The first chapter had me gripped, I had asked my mum to help me find a book that was more thrilling and mysterious than the books I have been reading lately. I am an eight year-old girl - and this book did deliver exactly what I'd asked for.
It's about a perfectly ordinary family - apart from the boy called Ted who is autistic. His sister, Kat, is a teenager who finds her brother a bit mad in the head. Ted's fantasic at facts like predicting the weather, he wants to be a meteorologist, but he's not so good at understanding feelings.
When Ted's cousin Salim and aunty Glo come to stay with them in London to say a last goodbye before they go to live in America, they all decide to go for a lovely outing on the London Eye. When the kids are queuing for tickets, a mysterious man gives his ticket to them saying that he's claustrophobic. But when Salim is on the London Eye he disappears. The police look for him - they think that he could be the boy in the morgue. But Ted has theories of his own and, with Kat's help, could they be the ones who'll discover what's really happening to their cousin?
I think this book is nerve-wracking, I really worried about where Salim had got to. But it was also really interesting to see how an autistic boy is able to be better at working things out than the rest of his family, and the police.
I'm not going to tell you the ending, but I'll tell you that it's anything but boring.
I read this book over a weekend because I couldn't put it down. Secretly I took it to bed and read when my mum thought I was asleep. I can't wait to see what Siobhan Dowd will come up with if she writes a second book for children.