The Boy

The Boy

Book - 2018
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"When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve's seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry, not a clue that points to a motive. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through, but as a detective she's troubled by a story that makes little sense. Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind? When the very next day KJ's sometimes babysitter, twelve-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. With pressure mounting from a tough, no-nonsense new sheriff, the media, and the parents of Bayou Breaux, Nick and Annie dig deep into the dual mysteries. But sifting through Genevieve Gauthier's tangled web of lovers and sorting through a cast of local lowlifes brings more questions than answers. Is someone from Genevieve's past or present responsible for the death of her son? Is the missing teenager, Nora, a victim, or something worse? Then everything changes when Genevieve's past as a convicted criminal comes to light"--
Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781101985397
Characteristics: 482 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 20, 2019


Apr 11, 2019

A great to return to characters that Hoag first introduced in A Thin Dark Line. I would not be opposed to reading more with Forcade and Annie.

Mar 26, 2019

A solid read with abundant characterization and complex plot!

Mar 20, 2019

Despite what others have said, I found this to be a FANTASTIC novel. Id even read it again, thats how good I thought it was. Now Im off to find yet another of her novels. Happy Reading!!

Mar 15, 2019

Tami Hoag always writes a complex and readable mystery. Recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Mar 13, 2019

So far it's repetitive. Hoag is too expert a writer to keep pounding us over the head w/how tragic it is that he's a child. We know. Drama and urgency in a mystery don't come from telling us instead of showing us.

She tells and AND she shows us and then she tells us what she showed us.

Mar 09, 2019

couldn't get into it

Feb 07, 2019

I wanted to like it more. The story has all the ingredients of a great mystery novel. Everyone is a suspect and in some way connected to the murder or possible murder of young town folk. However, I found the suppositions repetitive and I had a strong idea of the real murderer from early onset. Hoag's novel does have strong elements that relate to relationships between kids, kids and parents, husbands and wives and integrity of police officers. Decent read.

Jan 23, 2019

Waited a while for this book - as was scheduled to be published prior to December of 2018. but wow was it worth the wait. Great writing - filled with twists and turns as they investigate the murder of a 7 year old boy. What a tangled web is discovered as they look at the who and why this appalling crime was committed. Think you have it figured out - ha ha the twist comes in and history is revealed and the tale continues. Hoag is a great mystery writer and this certainly proves it!!!!

Jan 19, 2019

An astounding story by an amazing author. I thought I had it figured out twice, but was wrong both times. Those are the mysteries I like the best. Tami Hoag is a master of suspense. Loved this book!

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