Samuel is fourteen years old. He lives with his mother in a Manchester flat, goes to school, plays on his computer, reads books and likes the same things that most other teenagers do.
He’s also blind.
And he’s the only witness when his mother is attacked in their own home late one night.
With his hopes hung firmly on her and only his witness statement to go on, DI Jessica Daniel is facing an uphill battle to begin with – and that’s before an unidentified man with a ropey tattoo shows up in a gutter with his head kicked in.
Something strange is happening in Jessica’s team. Someone close to her has a secret – and when it comes out, everything is going to change.