The fifth collection of An Education stories takes us from Valentine's Day to the summer holidays, and finds Cassie, Jenny and their friends finding love and new playmates. They also face changes in their family lives, some less welcome than others. At the same time, the man known as Jay Edwards continues to visit families, holding them hostage and making the parents help them rob banks. When Sarah and Brian Holderness-Carter, who are awaiting the arrival of their new family, come to England for the event, Jay faces his greatest challenge yet. By the end of the book, nothing will be quite the same again - for any of the characters.