The hand dangled there awkwardly between them, and then Mr. Charles gave up and went to help his daughter with the luggage.
Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Emotionally crippled by his obsessive-compulsive disorder, teenager Matthew Corbin rarely leaves his room on a cul-de-sac in London, and he passes the day observing and writing down his neighbors doings from his window--but when a toddler staying next door disappears Matt is the key to solving a mystery and possibly saving a child's life...if he can manage to expose himself, and his secret ... The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson is a middle grade-mystery novel whose protagonist Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Spending his days cataloging the behaviors of his neighbors, Matthew hasn't left home in weeks. Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close ... The Goldfish Boy; The Day I Was Erased; The Light Jar; The Boy Who Fooled the World; The Graveyard Riddle; novellas.