The Boy

The Boy

Tami Hoag / Jun 19, 2019

The Boy 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 nig

  • Title: The Boy
  • Author: Tami Hoag
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  • 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 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 482 pages Published December 31st 2018 by Dutton first published December 4th 2018 More Details Original Title The Boy ISBN 1101985399 ISBN13 9781101985397 Edition Language English Series Broussard and Fourcade 2 Other Editions 16 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Boy, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I will not pre order this book as suggested by GR How can we know if it will really be released on the 31st after multiple release date changes in the last year like 46 days ago Add your answer Marla Madison It is for sure out there now as I read it from my local library I agree that it was annoying that it was postponed so many times, nearly a year, I It is for sure out there now as I read it from my local library I agree that it was annoying that it was postponed so many times, nearly a year, I think from the first announcement Worth the wait, though less flag Can this be read as a stand alone novel like 2 months ago See all 2 answers Valerie Chaze The Boy can be read as a stand alone, of course, but if you are planning to read A Thin Dark Line as well, you might want to do it first, as The Boy The Boy can be read as a stand alone, of course, but if you are planning to read A Thin Dark Line as well, you might want to do it first, as The Boy will spoil it somehow And it also contains a lot of references from A thin Dark Line less flag See all 9 questions about The Boy Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 21, 2018 Debra added it Shelves netgalley 3.5 stars A 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 stand alone novel for me Nick Fourcade and his wife, Annie Broussard are both detectives working in the Cajun town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana One night, Nick is called to a bloody crime scene which left a seven year old boy dead and his mother hospitalized There is nothing at the crime scene whic 3.5 stars A 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 stand alone novel for me Nick Fourcade and his wife, Annie Broussard are both detectives working in the Cajun town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana One night, Nick is called to a bloody crime scene which left a seven year old boy dead and his mother hospitalized There is nothing at the crime scene which points to a forced entry, nothing has been taken and Genevieve Gauthier, the battered and bloody mother describes their attacker as looking like the devil What happened in their home that night How did the Mother survive What was the reason for the attack Complicating matters further, the murdered boy s thirteen year old babysitter has been reported missing Now, with two cases to solve, the husband and wife team must decide if these cases are related or if something else is going on The boy s mother, Genevieve has a dark past Her past and current relationships fall under scrutiny The search for the truth is underway even as Nick and the new sheriff, Kelvin Dutrow, have many conflicts about how to solve the case Dutrow is concerned with his image and how he is viewed by the public and that takes a priority to solving this case.Most readers are going to come up with their theories while reading this book Just who is the killer Is it the Mother Is it a stranger Could it be a neighbor Someone from the Mother s past You get the picture What I enjoyed is that there could be multiple killers and as is revealed, the readers theories may change Toward the end of the book, I had my aha it must be this person moment but was still left wondering why What was the motive The plot is intricate and has themes of bullying, infidelity, abuse, and power The book is also full of unlikable characters Some of the themes may be difficult for some and at the heart of this southern mystery is the murder of a child His life and death are surrounded by secrets An enjoyable book which did have its slow parts and at times I found myself rolling my eyes at the amount of times, Nick had conflict with another character Thank you to Penguin Group Dutton and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own flag 96 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jan 22, 2019 Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves 5 star winners, mystery thrillers, psychological thriller If one of the people in this night s story had turned left instead of right at some point in time, their paths might never have crossed, and KJ and Genevieve Gauthier would be home, asleep, and in safe beds Ain t that the almighty truth When we are at the receiving end of someone else s decisions or we find ourselves in the headlights of an on coming disaster in the making It s not always going to play out right.Tami Hoag has dipped back into her literary vault and resurrected two outstandi If one of the people in this night s story had turned left instead of right at some point in time, their paths might never have crossed, and KJ and Genevieve Gauthier would be home, asleep, and in safe beds Ain t that the almighty truth When we are at the receiving end of someone else s decisions or we find ourselves in the headlights of an on coming disaster in the making It s not always going to play out right.Tami Hoag has dipped back into her literary vault and resurrected two outstanding characters from the past Detectives Nick Fourcade and his wife, Annie Broussard, are on the force in Partout Parish in the French Triangle of south Louisiana Hoag sweetens the dialogue with bits of Cajun French and rounds out the atmosphere with deep descriptors of the swamp and the heat Please note The crimes within may be brutal to some, but sadly reflect the inhumanity that exists out there But Hoag s characters of Nick and Annie reflect the tireless efforts made 24 7 to solve such heinous crimes The Boy hits home for this couple whose hearts are intermixed in the investigating process The image of their own five year old son, Justin, flashes constantly before them.Hoag sets the staccato tempo right from the get go Genevieve and her young son, KJ, have been attacked in their home during the night Genevieve, seriously injured, pounds on doors for help But it s too late for KJ Nick Fourcade promises the mother that everything in his power will be done to find out who did thisand we certainly believe him It s here that Hoag adds intertwining threads to her storyline We have a new sheriff in town, literally, with a bad attitude and a snarling dislike for Nick There s also the peeling away of the layers of Genevieve s former life in a different parish Could drugs and alcohol make her forget what happened that night Then there s the Florette family lined with obnoxious teenagers with bad attitudes and no alibis Hoag splays out the possibilities like a poker hand on the