When Matt Hudson turns fifteen, he receives a birthday card from the mother he thought was dead. Why has his father lied to him for the last ten years?
Matt doesn’t know who or what to believe. He sets out to find his mother, and the reasons behind her abandonment soon become clear.
Assigned a letter-writing project at school, Matt writes to his idol – Leonardo da Vinci. This simple act helps him work through his feelings of betrayal, and understand how neglected mental illness can tear a family apart.
“The first uncovered secret hooks you in, and every deception revealed makes you cling tighter until, like Matt, you struggle to find the truth and where he fits in. This expertly written novel will tie up your heart and run off with it.”