On her twelfth birthday Brat’s father disappears. She waits, but he never comes back. When she goes looking she is laughed at, and her belongings stolen. Reduced to begging and determined to find out what has happened to him, she falls in with Gray and Baylock, whom she quickly discovers are outlaws, but there is far more to either of them than a falling out with the law, and Brat find that nothing is simple, nowhere is safe, and being reunited with her family is going to be difficult, and something she may decide must wait as
more pressing tasks fall into her path. This is the first Young Adult novel from the prolific Children's writer Ghillian Potts.