"Rhys Thomas shakes concepts of "normality" to the core. It is a challenge indeed for an author to capture authentic teenage dialogue, and [this is] compelling subject matter." (Independent on Sunday
"Something of a SECRET HISTORY set among 15 year-olds, THE SUICIDE CLUB
by Rhys Thomas is a riveting and often moving read centred around a group of disaffected teenagers who, under the guidance of a manipulative leader, decide to embark on a suicide pact. The narrator's voice compels the narrative - he's a hugely likeable character - and while it's yet another debut British novel about a precocious teenager, this is the best of its type that I've read in a long while. I'll be very interested to see what Thomas writes next." (John Boyne
A group of teenagers comes under the influence of a charismatic outsider and signs a suicide pact, in a riveting and timely debut novel about teenage disaffection and its deadly consequences.