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Callum Hughes has been labelled a killer and a psycho. He has been labelled by the press, by his classmates and most of all by the family of the boy he stabbed. Roger Gough has been labelled a victim. He is described by everyone that the police question as a sporty, funny and popular boy who was brutally murdered by Callum. At least, that’s what his friends and family are saying.
But things are rarely so black and white.
When Callum is found dead in his cell just two days after his arrest, it is accepted that he simply could not cope with his new environment and killed himself. Was such a timid and intelligent boy really capable of motiveless murder? Indeed, was he really capable of taking his own life? Coroner Martha Gunn dares to dig a little bit deeper, unravelling a truth that is far more disturbing and distressing than anything the papers could have made up.
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'A serious subject that is dealt with by the author with sensitivity.’