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In THE BOY, Tami Hoag - the Sunday Times bestselling author of A THIN DARK LINE - returns with a gripping suspense thriller starring detectives Broussard and Fourcade. Mother In the sleepy Lousiana town of Bayou Breaux, a mother runs to her neighbour - bloody and hysterical. The police arrive to find Genevieve Gauthier cradling her seven-year-old son in her arms as he bleeds to death. Liar Detective Nick Fourcade finds no evidence of a break-in. His partner Detective Annie Broussard is troubled by parts of Genevieve's story that don't make sense. Twenty four hours later teenager Nora Florette is reported missing. Local parents fear a maniac is preying on their children, and demand answers from the police. Murderer? Fourcade and Broussard discover something shocking about Genevieve's past. She is both victim and the accused, a grieving mother and a woman with a deadly secret. Could she have something to do with the disappearance of teenager Nora Florette? A unbearable loss or an unthinkable crime? Number One New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag keeps you guessing in her most gripping thriller yet. PRAISE FOR TAMI HOAG'S BOOKS 'A masterful tale of two colliding cases that become one tightly coiled plot, THE BITTER SEASON is Tami Hoag at her down and dirty best. Authentic, dark and intense, this is a portrait of flawed characters on both sides of the law that will surprise you and make you laugh as you double-lock your doors.' - Tess Gerritsen 'A riveting crime novel with crackling dialogue and brilliant characterisation, shot through with dark humour...As good as Michael Connelly or Karin Slaughter at their best.' Mark Edwards, No. 1 Kindle bestseller.