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The Boy: A Novel

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Hillary Huber

17 Hours 0 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

December 2018

Audio Book Summary

An unfathomable loss or an unthinkable crime? #1 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, 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.
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?

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    Gripping story and kept me guessing. My commute wasn’t long enough! Actually wasn’t fussed about heavy traffic!

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  • Jonathan S.

    Loved the creole feel to the book, loved the great story line and narrator as well. First novel by Tami Hoag I listened to, and am excited to dive into more of her work. Definitely recommend!

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  • Kathleen G.

    The cajun accent was unrealistic. Detective Annie's encounter with Sharon Spicer at the end was silly. Any good detective would not have stood there arguing about why Sharon had not called 911. She would have picked up the phone and dialed and then asked questions and she certainly would not have turned her back on Sharon.

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  • Anonymous

    Good storyline but the author was a but too descriptive for my taste. It felt a bit dragged out at some point.

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  • Jason A.

    Good story, kept me guessing

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  • Berva Lorraine H.

    I enjoyed the book and the narration. Lots of plot twists.

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  • Diane D.

    Really liked the book until the end.... then it got disappointing. It seemed liked the author hurried to end it.

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  • Anonymous

    The story was very good.. enthralling... list of twists..!! Narration was horrible.. I almost just stopped because of the voice~just terrible!

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  • Ger Faughnan

    Loved this book, the characters & the storyline. Yes -at times the scenario's were a little far fetched but it blended right into the story. As I approached the end of the book, I sat in the car & was 1hr late for work. I just had to hear what happened. If I had a physical book in my hand I would have gone straight to the last 3 pages.

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  • Veronica Vosloo

    Good book.!

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