table.To my shock, I have never read Tami Hoag before The stellar writing grabbed me from page one There are no heavy lulls in this one It hits the road running from chapter to chapter Hoag holds nothing back in the evil that visits one s soul, but she counteracts it with compassion for the misunderstood who never got off to a good footing from the early years on And she, painfully, reminds us of how society continues to look the other way until it s too late Humanity that falls between the cracks.I ve already ordered A Thin Dark Line which is the first in this series Sure hope that Hoag has plans for book 3 Tami Hoag can t write fast enough for me now flag 69 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Jan 01, 2019 Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves mystery 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 them out, find the killer and bring him to justice Solving the case is made difficult by the new sheriff of Partout Parish who loves to make a show for the press all the while butting in and trying to control investigative procedure I first met Nick in Annie in A Thin Dark Line published back i 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 them out, find the killer and bring him to justice Solving the case is made difficult by the new sheriff of Partout Parish who loves to make a show for the press all the while butting in and trying to control investigative procedure I first met Nick in Annie in A Thin Dark Line published back in 1997 Not exactly sure when I read it, because it was before , but Annie was a new cop to the Partout Parish who became embroiled in a sick and twisted murder There s an immediate spark between Annie and Nick their romance felt dangerous and passionate, and at the time ill advised, but it was thrilling I was so excited to find they had a new story coming, now married for six years with a five year old son Neither are perfect, but they re perfect for each other, and I loved their dynamic, whether working together or trying to get by as a married couple while dealing with a high profile case There s electricity in the air every time they re together Oh, there are so many twisted and tangled webs to unravel One of the things I love about Tami s mysteries is that she can make you feel for her characters, see things from their side, even when their actions are questionable or even when they re downright wrong There are so many disturbing facets here that are, unfortunately, common in real life The Boy was a gift to Ms Hoag s long time fans I loved getting back to Annie and Nick, but even if you haven t read the first book, it s a mystery that ll keep you glued to the pages It s a story that ll have you thinking about it long after you ve read the final page I hope we get Annie and Nick in the future A copy was kindly provided by Dutton via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 25 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Nov 07, 2017 Anita rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, mystery 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 making the essence of that area come alive The first Broussard and Fourcade book was years ago and I loved it Her Doucet Series is one of my favorites, romance with a great mystery, just wonderful Broussard and Fourcade Series, book one at least, is mystery, but doesn t skimp on the romance 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 making the essence of that area come alive The first Broussard and Fourcade book was years ago and I loved it Her Doucet Series is one of my favorites, romance with a great mystery, just wonderful Broussard and Fourcade Series, book one at least, is mystery, but doesn t skimp on the romance This book is all mystery Like the slow moving current of the nearby bayou, this book is slow to give up it s secrets The mystery ebbs and flows on the way to the inevitable end So many suspects and so many theories, like getting lost in the byways of the never ending murky waters.A child is murdered, his young mother attacked and traumatized Who would do something like that But a dead child isn t the only crime in Partout Parish A new sheriff, Kelvin Dudrow, is in town and it s his way or the highway His abrasive personality and just plain egotism have Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade battling than the criminals in this case As the story unfolds there are hidden secrets and selfish agendas at work here, but as Nick says, the truth will out flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 03, 2019 Amy GallivantingPages rated it really liked it Shelves read netgalley 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 standalone Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard are married and detectives working in Louisiana Genevieve Gauthier is found in the middle of the night trying to find help as her seven year old son was murdered by an intruder in their home Overall, the mystery was impossible to figure out as the story was ver 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 standalone Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard are married and detectives working in Louisiana Genevieve Gauthier is found in the middle of the night trying to find help as her seven year old son was murdered by an intruder in their home Overall, the mystery was impossible to figure out as the story was very complex with many different characters and relationships you are kept guessing until the very end The reason I didn t rate this book higher was that I really didn t bond with many of the characters Nick Fourcade is a hot tempered man who seems to always be spouting off and fighting someone and I found him annoying at some points Having said that, I will be looking for the next book in the series and other books by this author as Tami Hoag s descriptive and intricate story line was that good Special thanks to NetGalley and Pengiun Group Dutton for allowing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 15 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it 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 the devastating crime scene where a young boy was murdered, where his mother narrowly escapes from the same fate Det Fourcade, a father of a young boy, takes this murder personally and makes it his personal mission to find the killer.Meanwhile, Detective Annie Broussard Nick s wife , discovers that 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 the devastating crime scene where a young boy was murdered, where his mother narrowly escapes from the same fate Det Fourcade, a father of a young boy, takes this murder personally and makes it his personal mission to find the killer.Meanwhile, Detective Annie Broussard Nick s wife , discovers that the babysitter of the young murdered boy is missing Ultimately, the quiet southern town assumes their children are under siege The pressure to close the case is at an all time high and takes some strange, chilling turns The Boy is the second installment in the Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard