Joe and Ash are best friends. Ash is the leader, Joe the one who follows. Then one night after a party, Joe and Ash come a across a holdall, seemingly abandoned by the side of the road. They open it up . . . and find AGBP20,000 in cash. Of course they're going to hand it straight to the police. Aren't they? Or is all that money just a bit too tempting? And that is precisely when the trouble starts . . . Jim Carrington has already established himself as a fine writer for teens with his debut novel, Inside My Head. With In the Bag, he shows how horribly easy it is for two teenage boys to make a car crash of their lives, through an unlucky combination of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and making a handful of wrong decisions.