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The Boy: A Novel de Tami Hoag
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The Boy: A Novel (edició 2019)

de Tami Hoag (Autor)

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"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"--… (més)
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Títol:The Boy: A Novel
Autors:Tami Hoag (Autor)
Informació:Dutton (2019), Edition: Reprint, 496 pages
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OMG What a heart wrenching story this was. I so love Tami Hoag and she sure didn't disappoint me with this one. To know Some police think they are above the law is an everyday occurance. They say abuse is learned at home and how sad Cameron was the biggest victim in the abuse. What the mother of those two children went through first with their daughter missing and then the brutal killing of her son.. All at the hands of a 14 year old. I was glad Cameron's mother finally stood up to Kelvin but I was so hoping to see his ass end up behind bars for what he put them all through. And for little KJ what a sad story for such a young little boy. To lose his life the way he did just made me sick. I can't remember when the ending of a book brought tears to me eyes. ( )
  Nora57 | Jul 29, 2022 |
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 a 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 as 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's 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! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
Wow, this is one surprising good crime mystery. I love the chemistry between the two main characters husband and wife detective of Cajun country. The audio was superb with accent and French cajun swearing by the husband. LOVED IT!

The main plot is gloomy and some might say full of depressing lives but the way its written it was so hard to put down. It was not graphic nor gory. The setting was beautiful, and the story was suspenseful.

After waiting since 2017 for this book (I don't even know why since I didn't read the first one) it was excellent and well worth the wait. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
Trigger warning: Sexual assault of minor, domestic violence, suicide attempts

"The Boy" is the second book in Tami Hoag's Broussard and Fourcade series. The twosome are now happily (okay somewhat happily) married for several years and their young son. They are dealing with upheaveal in their department with a new sheriff in charge who wants things done his way. Detective Nick Fourcade is dealing with fall-out of not being able to close a case which involved an autistic young girl being molested and raped. Detective Annie Broussard is dealing with stress from her aunt having a stroke and feeling pulled from being there as much as she would like with her son. When a murder case is called in that involves a young boy found murdered and his mother taken to the hospital after being beaten and stabbed, Nick and Annie worry that the perpetrator is not finished yet.

I still have Tami Hoag as one of my favorite mystery/thriller writers out there. I wish she do another Kovac and Liska book, but this one can keep me content for now. My main problem I had were the concidences that tied up the whole book in the end. Other than that I was fascinated by this book and think that it was very strong. The first book in this series didn't impress me much, this one though was so so good.

Nick is still somewhat of an ass. However, you get to see more depth in him in this one. He is pushing back against a new boss who doesn't seem to care about victims, but how much social media press he gets. Annie feels emotionally distant from him right now and he's the primary on the case involving the dead boy. One thing I liked about Nick from before is that he's really good. He begins to dig, and dig and eventually starts putting some things together. I liked how Hoag lays things out via this character.

Annie does well in this one and you get to see how she handles talking to victims and suspects alike. Though less ready to push back at some of her police colleagues, she realizes the new sheriff isn't the best either. Her and Nick both are more involved in this case due to them thinking of their son and what they would do if someone would harm him.

Hoag also jumps around via different POVs in this one. We get POVs of the new sheriff, a woman in an abusive relationship, a young boy, and the dead boy's mother. I did like the reveals we get along the way.

The writing in this one is very tight and I thought the flow was good.

The setting of the last book really incorporates the looks/feels/ of Louisiana. I think this one did at times, and other times did not.

The ending as I already said was too many coincidences to be believed, but I was ultimately satisfied when I finished this one. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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"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"--

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