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The Boy by Tami Hoag

The Boy

Tami Hoag

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Imprint: Trapeze
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781409169628

In THE BOY, Tami Hoag - the Sunday Times bestselling author - returns to the world of her bestselling title A THIN DARK LINE and explores every mother's worst nightmare.

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
20 Sep 2019

"Thomas Harris and The Silence of the Lambs provide the prototype for Hoag’s new literary identity"

Nick Fourcade’s beat is the Bayou Breaux district of Louisiana. After the discovery of a young boy’s mutilated body, Fourcade is told by the boy’s mother that she was awakened by his dying screams, but the detective has his doubts. Was she in fact responsible for the gruesome killing? With the aid of fellow cop Annie Broussard, Fourcade uncovers revelations about the past of the murdered boy’s mother. We’ve seen the relationship depicted here between male and female detectives a hundred times, but there are other virtues present: the vibrant evocation of rural Louisiana — we are given a glossary to cope with the Cajun French occasionally spoken — and a poetic use of language.