Every family has secrets – but not every family has a secret pact with a demon. A darkly comic tale with thrilling twists and turns that will keep every reader guessing. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant. Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his remarkable family. So, when he discovers that an 800-year-old demon called Alastor is responsible for their luck – and that this demon is currently living inside him – he’s more than a little surprised. Alastor isn’t keen to be banished back to the demon realm and will do anything to try and trick his unwilling host into a contract – from nasty insults to wild promises. And even more unnerving, his power over Prosper seems to be growing with each passing night. Prosper has only days to break the curse – a feat that seems impossible. But with the help of a feisty witch-in-training, maybe he can do it?