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Insomnia. It gives you insomnia, because you don’t want to put this book down. One of the Authors best work. 

Verified Amazon buyer, Dawn.

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Mr. Costello has written a fantastic book about my hometown. The story is engaging, right from page 1. Loved the story, plot and twists. Another great installment in the On The Hill series. Can’t wait for the next one!!!!!

Verified Amazon Buyer, David

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I read the book excellent story line!

Verifed Amazon buyer, Pete

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It is a small neighborhood where everyone looks out for one and other - partly because of the times, the 1960's. My favorites scenes involve the youthful banter of the high school kids from the Hill. Without giving the plots away, I'll mention some of the elements: school bus rides, HS baseball, local police, local tough guys, Russians, deadly virus, black family, Irish mob, insomnia, paper route, and the FBI. The author weaves the various story lines throughout the book. Everything is interconnected and concludes in an exciting finish. Verified Amazon buyer, Paul B.

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Wow this a fast pace thriller.4 kids witness a murder and have to run for their life. From the mob and police. From there it stays uphill on who will find and kill them. This doesn't disappoint with a great shootout ending. First read for me of this author. Need more stars to give. Great job. Verified Amazon buyer, Brenda.

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 As soon as I finished the first book, I had to read his second book,"On the Hill, Insomina". This book was even better. From the start I couldn't put it down. I laughed a lot and the people in his book are so real. I can't wait for his next book due in out in November. Verified Amazon buyer, Jahna

What a wonderful adventure story about 4 good friends who lived on the "Hill" in the Mainline section of Philadelphia. Where the boys were thrown into a hide-and-seek game of survival. The cops and the mafia were after them after they witness murders from cherry trees. Will they survive? "Dead Kids Don't Speak" was exciting, suspenseful and, hard to put down. A must read for all who like thrillers. Verified Amazon buyer, Cheryl.

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OMG! What a terrific book. On The Hill Dead Kids Don't Speak is a terrific murder mystery and a book you can't put down.

Verified Amazon buyer, Joan.

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An amazing story line that brings in fiction to a non-fiction place and people! Verified Amazon buyer, Mary

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This book and the others in the series are so much fun to read. The adventures of the Hill kids are incredible ... I want to hang with those guys !! Any book in this series is enjoyable. Verified Amazon buyer, Verified Amazon buyer, David.

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I didn't really enjoy the banter in the first Hill book, perhaps because I didn't like Ron's banter in HS either. In this second book Ron nailed the right balance of teenage language and the story line was intriguing. Butch has created a first class book with this second on the Hill series. Verified Amazon buyer, Richard.

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Then there are the adventures when they arrived at a new. A fascinating book. Verified Amazon buyer, Jo.

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Hero, Villain? The real man is lost to history. But that doesn't prevent Costello from presenting a nuanced vision of Columbus. Yes, he is something of an antagonist in this book. But not a two dimensional one. At once arrogant and confident, he is also operating in an historical period where these qualities are required, and where no amount of research can offset ignorance. Verified Amazon buyer, Fritz

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"Dead Kids" takes place in a real small town near Philadelphia. Its population of free-range boys takes full advantage of its many natural and municipal wonders--steep hills, fields, woods, creeks, a river, a baseball field, and a dump. They explore, swim, make trails, hide out, and build contraptions from found treasures, all the while developing skills, creativity, and kinship. Verified Amazon buyer, Gloria.

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Isn't it great when you find a book that completely drags you into the dialog? Well this is the book for you. Verified Amazon buyer, Dawn

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Loved the  book!, Verified Amazon buyer, Bumper