Fiction, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 04/04/1996
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This is the incredible true account of four friends mental and physical abuse at the Wilkinson home for boys. Betrayed by those who were paid to watch and ... READ MORE
Ben Keenan at Bury St Edmunds Buttermarket


An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty, violence and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City. Now a major film starring Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon.

Four boys - lifelong friends who shared everything - in the confines of New York City's Hell's Kitchen, content with playing as many pranks as they can without getting caught. Until one disastrous afternoon.

When a harmless scheme goes terribly wrong, the boys are left facing a year's imprisonment in the Wilkinson Home for Boys, and the beatings and abuse they find there will change their lives forever.

In the years that follow, one will become a lawyer, one a reporter, and two will grow to become hitmen for-hire. But for all of them, the legacy of Wilkinson - the pain, fear and anger - still rages on within. Only revenge will erase it.

One final, audacious stand against a corrupt system. If they are caught this time, the only thing to lose is their lives.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099628712
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 265g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm

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This book is abdsolutely fantasic it is a heartbreaking story
Elizabeth Henry