This is a novel I recommend EVERYONE to read. That is, if you are interested in a novel that can make you laugh and cry at the same time, and lets face it, who isn't? The traumatic events surrounding the disappearance of a small boy are written from the point of view of Harry his brother, aged nine. A technique that can so often turn out twee; writing from a child's perspective in this circumstance is sympathetically done and is, as a result, both believable and enjoyable. It reads like a children's book; in a good way, but the subject matter is distinctly adult. It is interesting to see tragedy discussed by a child with all the understanding a child has; nothing feels out of place, even the humour.
This is a great book. Read it and you may even discover something about yourself or 'the child in you!'