The Boy

The Boy Review

An unfathomable loss or an unthinkable crime? Number one New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag keeps you guessing in her most harrowing thriller yet.

A panic-stricken woman runs in the dead of night, battered and bloodied, desperate to find help. . . .

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, P.J., 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 P.J.'s sometimes babysitter, thirteen-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 fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself.

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

Title:The Boy
Edition Language:English

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  • Debra

    3.5 starsA panic-stricken woman runs in the dead of night, battered and bloodied, desperate to find help. . .The Boy is the second book in the Brousssard and Fourcade series but worked very well as a ...

  • ?Rachel?

    A seven-year-old boy is brutally murdered, while his mother escapes injured and bloodied. As disturbing and puzzling facts come to light it’s up to Detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard sort ...

  • Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.I can hardly wait! I love a good bayou mystery and Tami Hoag is really good at m...

  • Amy-GallivantingPages

    *** 3.5 - 4 stars ***Publication date: December 31, 2018.This is book #2 in the Broussard and Fourcade series by Tami Hoag. This was my first read by Tami Hoag and I felt this read well as a standalon...

  • Patrice Hoffman

    Tami Hoag has been a favorite author of mine for so long. Her mystery thrillers are always fast paced, engaging, and captivating and The Boy is no different. Detective Nick Fourcade is called in to th...

  • Jaclyn

    I credit Tami Hoag with getting my interested in the romance genre. Her romantic suspense novels got me into the genre during high school, and A Thin Dark Line was one of my favourites. I was complete...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The Boy is the very first book I've read by Tamo Hoag, but I've been wanting to read her books for a while now. I was pleased to find out that I actually own the first book in this series, A Thin Dark...

  • Marleen

    The 2-star rating is more about how little I personally appreciated this book then the reflection on its writing or its storytelling. Honestly, this was a downer story, making me feel gloomy all throu...

  • Leanna Marie

    I have never read Tami Hoag before, and boy was that a mistake! I love her Karin Slaughter-feeling that she writes with. I'm generally not one for "detective novels", but some do get me, and this one ...

  • Jen

    3.5 stars Tami Hoag's The Boy is the second in a series featuring Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard. I haven't read the first in the series, but it wasn't necessary as the book works as a standalone. ...