Connor's best friend, Branwell, has committed a crime. Branwell has shaken his sister to a coma. Now Branwell is in prison awaiting his trial. Connor is here to talk to him and report how Branwell's sister is doing. The whole time, Branwell is “silent to the bone”, and Connor is trying to help Branwell with the court cases.
I really liked this book because there are lots of cliff-hangers like when Branwell finally talks again. I asked lots of questions, like "OMG! What's going to happen next?"