This is the story of Thomas. He disappears from his bed suddenly when he is five. His parents never give up hope of finding him but eventually move on with their lives. Then 9 years later he turns up on the doorstep of their old house. No one knows where he has been but they are glad he is back. For Thomas he has many things to get used to, like a new sister and life back with his parents. Then strange things start happening around the house and Thomas begins to look like he is ageing....
This is a very poignant sci fi story. This is very
much a change for Matt as it is not a horror story. It was strange in
places, sad and heart wrenching. There were very few characters which
made the story taut and tight. I like a good sci fi mystery and this was
just that, it was sad, but at no point did it become maudlin or
melodramatic. This is a very different style for Matt and he has pulled
it off, with great style. A well paced sci fi mystery with a bit of an
emotional ride in the middle. Well done Matt, it is great to see you
diversifying and growing as a writer!