The Last Days of Archie Maxwell (RA8, IA Teen)
When Archie's dad leaves, it throws his life into turmoil. He discovers there's been a secret at the heart of his cosy family life - and he can't accept the truth of that secret, however hard he tries. So, Archie heeds the siren call of the trains that run past the end of his garden. But when he finds himself at the track, he realises that the trains have been calling to someone else too. Someone Archie knows very well indeed. This is the story of what happens when they meet.
Annabel Pitcher's first novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, quickly became a bestseller and has been translated into over twenty languages. It was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal, and won the prestigious Branford Boase Award. Annabel lives in Yorkshire.