series but can be read as a standalone There s enough character development and background story for readers to keep up and become well acquainted with Nick s anger, and Annie s gentility They are the perfect yin to each other s yang The fact that this current murder hits home to them emotionally and personally, feeds a need to close the case like none other.What Hoag does well here, as well in her other novels, is paint vivid characters with no shortage of possible suspects Many of the characters struggle with identity and appearances There s nothing important to these characters than what appears to be, instead of what really is There s the housewife that sacrifices her son for love, the single mother, who sacrifices her body for stability Ultimately, Tami Hoag s The Boy is quite the read I enjoyed it very much There s no surprise here that Hoag did it again I highly recommend Hoag s novels, including this one flag 15 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 30, 2019 Misty rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 The Boy, a mystery suspense novel, is the second in the Broussard and Fourcade series by author Tami Hoag As a rule, I tend to shy away from books that are part of a same character series, as I always feel a step behind if I pick up in the middle Here, however, Hoag has written a haunting tale that stands alone a harrowing story of neglected children, sexual and domestic abuse, misuse of power, and murder.There is, first and foremost, a trigger here that needs to be reckoned with before the re The Boy, a mystery suspense novel, is the second in the Broussard and Fourcade series by author Tami Hoag As a rule, I tend to shy away from books that are part of a same character series, as I always feel a step behind if I pick up in the middle Here, however, Hoag has written a haunting tale that stands alone a harrowing story of neglected children, sexual and domestic abuse, misuse of power, and murder.There is, first and foremost, a trigger here that needs to be reckoned with before the reader ever engages KJ, a young child, is murdered in a most brutal way, and it is his death upon which the book hinges In some novels of this type, that initial catalyst for the story is vague and ambiguous, an event gently couched in expository dialogue and narration Hoag uses exposition but in that process provides numbing details about the crime that are sure to make the hairs on the back of the neck of any mother stand on end The remainder of the book is a web of subplots that connects four families who couldn t possibly be different, as the community mourns the loss of a child and authorities seek a killer Broussard and Fourcade are both members of law enforcement, trying to raise their young son in the Cajun bayous of Louisiana Genevieve Gauthier is a single mother trying to come to terms with the death of her own son Sharon Spicer, a woman for whom appearances and security are key, juggles her fianc and her son Cameron, who are like oil and water Jojean Florette is a mother in absentia, a fist full of children growing up around her without the supervision of a responsible parent Each character is given enough of a backstory to foster reader investment They are complex beings who elicit a range of emotion, from sympathy to disgust, sorrow to malevolence The collision course of their lives is complicated, but Hoag masterfully weaves their stories together in a tapestry of horrific events that forever changes them all.At almost 500 pages, this is a read that requires some fortitude and concentration The payoff is there at the end, though, as Hoag unravels the lies, deceit and confusion Highly recommended, with the trigger warning caveat above This is a series I intend to follow flag 14 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Diane Wallace Terrific review, Misty Jan 30, 2019 02 53PM Misty Diane wrote Terrific review, Misty Thanks Diane It was a good read Jan 30, 2019 02 55PM Dec 07, 2018 Jaclyn rated it really liked it Shelves arc, mystery, net galley 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 completely surprised to see the author return to these characters so long after the first book, but obviously I was going to read the book It was a treat to return to characters and peak into what happened after the events in the first book, and for me, those moments were certainly the highlight of The Boy 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 completely surprised to see the author return to these characters so long after the first book, but obviously I was going to read the book It was a treat to return to characters and peak into what happened after the events in the first book, and for me, those moments were certainly the highlight of The Boy That being said, The Boy is a mystery that certainly stands on its own The murder of young boy sparks the events of the novel and the author s twisty resolution of this murder was well done with Hoag offering readers a glimpse into every character s thought process, including the guilty party This is a dark mystery, but I think this was well balanced with some moments from the lead detectives, Nick and Annie s, personal lives I have no idea if the author plans to write books with these characters, but I would love for that to happen For those who haven t read A Thin Dark Line, I don t think its absolutely necessary, but many of Hoag s earlier mysteries are well worth the read, especially those set in the south Advance copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley flag 12 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it Shelves read 2018 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 Line, and I hope to find to read it someday The Boy is the tragic story about a murdered child Married detective Nick Fourcad and Detective Annie Broussard are tasked to find the killer and it soon turns out that not everything is at it seems There are secrets and even the mother of the murdered 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 Line, and I hope to find to read it someday The Boy is the tragic story about a murdered child Married detective Nick Fourcad and Detective Annie Broussard are tasked to find the killer and it soon turns out that not everything is at it seems There are secrets and even the mother of the murdered child is soon a suspect The book is thick and engrossing to read It so terribly tragic to read The murder of children is always a theme that I will find hard to read And, Nick and Annie feel the pain quite deeply now that they have a young son Storywise must I say that it didn t end the way I had expected The last part of the book truly surprised me It s hard to write about it without spoiling things So, I will just say that the author really knew how to write an ending that connected all the loose threads I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Melissa rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves continuous series, mf, borrowed, mwr, abduction, abuse, addiction, angst medium, calibre, crazy mother This is NOT an easy