The Boy

The Boy

A Novel

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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781101985397
1101985399
Branch Call Number: Fic Hoag
Characteristics: 482 pages ; 24 cm

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mcdonaldjax
Jun 17, 2019

Hoag is a powerful storyteller. Fiction but a sad story b/c it involves children; still, such a good read. I could hardly put it down!

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0007548100dmw
Jun 02, 2019

Tami Hoag is one of my most consistent and favorite writers. She always tells a good story, has great character development and keeps you guessing until the end. Good read.

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MillieBT
May 25, 2019

Brutal murder of a young boy in a small town....another child disappears....Detective Nick and Annie deal with an insufferable boss while trying to solve these crimes that seemingly have no motive

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nannerl
Apr 20, 2019

Excellent.

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jac523
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.

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4grandkids_1
Mar 26, 2019

A solid read with abundant characterization and complex plot!

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LoveChild60
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!!

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maipenrai
Mar 15, 2019

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

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joanlouise1
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.

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therapymutt
Mar 09, 2019

couldn't get into it

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