A wicked conspiracy. A diabolical offer.
Survival: a matter of life or death!
Behind the walls of Blackleigh, a prestigious public boarding school in northern England, lurks wickedness and bullying. Those in power form a conspiracy to devise any means to expel certain boys. Surviving for their victims becomes a matter of life and death…
Jonathan Simon, in his second year, returns to school to find that ruthless prefects – Sleeth, Tunk and Miller – are in charge of his house.
Things take a turn for the worse when the new Headmaster starts, and Jonathan and his friends are targeted.
As the pressure mounts, friendships become closer and scheming increases as unexpected revelations occur. For Blackleigh, the year is just beginning…
The Wicked Oath by Michael L. Lewis is about a conspiracy theory, which, I kind of love. There is something interesting about conspiracy theories and when they are well-put together, they seem believable.
The Wicked Oath follows Johnathan in his second year at boarding school. This school is not at all friendly, with a lot of bullying from other kids and the administration. You never really know who you can trust.
The suspense is well-written. I enjoyed the feeling that something was coming around every corner. I also enjoyed the bits of hope sprinkled in to lighten the mood.
Overall, a good read. I’d recommend giving it a shot.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased. *
Michael L. Lewis was born and raised in England. After preparatory school in London, he was educated at Stowe School, Buckingham. Michael now lives in Los Angeles, California, has a law degree, and writes full-time. He was on the Board of Trustees for several schools and has been a member of the same book club for twenty-five years.
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