story It deals with the dark side of human nature and how the face a person shows the public does not always match the one behind closed doors Murder, abuse, rape, assault, abuse of power, attempted suicide, attempted murder, skeevy landlords and their hidden cameras, sociopaths in the making I don t even know where to begin with this story.I have been a fan of Tami Hoag for a long time, but it s been a while since I ve read her This was an excellent reunion I wasn t sur This is NOT an easy story It deals with the dark side of human nature and how the face a person shows the public does not always match the one behind closed doors Murder, abuse, rape, assault, abuse of power, attempted suicide, attempted murder, skeevy landlords and their hidden cameras, sociopaths in the making I don t even know where to begin with this story.I have been a fan of Tami Hoag for a long time, but it s been a while since I ve read her This was an excellent reunion I wasn t sure who the guilty party was, and as the story progressed, the list of suspects grew I felt so sorry for many of these characters, and then towards the end I felt pity but also wanting justice I don t want to reveal what happens, but just know the mystery is solved and I was surprised but not at the same time This is a great story that will keep you guessing and not want to leave your house to talk to anybody view spoiler Cameron age 14 turns out to be responsible for Kj s death age 7 , Nora s disappearance age 12 , the rape of another girl similar age , and the murder of Dean Nora s brother , Cameron s tormentor Sharon, Cameron s mother, wanting to protect her son, attacks Annie detective who discovers Nora s body stashed under Cameron s bed and kills Kelven Sharon s fianc e and her abuser whole also abused Cameron and who also happens to be the sheriff The only bright spot is the guilty pay one way or another for their crimes, and KJ s mother is given a real 2nd chance to live a good life hide spoiler Not sure if Tami will revisit this series, but I look forward to if she does 4.25 stars there was a lot of extra fluff I didn t need to get the gist of the story flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Marleen rated it it was ok The 2 star rating is 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 through the book What it boils down to is young teenagers being bullied and being misunderstood to the point where they do the unthinkable Actually, it s generations of those lost souls coming together in one place Personally, I had so hoped for a police procedural story, yep, give me Kovak The 2 star rating is 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 through the book What it boils down to is young teenagers being bullied and being misunderstood to the point where they do the unthinkable Actually, it s generations of those lost souls coming together in one place Personally, I had so hoped for a police procedural story, yep, give me Kovak and Liska any day Not that the characters of Fourcade or Broussard are not interesting they are great cops but their surroundings, their world in the Bayou is depicted as totally horrific Imagine the True Detective series 1 with Woody Harrelson Matthew McConaughey in the Louisiana Bayou those heinous murders really are depressing that s how this book felt like to me Not a glimpse of good news.I don t know if this was a rehash of an old story for the author but I expected so much better I like my stories to be balanced with the dark and the light here, I never felt the light It simply wasn t there for me flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 20, 2019 Donna Lewis rated it it was amazing Wow, a real Bayou thriller with a great married detective couple faced with solving the murder of a seven year old child As the case progresses, there are missing children, bullying, child abuse, all leading to a complex case fraught with danger Tami Hoag books never disappoint This is one of her best flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Leanna Marie rated it it was amazing 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 just jumps out and grabs you on every single page Her character development is fantastic, and makes for a simple, yet TOTALLY INTRIGUING read I wondered at first how this book could be so long, but then they pages just flew It is full of mystery and secrets at every turn, and is slow to give up t 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 just jumps out and grabs you on every single page Her character development is fantastic, and makes for a simple, yet TOTALLY INTRIGUING read I wondered at first how this book could be so long, but then they pages just flew It is full of mystery and secrets at every turn, and is slow to give up those secrets, making it a pulsating ride I am now going to go back and read the first Broussard and Fourcade book, now that I ve fallen for these two characters Thank you to NetGalley, Jamie Knapp, PENGUIN GROUP Dutton and Tami Hoag for an ARC of this book These opinions are unbiased and my own flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Chris Conley rated it it was amazing Tami Hoag has the astounding gift of creating a story with both devastating elements that also gives hope This is one of those stories flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Carol rated it it was amazing I have read Tami Hoag s work for many years and always enjoyed them Her latestThe Boy was no exception This author has the ability to take the reader out of their favorite armchair and place them right into the story Her two lead characters of Nick and Annie are very strong and extremely likable as well as excellent at their careers as detectives It was a real whodoneit but I was a little disappointednot because it was a let down but because I also liked that person Great bookwon I have read Tami Hoag s work for many years and always enjoyed them Her latestThe Boy was no exception This author has the ability to take the reader out of their favorite armchair and place them right into the story Her two lead characters of Nick and Annie are very strong and extremely likable as well as excellent at their careers as detectives It was a real whodoneit but I was a little disappointednot because it was a let down but because I also liked that person Great bookwonderful, readable author flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Barb rated it it was amazing A must read Could not put it down flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Jen rated it liked it 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 A murdered child, a severely injured and grieving mother, a missing twelve year old Complicating the investigation s is a dubious crime scene team and a sheriff whose image is important than anything else.Fourcade and Broussard try to resolve the conflicting elements in the murder, but compli 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 A murdered child, a severely injured and grieving mother, a missing twelve year old Complicating the investigation s is a dubious crime