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The Wishing Game by Patrick Redmond
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The Wishing Game (1999)

by Patrick Redmond

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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. ( )
  Amsa1959 | Aug 19, 2011 |
a fabulous thriller ( )
  bhowell | Jul 16, 2011 |
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. ( )
  Luli81 | Oct 24, 2010 |
This is a powerful psychological thriller of haunting suspense. It is set in a private boys school, Kirkston Abbey, where conformity and control are enforced through harsh rules and savage discipline. 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. The friendship grows into something dangerous as their games lose their innocence. 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. Now, more than forty years later, journalist Tim Webber thinks he's found the key to uncovering the truth in the bleak winter term of 1954. Excellent first novel. ( )
  jwhenderson | Sep 12, 2009 |
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To my Father Peter William Dawson Redmond (1931-1999) with love always
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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 fourteen-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 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...?

The Wishing Game is a wonderfull compelling and sinister psychological thriller, which brilliantly captures the claustrophobic atmosphere of a single-sex boarding school during the repressive 1950s.

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In an elite British boarding school a low-class boy, bullied by students and ridiculed by masters, becomes friends with a bright, upper-class boy who revenges him. The bullies suffer accidents and the masters are blackmailed.

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