The boy : a novel / Tami Hoag.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781101985397
      1101985399
    • Accession Number:
      2018050539
    • Accession Number:
      on1043479424
      1043479424
    • Accession Number:
      fay.597767
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HOAG, T. The boy : a novel. First edition. [s. l.]: Dutton, 2018. ISBN 9781101985397. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767. Acesso em: 16 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hoag T. The Boy : A Novel. First edition. Dutton; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767. Accessed July 16, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Hoag T. The Boy : A Novel. First edition. Dutton; 2018. Accessed July 16, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767
    • APA:
      Hoag, T. (2018). The boy : a novel (First edition.). Dutton.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hoag, Tami. 2018. The Boy : A Novel. First edition. Broussard and Fourcade: 2. Dutton. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767.
    • Harvard:
      Hoag, T. (2018) The boy : a novel. First edition. Dutton (Broussard and Fourcade: 2). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767 (Accessed: 16 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hoag, T 2018, The boy : a novel, First edition., Broussard and Fourcade: 2, Dutton, viewed 16 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hoag, Tami. The Boy : A Novel. First edition., Dutton, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hoag, Tami. The Boy : A Novel. First edition. Broussard and Fourcade: 2. Dutton, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hoag T. The boy : a novel [Internet]. First edition. Dutton; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 16]. (Broussard and Fourcade: 2). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597767

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2

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. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 February #2

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.

LJ Reviews 2017 July #1

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 at the home of Genevieve Gauthier that has left her 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? Is Genevieve victim or perpetrator? Expect lots; Hoag's last three hardcovers all debuted in the top ten of the New York Times best sellers list. Originally scheduled for July 2017.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2018 July #1

In this stand-alone, detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard are investigating a break-in at the home of Genevieve Gauthier that has left her 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? Is Genevieve victim or perpetrator? Rescheduled from July 2017 and December 2017.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.