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Book Review: The June Boys | Court Stevens

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The June Boys

📖 BOOK REVIEW⠀📚

BOOK: The June Boys

AUTHOR: Courtney C. Stevens 

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Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Published: March 3, 2020

https://amzn.to/39dgs8o

 

The premise of the June Boys intrigued me: 3 boys get picked up, kept for a year and then returned. But then one ends up dead and the family of one of the kidnapped boys works to figure out what happened. The story is told in part by a narrator and part from the letters written by one of the kidnapped boys. There is a slight mismatch of the timeline which you can figure out pretty easy if you are looking for it. 

 

The bad thing about this book for me is that in the Arc I received, the formatting was off so the letter portion of the book was very hard to read. Nevertheless, it was satisfying and a little shocking to find out who was the actual thief. There is a TON of misdirection in this book for sure and I can’t even talk about why. But the analytical part of me definitely worked overtime on this one!!!

 

Small Summary:

The Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle. Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone.

The Gemini Thief is a serial kidnapper, who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, having eluded authorities for nearly a decade and taken at least twelve boys.

Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus McClaghen.

But the game changes when one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. Together with her boyfriend Nick and her best friends, Thea is determined to find the Gemini Thief and the remaining boys before it’s too late. Only she’s beginning to wonder something sinister, something repulsive, something unbelievable, and yet, not impossible:

What if her father is the Gemini Thief?

*****

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.


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