scene team and a sheriff whose image is important than anything else.Fourcade and Broussard try to resolve the conflicting elements in the murder, but complications continue to pop up Kelvin Dutrow, the new sheriff, overrides Fourcade s attempt at a crime scene perimeter, exacerbating a personality conflict that already was detrimental to the sheriff s department and only gets worse and personal.At the heart of the case, when all is said and done, is the damage, psychological and physical, that results in a ripple effect from a destructive and controlling personality Hoag cleverly weaves the strands together to what initially would seem a surprising outcome.Nick Fourcade doesn t really resonate with me, but the byways the novel takes concerning cheating, spousal abuse, and bullying provide food for thought, and the plot is intricate and well written.I really want another Sam Kovacs and Nikki Liska novel, which is my favorite Hoag series NetGalley Penguin GroupMystery Crime Dec 31, 2018 Print length 496 pages flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Valerie rated it it was amazing The latest Tami Hoag mystery featuring Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard two married detectives in Louisiana and serving in a small parish is really quite a story It starts with the injured mother, Genevieve Gauthier, running down the rural road where she lives for help, pounding on neighbors doors She can only say a demon attacked her and her seven year old son in their home Sadly, the little boy was killed The community does not know what to make of this, as murder is rare in these part The latest Tami Hoag mystery featuring Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard two married detectives in Louisiana and serving in a small parish is really quite a story It starts with the injured mother, Genevieve Gauthier, running down the rural road where she lives for help, pounding on neighbors doors She can only say a demon attacked her and her seven year old son in their home Sadly, the little boy was killed The community does not know what to make of this, as murder is rare in these parts Genevieve is hospitalized with her injuries, and the new sheriff, Kelvin Dutrow, who is not very well liked in the parish, tries to organize his people to help solve the crime He and Nick Fourcade greatly clash in their ways of doing things, and Dutrow would like nothing better than to fire Fourcade Dutrow and fianc e and her son have just moved to the area, and the relationship is troubled With all this going on, another child disappears and no one knows where she has gone Dutrow s fianc e, Sharon Spicer, has done everything in her power to protect her son, Cameron, who is 14 years old and whose father died within the last two years She hopes that her upcoming marriage to the new sheriff will give her and Cameron all the security she feels they need However, there are some glaring problems Kelvin Dutrow wants to send the boy to military school as he is not comfortable around children He forces Cameron to sign up for football, although Cameron is not good at sports and has no interest in football Cameron is so stressed out that he actually has irritable bowel syndrome All the other kids at school bully him, except for two or three, and one in particular calls him a fag and other derogatory names, and will not leave him alone He is the brother to the girl who disappeared With the community at an all time high panic level, it is up to Broussard and Fourcade to try to get to the bottom of what is going on it does not seem coincidental that there are two children dead, and two missing, after the new sheriff comes to town But how are the events related This is quite an involved story and the characters are really brought to life by Ms Hoag This is one best books she has written in the last decade, in my opinion I have always liked her Louisiana stories very much This one is no exception flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Donna rated it it was amazing Chapter One starts out with a bang as a woman covered in blood stumbles down the road in the middle of the night in search of help And the shocks just keep on coming Husband and wife detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard analyze the crime scene where a young boy is viciously stabbed during a home invasion and his mother now in the hospital The teenaged babysitter of the young boy is missing With a young son of their own, this heinous crime hits close to home with Fourcade and Broussar Chapter One starts out with a bang as a woman covered in blood stumbles down the road in the middle of the night in search of help And the shocks just keep on coming Husband and wife detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard analyze the crime scene where a young boy is viciously stabbed during a home invasion and his mother now in the hospital The teenaged babysitter of the young boy is missing With a young son of their own, this heinous crime hits close to home with Fourcade and Broussard Everyone is a suspect as they dig deep to solve the murder.I kept waiting for that horrid police chief to get his comeuppance and it didn t happen like I thought it would In fact, I never expected any of the twists The ending was astonishing and bumped up the rating for me Well worth the wait for this one Tami Hoag has written another amazing book flag 2 likesLike see review Brenda Great review, Donna I love when a character who deserves it gets a comeuppance So, this guy got one but not what you expected 22 hours, 53 min ago Donna Thanks, Brenda He got taken care of by someone I didn t expect 22 hours, 11 min ago Jan 21, 2019 Darlene rated it it was amazing I had been waiting so long for this book to come out, finally I got it When I first started reading it I was a bit disappointed, feeling it wasn t meeting up to my expectations, thankfully I was wrong The Boy has so much going on it, the murder of a child, disappearance of another child, sexual assault, bullying, an evil police chief, and two detectives, Annie and Nick who happen to be married to each other , who will stop at nothing to find the truth.My head would begin spinning with all tha I had been waiting so long for this book to come out, finally I got it When I first started reading it I was a bit disappointed, feeling it wasn t meeting up to my expectations, thankfully I was wrong The Boy has so much going on it, the murder of a child, disappearance of another child, sexual assault, bullying, an evil police chief, and two detectives, Annie and Nick who happen to be married to each other , who will stop at nothing to find the truth.My head would begin spinning with all that was happening as I was trying to figure out who did it The ending was well thought out and written very well, and yes it took me totally by surprise.Kudos to you, Ms Hoag, for an excellent book flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2019 Shannon Dyer rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 This is Tami Hoag at her best flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2017 Gjbates is currently reading it Shelves audiobook, contemporary, heroine_cop_agent_tough, married_couple_or_ex, romance suspense, written in 10s now shows this as being released 12 4 2018 I was looking forward to this this week flag 2 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 06, 2019 Robin Loves Reading rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 challenge, 2019 january march, kindle, netgalley, mystery thriller, robin loves reading 2019 challenge Please see all of my reviews on my blog at robinlovesreading.Detective Nick Fourcade received a very disturbing phone call He was called to the scene of the tragic and brutal murder of seven year old KJ Gauthier Although seriously injured and consequently hospitalized, Genevieve survived the horrific attack Questions arise immediately There was no sign of a break in, nor was there any apparent motive Nick is perplexed Why was Genevieve allowed to survive Nick s wife, Annie Broussa Please see all of my reviews on my blog at robinlovesreading.Detective Nick Fourcade received a very disturbing phone call He was called to the scene of the tragic and brutal murder of seven year old KJ Gauthier Although seriously injured and consequently hospitalized, Genevieve survived the horrific attack Questions arise immediately There was no sign of a break in, nor was there any apparent motive Nick is perplexed Why was Genevieve allowed to survive Nick s wife, Annie Broussard, is also a detective and is on the case as well.Then, another disturbing situation occurs KJ s twelve year old babysitter, Nora Florette, is missing This case becomes primary to Annie Both she and Nick are running into brick walls While it seems beyond a shadow of doubt that Genevieve was a victim along with her son, several questions began to plague Nick s mind It did not take Nick long to realize that things were not as they seemed, especially as and facts were shockingly revealed The questions were many and I couldn t help but struggle to strive and answer them along with Nick.Despite the fact that this book is nearly 500 pages, I was compelled to read it from cover to cover in just about one sitting My attention was truly riveted Many times while reading this story I was in a state of surprise Reading something that involves the death of a child was extremely difficult in and of itself Also, there were other serious issues in this story bullying, abuse, control, secrets and bone deep depression These things may be triggering for some, but they were handled quite well throughout the pages of what was admittedly a difficult and tragic story Meanwhile, Nick and Annie were experiencing serious marital discord, and Annie s past causes her much angst The couple have a five year old son, so both the past and present are very disturbing It was just very difficult to try and solve the case of a murdered child, never mind trying to establish the whereabouts of Nora KJ and Nora were not the only victims in this story, so my heart broke when reading certain scenes I haven t read Tami Hoag before, but I certainly will keep her backlist and any future works on my radar Her style of writing is extremely compelling I felt drawn to some of the characters in this story Conversely, there were characters like the Sheriff who was, simply put, abominable For a story with this and much , unexpected twists and turns and a bone chilling conclusion, be sure to pick up The Boy. Although I had the Kindle ARC of this book, I listened to an audiobook of it I must say that the narration by Hillary Huber was exceptional, including her grasp of Cajun patois The Boy is the second story in the Broussard and Fourcade series The first book, A Thin Dark Line, was released in 1997 This book did perfectly well as a standalone.Many thanks to Dutton and to NetGalley for this ARC for review This is my honest opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 05, 2019 Maggie Boyd rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reading year, mystery There is an old saying Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead Tami Hoag s The Boy is a dark, gritty mystery that highlights how keeping a secret often involves making sure that everyone else who knows it is, indeed, dead.This is Hoag s second book featuring Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade You don t need to read the first one to enjoy this, although I would recommend it since a great deal of character building, relationship building and backstory is contained in A Thin Dark Line.It There is an old saying Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead Tami Hoag s The Boy is a dark, gritty mystery that highlights how keeping a secret often involves making sure that everyone else who knows it is, indeed, dead.This is Hoag s second book featuring Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade You don t need to read the first one to enjoy this, although I would recommend it since a great deal of character building, relationship building and backstory is contained in A Thin Dark Line.It s the kind of crime scene no cop wants to be called to In the isolated, ramshackle home of single mom Genevieve Gauthier, her young son KJ lies dead from multiple stab wounds The first man on scene has already thrown up and Detective Nick Fourcade knows it will take all he has for him not to do the same After all, he has a young son at home, almost the same age as the murdered child Both boys had gone to bed wearing spiderman pajamas But where Nick s little man is safe at a cousin s house, this boy lies in the middle of a bloody crime scene that is both brutal and confusing Why would seven year old KJ be murdered by an alleged intruder, yet his mother be left with only some minor defensive wounds Nick s wife, Detective Annie Broussard, has a gentle, comfortable way of speaking to people which makes her a formidable interrogator She is sent to the hospital to talk to the grieving Genevieve Kind, compassionate and the loving mother of a young son herself, Annie can relate to the horror this young woman is going through As the daughter of a single mother, she understands than most the challenges Genevieve would have faced to provide and care for KJ and the special bond that would have grown between them as a result What Annie doesn t understand is the story she s being told about what happened that night Why would an assailant pick the child to kill, leaving the far articulate adult behind as a witness Annie spends hours alternately comforting her witness and questioning her suspect It makes her deeply uncomfortable that both of them are the grieving Genevieve See the rest of my review at flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 BOOKLOVER10 rated it liked it Nick Fourcade, a detective in Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, is a loose cannon whose tendency to speak before he thinks often gets him into trouble He is devoted to his wife, Annie Broussard, his colleague on the force Nick, who has Cajun roots, often lapses into French with words of