Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair was born with huge, strange hands. He was also born with a secret. The only time he ever told someone his secret, it got him into big trouble. So he won’t be telling anyone ever again—or so he thinks. In this suspenseful and magical debut novel, Graham finds his life suddenly, thrillingly complicated—and his secret harder and harder to conceal.


From the Hardcover edition.
“Part thriller, part fable, The Wrong Hands has elements of magic realism reminiscent of Skellig and a teenage narrator with the kind of ingénue voice that marked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. . . . An intriguing read.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

“Hugely entertaining.”—The Independent (U.K.)

“Sharp and knowing and funny.”—The Sunday Times (U.K.)


From the Hardcover edition.