Something Dangerous by Patrick Redmond

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Kirkston Abbey is no place for weak or sensitive boys. Jonathan Palmer cant believe his good fortune when Richard Rokeby seeks out his friendship. Rokeby is everything Jonathan is not: wealthy, strong, handsome, aloofeven the professors cant touch him. As the bond between the two boys deepens, Rokeby grows increasingly possessive. Soon, Jonathan comes to realize that there is something not quite right about his new friend. Something a bit off-kilter. Something... dangerous. What started out as an innocent game among schoolboys turns into a nightmare as Jonathan finds himself powerless to stop Richard from unleashing a diabolical force that threatens to consume them all.
 

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Published September 15, 1999 by Hyperion. 343 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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When Rokeby inexplicably helps Palmer with his Latin and then defends him from the sadistic bullying of snobby James Wheatley, the two become buddies, sharing a brief vacation at the Rokeby estate, where Palmer learns that his friend is estranged from his father, who remarried after Rokeby’s moth...

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There's a dark fairy tale at the core of the mystery (both Palmer and Rokeby have serious stepmother issues) and a kind of ethical dilemma for readers, who will not know whom to root for as the villains and heroes mutate and shift positions.

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