How can one resist an Audible Daily Deal of a Tami Hoag mystery? Ya can’t!
Plot: The Boy opens with a bloodied woman stumbling to the doorstep of a neighbor begging for help. The book immediately grabs your attention to determine who killed her little boy; he is brutally stabbed to death. We’re off and running with a who-done-it murder mystery. Suspects and theories abound.
Liked. Environmental detail of the deep south of the USA. Cajun dialects, a sprinkle of French, via the narration of Hillary Huber is terrific. Having lived in the world of spaghnum moss and slapped mosquitos the size of hummingbirds, I found the envelopment of the southern culture and geography palpable and well done. Desperate poverty, ‘bless your heart” snobbery, and good-old-boy ignorance traverse the pages of Hoag’s story.
Not so hot. Not much. There are a few redundancies, but not so much to spoil the story.
The Boy is just over 17 hours of listening in the unabridged audiobook format and released in December of 2018 by Brilliance Audio.