On the surface, the village of Umbridge is perfect: a proud and happy place where the sun always shines, where the houses and gardens look immaculate, and where children go to a good school and can go on to university to study Law or Medicine or History or English or the Classics (whatever they are).
But beneath the surface, Umbridge is home to a dark, mysterious secret. Twelve years ago, a tragedy occurred that shook the village and, although they hardly ever talk about it, no one has forgotten the unexplained disappearance of a six-year-old boy. Now, the mystery is about to resurface, and the proud and happy people of Umbridge – including 10-year-old rascal Benjamin Crew – must face their biggest challenge since losing the Best Village in Bloom contest.
A page-turning tale of mystery, mud and mayhem!