Toby is a normal boy who hates cricket and loves comics, but all that is set to change when Len Grimsby (deceased) appears in his bedroom late one night. It seems that Toby is a murderer – but he knows he didn't shoot Len! So begins a time-travelling adventure featuring ghosts, geeks, and a pretty powerful cricket bat. Toby must learn that all acts have consequences, and that each action can set off a chain reaction. Can Toby race against time and consequences and save the day? And what will happen to Martin Cooper's maths test?
Some readers may find the descriptions very visceral – look out for the telling line ‘I didn't know whether I was going to puke or scream’. This book is quite short, and lacks a certain depth, featuring only two main characters. Keen readers would make light work of this book, which is unlikely to keep them amused past a few hours. The book could have been nicely extended by looking into the impact of each potential real world on the minor characters. However, Barrington Stoke should be applauded for making the book dyslexia friendly.