Cover design: Peter Callow
THE HECTIC HEADSPACE OF ABIGAIL SQUALL
"The top of her head felt matted and tacky to the touch.
Bashed and leaking. Like the pineapple. Leaking her own red juice.
She wanted to laugh but it hurt too much... "
So hot! The Scottish seaside town of Balemouth Bay has never experienced such a heatwave.
But there is trouble in paradise. Someone is dropping fruit from the bridge on to unsuspecting heads below. And Abigail Squall's unsuspecting head is lost in thought. She recalls the day she cradled her mother in her arms and listened to those mysterious dying words.
The hit and run driver was still out there. Somewhere...
Distracted by the memory, Abigail neglects to look up...
The pineapple bomb hits its target. The blow transforms Abigail’s traumatised mind into a powerful radio receiver, subjecting her to a relentless invasion of rapid-fire news, music and chatter as every broadcast in the atmosphere crams inside her headspace until the blistering volume threatens to split her skull apart.
But just as she slips towards insanity, a familiar voice cuts through the chaos:
“Hello Pookie! Any requests?”
Granddad’s ghost has a plan. To solve the mystery of her mother’s death, fix her broken family and silence the crippling noise in her head once and for all, Abigail must set off on a quest to tear down the town's brand new transmitter.