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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
The Dead Kids Club is an intense thriller by Rich Hosek. A divorced father narrates how the life of his young son ended too soon. As he drops his son Nick at school, the boy grabs his backpack and rushes to join the other first graders funneling into the school. But Nick forgot his lunch bag and rushes back to get it. Then it happened: An unrepentant drunk driver gets away with killing Nick. This tragedy becomes a catalyst for the narrator to get back with his wife, Rebecca, and they join forces to exact revenge against Anthony Vitali, the driver who killed Nick. Being the son of a major player in the mob, Vitali is a force to contend with. As the husband and wife team plots revenge, they must set the stage to play the role that will give them the one thing that they failed to get from police and the courts: justice. Better yet, revenge.
In The Dead Kids Club, Hosek gives generous insight into the mind and actions of the protagonist as well as his wife, because grief from the loss of their son makes them vulnerable and it clouds their judgment—which makes for a reasonable element to plot murder. The question is, can they? And the fast-paced plotting makes finding out the answer worth tracking along the pages. You will enjoy witnessing how this husband and wife team carries out their plans, and how they work to get out of dangerous situations and deal with shady characters. Hosek has written a thriller that reads like a James Patterson novel that you can devour in an hour or two. With a balance between mayhem and drama, The Dead Kids Club is a brilliant and gripping novel that will give you an adrenaline rush.