The Boy

The Boy

by Tami Hoag

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An unfathomable loss or an unthinkable crime? #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag keeps you guessing in her most harrowing thriller yet.
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 and no 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 KJ's sometimes babysitter, twelve-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing the very next day, 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 Nora a victim, or something worse? Then everything changes when Genevieve’s past as a convicted criminal is revealed. 

The spotlight falls heavily on the grieving mother who is both victim and accused. Could she have killed her own child to free herself from the burden of motherhood, or is the loss of her beloved son pushing her to the edge of insanity? Could she have something to do with the disappearance of Nora, or is the troubled teen the key to the murder? How far will Nick and Annie have to go to uncover the dark truth of the boy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432840921
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Edition description: Large Print
Sales rank: 207,709
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

TAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. There are more than forty million copies of her books in print in more than thirty languages. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since has been a bestseller. She lives in California.

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The Boy: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish this book had come sooner. Hoping more to come from the bayou
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Tami Hoags books and loved them all. I have to say this is one of my favorites. I Could not put it down; finished it in 2 days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most supprising ending worth the wait such a great book I really liked reading it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down; a page turner.. As others have said, so many twists and turns. Kept you guessing til the end. Highly recommend!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But all her books are amazing!! Dont miss this one it kept me guessing till the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Tami Hoag!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by the twist and turns of the story that I had to finish it asap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many incredible twists
Philomath_in_Phila More than 1 year ago
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review. The Boy by Tami Hoag is the 2nd novel in her series about Broussard and Fourcade, a husband and wife team who are detectives in Bayou Breaux, a little town in Louisiana. I often read detective fiction and enjoyed the pairing of Detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard. The novel focuses mostly on their police pairing but does have some sections about their home life. The dynamics of the relationships of the people surrounding the investigative team are well formed but not the main focus of the story. The boy is. Well, the murder of the boy is. Hoag shows her characters' flaws but she does not make them the focus of the characters. Broussard and Fourcade are like every married couple and have difficult days. Again, Hoag does not make those days the focus of the story. The boy is. The story has twists and turns. Some of the reveals were expected but not all of them. Hoag surprised me with several details. I have had Tami Hoag on my "want to read" list for years but never got around to reading any of her work. After reading The Boy, I am disappointed I have not read her sooner. Review published on on 3/27/19.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Tami Hoag and I am already looking for the next. Her writing is descriptive, it took me from one surprise to another. The suspense kept me within it's hold and I finished the 400 plus page book in one day. Great writing with a difficult story.
Anonymous 21 days ago
awesome kept me up every night till I finished the book
Anonymous 4 months ago
Tami always deliver suspense an excellent stories! Lover he books!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Well written with surprise ending
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Creepy, and sad. Twists I didn't see coming. Definitely held my interest until the end.
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Great job
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I’m not quite sure why I started this book, as I don’t usually read novels about dead children, but once I started this I couldn’t put it down. It gives one surprise after another. Like the few other books I’ve read by this author, the characters are well developed. Her word pictures are so vivid you can see the characters’ features, ache for their situations and smell the humid air.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome yet sad book. Brought tears to my eyes. Just when I thought I had figured it out I was wrong. Kept me guessing til the end. Loved it!
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