affection for Annie and vulgar put downs of his enemies Tami Hoag s latest thriller, The Boy, involves the savage slaying of seven year old KJ Gauthier KJ s mother, Genevieve, escaped from her son s killer and has b Nick Fourcade, a detective in Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, is a loose cannon whose tendency to speak before he thinks often gets him into trouble He is devoted to his wife, Annie Broussard, his colleague on the force Nick, who has Cajun roots, often lapses into French with words of affection for Annie and vulgar put downs of his enemies Tami Hoag s latest thriller, The Boy, involves the savage slaying of seven year old KJ Gauthier KJ s mother, Genevieve, escaped from her son s killer and has been hospitalized with severe bruises and stab wounds Nick and Annie interview Genevieve, a drug user who has struggled for years to make a living and care for her hyperactive son.Nick faces numerous obstacles in his search for justice Genevieve refuses to reveal details about her past Nick s obnoxious and overbearing boss, Sheriff Kelvin Dutrow, is an arrogant blowhard who makes no secret that he would relish firing Fourcade and local reporters are increasingly critical of the police for failing to solve this and other open cases Later, another youngster disappears, and the pressure builds to find out why this small town has suddenly become a hotbed of crime Yet another complication is Dutrow s strained relationship with his fianc e, Sharon Spicer, a widower who worries about her image than she does about her fourteen year old, Cameron The Boy is a dreary and violent tale about dysfunctional families, poverty, adultery, guilt, betrayal, and retribution There are few likable characters with whom we can identify Annie is the kindest and sanest of the lot, but she is perpetually worried about whether Nick s hair trigger temper will cost him his job Adding to the chaos are the Florettes, a large clan who barely get by on a shoestring budget Their mother, JoJean, allows her kids to run wild, with predictably disastrous consequences The plot is too convoluted, the dialogue is harsh and profane, and the violent and melodramatic conclusion could not be over the top Still, the author maintains a high level of suspense, and she inserts compelling and timely psychological elements Further, Hoag skillfully evokes the colorful atmosphere and culture of Louisiana s Cajun country Most readers will be curious to learn who did what to whom and why, but there is so much savagery, rage, and viciousness in this work of fiction that The Boy turns out to be disturbing than entertaining flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Megan Malone rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 4.5 stars I really enjoyed this book The investigation seemed slow at times but it made it feel like a real investigation I ve read some reviews that talk about unlikable characters which I can understand Nick can be a hard character to like sometimes I wouldn t say I connected with him as a character but he kind of grew on me I wish there was a little less conflict with him He seemed to get into a fight disagreement with everyone some of them I could understand.The story line is g 4.5 stars I really enjoyed this book The investigation seemed slow at times but it made it feel like a real investigation I ve read some reviews that talk about unlikable characters which I can understand Nick can be a hard character to like sometimes I wouldn t say I connected with him as a character but he kind of grew on me I wish there was a little less conflict with him He seemed to get into a fight disagreement with everyone some of them I could understand.The story line is great and the case keeps you interested I think Tami Hoag does a great job and I always wanted to read.I didn t like how many pov s there were throughout the story Some of them felt unnecessary, like the mother Genevieve s pov I think it could have created a little mystery and suspense if those chapters weren t included It made the book feel longer than necessary The other thing I didn t like was that there are two cases throughout the book, with one barely being mentioned but at the end it turns out to be connected and important to the story I felt that the other case should have either been apart of the story or not there at all It was so convenient that the two biggest cases of the department, seemingly unrelated crimes, turned out to be wrapped up together.I wasn t aware that this was book 2 of a series at least i think it will be a series when I bought this book After reading this, I plan to read the first one Overall, I did enjoy this book and the small issues I had with the book did not change my overall enjoyment I am looking forward to books from Tami Hoag flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 31, 2019 Susan J rated it really liked it Shelves series, mystery suspense I resisted reading anything beforehand about Tami Hoag s latest novel, The Boy, because I know I ll love anything she writes I was joyous when I reached the second chapter and realized Hoag was revisiting Annie Broussard, her heroine from one of my favorite books, A Thin Dark Line I suggest reading that book first before The Boy so you can understand the relationships among town member s better, but the mystery itself can be resolved without reading the first book The titular boy is KJ, who h I resisted reading anything beforehand about Tami Hoag s latest novel, The Boy, because I know I ll love anything she writes I was joyous when I reached the second chapter and realized Hoag was revisiting Annie Broussard, her heroine from one of my favorite books, A Thin Dark Line I suggest reading that book first before The Boy so you can understand the relationships among town member s better, but the mystery itself can be resolved without reading the first book The titular boy is KJ, who has been murdered Broussard and the sheriff s department are tasked with solving the bewildering crime as well as an attack that was perpetuated on his mother I found this to be a rather tame storyline for a Hoag novel at first I know that sounds bad , but, alas, Hoag brings up many twists and turns making The Boy a breathless ride through the closing chapters Even better than the thrills and chills are Hoag s cast of characters and their associated pathos Highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Donna Hines rated it really liked it Shelves borrowed library books A mother and young son injured with plenty of unanswered questions to thicken the plot.The Boy is the second of the Broussard series and it does work well standing alone for those thriller readers.There is plenty of action, suspense, mystery and I d even dare say intrigue as tough topics are explored including bullying, abuse, infidelity, homosexuality, and division of power.What appeared to be an open and shut case has plenty of intricate details that leak out including the missing babysitter t A mother and young son injured with plenty of unanswered questions to thicken the plot.The