After doing herself near-fatal harm, Kit has returned to her island home. But it's a place she hardly recognises- the witch and the mermaids are hiding and the pirates have sailed to more bountiful shores. In their place is Neverland and its inhabitants - damaged teens too sick to be in regular school, watched over by her psychiatrist uncle. And now Kit is one of them.
Kit has a choice. She can use illicit night-time adventures with friends and mysterious new boy Rohan to avoid the truth. Or she can separate harsh reality from childhood fantasy and remember the night of her parents' deaths.
What really prompted her family's departure from the island? Did a monster drive them away? Is the monster still there?
Margot McGovern is an Adelaide-based writer who holds a Ph.D. from Flinders University. She has reviewed for several Australian literary journals, including recent articles and reviews in Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings and Viewpoint. Margot blogs at http-//lectito.me and has almost 5000 followers on Instagram at @project_lectito.