Friday, January 22, 2021

The June Boys

 The June Boys 

Author: Court Stevens

Narrator: McKenzie Fetters

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Year: 2020

Happy Friday friends! 

Synopsis: 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 has taken 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?

This is an intriguing and well plotted thriller. The characters are well drawn and there’s several suspects to keep you guessing. I’ve read tons of YA books of all genres over the course of my career as a librarian. For some reason, teens in YA mysteries being smarter or finding obvious clues the police overlooked always bothered me a little bit. That’s just me! But the teen characters in this struck the right note for me. They were regular kids trying to find their friend. They weren’t brilliant like Sherlock and when they did their own limited snooping around, they did it like kids in real life would. So kudos to the author for writing realistic teens! Narrators McKenzie Fetters did a great job giving voice to the audiobook of this compelling thriller. 


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