Craig Bartlett-Taylor was always trying to kill himself, but when he took an overdose at the back of Mrs Kenna s classroom, Richie thought he d finally succeeded- it was a real-life Worst Case Scenario. But then the new kid, Freddy, steps in and saves Craig s life, and for Richie the lure of this mysterious newcomer is irresistible. Freddy is like nobody Richie has ever met. Dark, sardonic and dangerous, he gives flight to Richie s imagination, introducing him to a way of life he d never thought possible. But when a night-time prank goes gut-wrenchingly wrong, Richie begins to question Freddy s motives, and all too soon he finds himself committed to a sinister pact, with inescapably tragic consequences. It s true that Freddy saved a life but could he take one, too? With great wit and an unflinching eye for the muddle and drama of adolescence, The Suicide Club is a pitch-perfect portrait of teenage disaffection that sets boy against boy, imagination against reason and, ultimately, life against death.
Rhys Thomas lives in Wales. He is twenty-nine years old. THE SUICIDE CLUB is his first novel. For more information visit his website- www.thesuicideclub.com