"'At first I thought there were technical problems - something wrong with the sound system - because when I opened my mouth I couldn't hear a thing. But it was more serious than that . . . I was completely dumb.' Chris loses the power of speech completely when his best friend dies in a car crash. Why? What terrible secret is he hiding? And can he find his voice before it's too late? Thought-provoking and original, this is a powerful thriller by a talented author."