Wishing Game

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Simon and Schuster, 2003 M10 6 - 416 pages
Kirkston Abbey is no place for the weak. Standing stark against the Norfolk sky, its aim is conformity and control; its rules harsh, its discipline savage. To 14-year-old Jonathan Palmer, it is a prison; a world in which he feels threatened and powerless. When he is offered the chance of escape, in the guise of an unexpected friendship, he accepts it gladly. But all is not as it seems. In combining his frustrations with a nature that is far more intense and destructive than his own, Jonathan is unleashing forces more powerful than he can ever hope to control. In the bleak winter term of 1954, something terrible happened at Kirkston Abbey school for boys. Now, more than forty years later, journalist Tim Webber thinks he's found the key to uncovering the truth. But is he prepared to live with the consequences . . .?
 

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User Review  - Amsa1959 - LibraryThing

You know from the start something terrible is going to happen. You know from quite early on who is to blame. But you don´t know why, when and how, and you want to know! It´s a dark and sad story, gripping and unputdownable. Read full review

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User Review  - Luli81 - LibraryThing

A black and mysterious novel. I was so compelled I couldn't stop reading. It reminded me the Torcuato Luca's novel. Prepare to be afraid. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
35
Section 4
47
Section 5
61
Section 6
79
Section 7
103
Section 8
129
Section 13
217
Section 14
233
Section 15
245
Section 16
271
Section 17
291
Section 18
307
Section 19
325
Section 20
343

Section 9
145
Section 10
163
Section 11
175
Section 12
203
Section 21
391
Section 22
397
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About the author (2003)

Born in 1966, Patrick Redmond was educated in England and the Channel Islands, and studied law at Leicester University and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. For eight years he worked as a solicitor at various firms in the City. He now writes full-time. Visit www.patrickredmond.co.uk

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