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The Boy: A Novel
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Now a New York Times bestseller
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. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the devastation this woman is going through, but as a detective she's troubled: Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind?
 
When KJ's babysitter, twelve-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing the very next day, the town fears 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. 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 comes to light. Could she have killed her own child to free herself from 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, 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?

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        Louisiana cops Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade, whom readers last met in 1997's A Thin Dark Line, return in another cleverly plotted, atmospheric mystery. A young boy has been savagely murdered. His mother somehow escapes the same fate; covered in blood, she turns up at a neighboring house begging for help. While Nick takes charge of the grisly crime scene, Annie is at the hospital with the mother, and it isn't long before doubts start to accumulate: Why is there nothing to indicate that the murderer broke into the house? Why would someone butcher the boy but leave the mother unharmed? Why does the mother's story feel wrong? The day after the murder, the boy's 12-year-old babysitter goes missing. An unrelated crime? Or something far more sinister? Hoag puts on quite the juggling act here, dazzling us with multiple theories about the boy's murder, numerous potential suspects, and plot twists that keep us just slightly off-balance. A welcome return for a compelling investigative duo.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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        Though it's a stand-alone, this new novel stars detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard of Hoag's A Thin Dark Line (1997). They're investigating a break-in that has left Genevieve Gauthier's seven-year-old son dead but Genevieve inexplicably unharmed. Why would the murderer leave any witnesses? Why does the boy's 13-year-old babysitter vanish the next day? Hoag's last three hardcovers all debuted in the top ten of the New York Times best sellers list.

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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