The main character was a young boy dealing with the breakup of his parents, and his ill mother marrying an American and moving to Brighton. There is a lot of skateboarding out in the cold weather that begins to take its toll on the reader, and not enough about the boy's discovery in the old ladies' flat in the basement.
The end was abrupt and the 'twist' that I thought was coming never arrived, which made this a disappointing read.
My rating = **
That's my four bucks!