Lost Christmas by David Logan
Quercus Books ISBN 9780857387356
Anything can happen on Christmas Eve. In Goose's case, his whole life changes instantly - for the worse. His dog Mutt is just about the only thing keeping him sane. Then Goose meets Anthony, a rather strange person who knows more about others than he knows about himself. When Mutt goes missing, Goose realises that he has to rely on Anthony to help him. But how can Anthony help Goose and other lost souls to find what they are seeking? This is a beautifully written book, at the same time mysterious and moving. It tells a thought-provoking story in a very atmospheric setting.