The Death Club (Dead Men Walking book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Dead Men Walking series. It’s a spin off with character cross overs from the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series, however they can be read separately.

Chaos. Carnage. Killing.
The three Cs that make my life complete.

I know killing technically doesn’t start with a C – but wouldn’t life be better if it did? Just like it would be better if the Devil was my boyfriend, Santa wasn’t a d*ck and I didn’t live under a bridge.

I wished for my life to improve, but it didn’t. I was kidnapped, sold, sold again, stuck in a death game, sold AGAIN and now I’m living in a serial killer’s basement.

Oh and there’s another dude down here who lives in a cage and doesn’t talk. I call him Dead Man on account of his soulless eyes. He either wants to kiss me or kill me. I can’t decide which I want most.

Anyways, my hot, tattooed, muscular insane Irish captor thinks I might make a good hit woman once he trains me up. Which is a freaking insult by the way as I’m already the best killer in town. Ask anyone. Except the cops. Don’t ask them or they’ll send me back to that creepy asylum where they gave me the crazy pills. But shh, that’s a secret.

Want to know another one? I quite like it here. Every day is anarchy and that’s my favourite flavour.

So I think I’m gonna join The Death Club and let my freak flag fly.

This book was absolutely fantastic. The characters were brilliant, the storyline was great and the cliffhanger made me shout at my kindle.

Brooklyn was absolutely brilliant. Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves in creating her. She’s totally crazy. You feel sorry for her because of her background, but she turned herself into a little psycho and learnt to go stabby stabby on people. I love her stories, and when she talks away to the boys about random things. Living in Naill’s basement is actually an upgrade, and she knows it. She’s just a fantastic character and it’s brilliant to be in the head of a crazy little psycho.

Naill is the best. I absolutely love him. He’s totally unhinged and wild, and it makes him fantastic. I feel sorry for him and what happened to his wife. He blames himself, and as he gets to know Brooklyn, he’s scared it will happen again. It’s interesting to see him interacting with his crazy family. I seriously hope he finds a way out of his dad’s wishes.

Mateo was great as well. He’s living as a prisoner in Naill’s basement, but Brooklyn tries getting to know him. He’s a dark man, and we slowly learn more about his past.

I absolutely love the interactions between them all. Brooklyn is brilliant with the boys. Naill is great with Mateo, and I love how he calls him, El Burro. The boys with Brooklyn is brilliant. I loved it all.

All three of them are completely crazy and unhinged, and it’s just brilliant.

There was a lot of humour in this book, mostly with Brooklyns crazy stories, and just in her head in general. The ending was brilliant, although I shouted. How could you both end it like that? Holy fucking tits summed it up just right.

Overall, this book was a masterpiece. Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves with the characters, and I think Brooklyn might just be my new fave.

I’d completely recommend this book. I’d recommend reading the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series first, although it isn’t necessary. It would just give a good background to Naill and his family, plus the club Brooklyn was sold too.

My rating: 5/5*

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