Ruby's mum is sick . . . or is she? It's very upsetting when your parents don't tell you what's going on. And Ruby's not the only one who's upset. Yasmin gets a nasty shock when someone sends her an anonymous email.
Fortunately Holly Helvellyn, Goth teen idol and generally Miss Amazing (except for that miserable boyfriend she now drags around), is on hand to cheer Ruby up, but even she doesn't have the answers to everything. The truth will out eventually, though . . .