Boy is the second of the Broussard series and it does work well standing alone for those thriller readers.There is plenty of action, suspense, mystery and I d even dare say intrigue as tough topics are explored including bullying, abuse, infidelity, homosexuality, and division of power.What appeared to be an open and shut case has plenty of intricate details that leak out including the missing babysitter that keep readers guessing and gasping for.A wonderful new read by Tami Hoag in which Genevieve our mom appears to have her crap together but in reality is falling or has already fallen apart.KJ Gauthier , Nora, and Cameron all have serious roles to play and all of them are equally troubling flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Michele rated it liked it review of another edition This is not the Tami Hoag I remembered It took me a while to get into this story a young mom and child are attacked one evening The boy doesn t live through the attack And as it usually goes, the victim has a secret in her past that makes the police suspect her There is a corrupt sheriff, a teenage boy who is mercilessly bullied, and a family with too many children and not enough supervision I almost gave up on it Then about half way through give or take my attention was caught and I h This is not the Tami Hoag I remembered It took me a while to get into this story a young mom and child are attacked one evening The boy doesn t live through the attack And as it usually goes, the victim has a secret in her past that makes the police suspect her There is a corrupt sheriff, a teenage boy who is mercilessly bullied, and a family with too many children and not enough supervision I almost gave up on it Then about half way through give or take my attention was caught and I had to know how this story was going to end My problem with this book were the characters I did bond with any of them I honestly didn t like any of them I didn t not like them but I didn t care for them either flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites What a way to start out the year All the characters are so real, I could picture them all in my mind as I sped through this thrilling, murder, mystery The Boy is full of speculation, hot heads, and sick minds, that I never imagined how it would all play out This is a must read Tami Hoag has written a story that I hope will be made into a movie, finding the right actors will be a must to compete with the book I hope her next book will feature Broussard and Fourcade their story in itself is i What a way to start out the year All the characters are so real, I could picture them all in my mind as I sped through this thrilling, murder, mystery The Boy is full of speculation, hot heads, and sick minds, that I never imagined how it would all play out This is a must read Tami Hoag has written a story that I hope will be made into a movie, finding the right actors will be a must to compete with the book I hope her next book will feature Broussard and Fourcade their story in itself is intriguing flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Incorrect page count 2 14 17 hours, 15 min ago Librari Please correct the page count for The Boy by Tami Hoag 2 19 Jan 15, 2019 02 56PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats 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        Tami Hoag is the 1 internationally bestselling author of than thirty books published in than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL 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 Tami Hoag is the 1 internationally bestselling author of than thirty books published in than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART and THE 9TH GIRL 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 leads a double life in Palm Beach County, Florida where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage Other interests include the study of psychology, and mixed martial arts fighting Visit her at tamihoag, Facebook TamiHoag and on Twitter TamiHoag


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    1. 3.5 stars A 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 stand alone novel for me Nick Fourcade and his wife, Annie Broussard are both detectives working in the Cajun town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana One night, Nick is called to a bloody crime scene which left a seven year old boy dead and his mother hospitalized There is nothing at the crime scene whi [...]


    2. If one of the people in this night s story had turned left instead of right at some point in time, their paths might never have crossed, and KJ and Genevieve Gauthier would be home, asleep, and in safe beds Ain t that the almighty truth When we are at the receiving end of someone else s decisions or we find ourselves in the headlights of an on coming disaster in the making It s not always going to play out right.Tami Hoag has dipped back into her literary vault and resurrected two outstandi If o [...]


    3. 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 them out, find the killer and bring him to justice Solving the case is made difficult by the new sheriff of Partout Parish who loves to make a show for the press all the while butting in and trying to control investigative procedure I first met Nick in Annie in A Thin Dark Line published back i A seve [...]


    4. 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 making the essence of that area come alive The first Broussard and Fourcade book was years ago and I loved it Her Doucet Series is one of my favorites, romance with a great mystery, just wonderful Broussard and Fourcade Series, book one at least, is mystery, but doesn t skimp on the romance Advanced Re [...]


    5. 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 standalone Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard are married and detectives working in Louisiana Genevieve Gauthier is found in the middle of the night trying to find help as her seven year old son was murdered by an intruder in their home Overall, the mystery was impossible to figure out as the story was ver 3.5 4 stars Pu [...]


    6. 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 the devastating crime scene where a young boy was murdered, where his mother narrowly escapes from the same fate Det Fourcade, a father of a young boy, takes this murder personally and makes it his personal mission to find the killer.Meanwhile, Detective Annie Broussard Nick s wife , discovers th [...]


    7. The Boy, a mystery suspense novel, is the second in the Broussard and Fourcade series by author Tami Hoag As a rule, I tend to shy away from books that are part of a same character series, as I always feel a step behind if I pick up in the middle Here, however, Hoag has written a haunting tale that stands alone a harrowing story of neglected children, sexual and domestic abuse, misuse of power, and murder.There is, first and foremost, a trigger here that needs to be reckoned with before t [...]


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