River has been given a notebook by his teacher to write down his ‘imaginative’ thoughts, to try and help him realise what is real and what are downright lies.
When his mother is wooed by a journalist called Jason, who plans to take them on a holiday to Costa Rica, River’s suspicions are aroused. He thinks that Jason isn’t on the level and decides to do a bit of investigating on his own. Why is Jason interested in their eco-warrior type friends? And what has a mysterious tattoo got to do with the father he never knew?
Teen author, Keren David, joins the ranks of other well-known authors in the Barrington Stoke Teen range and brings her own inimitable style to this story. What makes it even more compelling, is that it is based on fact – when undercover policemen were exposed after having fathered children with unsuspecting women and then abandoning them. Truth really is stranger than fiction!