Oak Island Revenge by Cynthia D’Entremont
It is 1958 and fourteen year old Jonah lives on the Western Shore of Nova Scotia. He and his best friend, Beaz, are drawn to the mysterious Oak Island where stories of treasure abound. Their quest for treasure yields more than they bargain for, and the boys are soon plunged into danger.
When they find a gold locket down one of the treasure shafts, Jonah and Beaz can’t believe their luck – until they realize that the locket is not pirate’s booty but possibly evidence in a current murder investigation, one which Jonah already knows more about than he can handle.
Beaz lives in fear of his abusive mother, and makes Jonah swear that he won’t tell anybody about their trip to Oak Island. So Jonah keeps the secret even though there is a killer at large in his small community. Oak Island Revenge is a coming-of-age story, with much higher stakes than most teenagers have to contend with.
Oak Island Revenge is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo May 13, 2014.