The Goldfish Boy (Hardcover)
Matthew has OCD, and it's ruining his life. He can't leave the house, see his friends, or stop cleaning everything around him. But when he's the only witness to a neighbor’s disappearance, he realizes he might be the only one who can solve the case. This book addresses OCD with gut-wrenching accuracy; this and a compelling Rear Window-esque mystery will keep readers engaged until the last page. Debut novelist Thompson is definitely a writer to watch!— From Kokie's Picks
Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive. Suddenly, Matthew finds himself at the center of a high-stakes mystery, and every one of his neighbors is a suspect. Matthew is the key to figuring out what happened and potentially saving a child's life... but is he able to do so if it means exposing his own secrets, and stepping out from the safety of his home?
About the Author
Lisa Thompson is a writer and radio producer living in England. The Goldfish Boy is her debut novel.