As if school bullies and his mum's tofu sandwiches weren't enough, Hector Brunty now has another dilemma: a talking brain tumour. Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter-ego, advising Hector on haircuts, fashion, and tactics for snogging the best-looking girl in school. Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is one thing, but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make more decisions about Hector's life than he'd like. Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants . . . before they both go under the knife?
Things are getting tense at home for Nicky and Kenny as they wait for a visit from their estranged mum. To escape, they go for a walk on the moors, with their little Jack Russell terrier. But what should have been a lark, turns deadly when the weather changes and they are caught in a blizzard. Nothing will ever be quite the same again…