Book jacket
The boy

Large Print

2019
Mother. Liar. Murderer? 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. 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. 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?