David Fox is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. One day, whilst walking on the beach, he finds a bottle containing a note at the sea\'s edge. The note, written in 1953, is from a boy named John Marshall who claims his father is trying to kill him.
Mark Morris (born 1963) is an author most well known for his series of horror novels, although he has also written novels based on the BBC Television series Doctor Who. He currently lives in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, with his wife (the artist Nel Whatmore) and their children, David and Polly. He has used the pseudonym J. M. Morris for the novel Fiddleback.