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What would you do if a suspicious fire destroyed your home and your parents disappeared?
Thirteen-year-old Billy has a few problems: Jude’s gang are on to him, his parents are missing and he’s living with Gran on the dementia floor of a care home. But his problems are about to become far more complicated. He’s about to discover that he’s caught up in a shadowy web of lies.
Meanwhile in Russia, Manya would rather not have parents at all. Her mum doesn’t speak to her and her dad is so ambitious for his only daughter that she is driven to the very brink of a dark world she doesn’t understand.
In a remarkable tale of destruction, deceit and sheer determination; two seemingly unconnected stories are told in parallel, slowly revealing an astonishing link.
“Buy it, read it and get your children to read it!!!” CI Hertfordshire
“One of the most well written books my children have read in a long time.” NH Cambridge
"Best read this year! If you're considering getting this book then don't hesitate BUY IT. I hope there will be a sequel one day. ” SW Cheshire
"If you, your friends or your family are facing dementia, then get hold of a copy of this book. It has a more positive view of dementia than is usual in our society. It describes a way of coping with compassion and humour." EK Herefordshire
"A copy of this will make its way into the school library I work in!" PP London
“What a book...Caroline writes in such a way that you get lost in amongst the pages and before you know it you've finished the book! An incredible authoress, fantastic book and a must to add to your basket.” AR London
" I read it really quickly. Caroline has a lovely way of writing and you feel as you turn each page, the story comes to life!" AH London
"I was completely engrossed with Its Raining in Moscow and I forgot my Umbrella, so when I heard that there was more to read on one of the main characters I jumped at the opportunity." SB Leicester
"This prequel to Its Raining in Moscow and I Forgot My Umbrella is equally a page-turner! It’s full of mystery, intrigue and gave satisfying insight to one of the main characters Dmitri Molchalin." SJ Herts
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