Told with Gareth’s signature wit humour and thoughtfulness this story examines the way stories shape our past present and future Eddie is pretty certain nowhere could be more small-town more boring and more inconsequential than his home town of the Wellcome Valley. Unfortunately he is about to be proved spectacularly wrong. Eddie’s problems start with the arrival of Scarlett a new girl in town who seems rather too confident and mysterious for your average schoolgirl. She attracts trouble (and Eddie) like a magnet and she’s apparently only interested in two very strange things – protecting the town’s local crackpot scientist and telling Eddie absolutely nothing about what on earth is going on. And why is she so interested in Eddie’s long-dead mother? Things quickly go from weird to worse for Eddie as he finds himself right in the middle of a dangerous mystery – one with consequences not just for him and Scarlett but time itself.