Happy summer to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere! I am super excited for this summer to get started. I have a few more days to close up my school library, but then it will be time to relax and have some fun! And what could be more fun than reading a mystery thriller while relaxing on the beach and sipping something cool? Nothing in my opinion. So for this week’s book I chose a summerish oriented thriller that I hope to get to soon.
The June Boys by Courtney C. Stevens
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
The Gemini Thief could be anyone.
Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle.
Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone.
Someone is stealing Tennessee’s boys.
Report suspicious behavior.
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?
This was a book that was one of my highly anticipated reads last year, but then I saw a few reviews that were not exactly flattering and it fell a bit on my list of must reads. Plus it was published right as the pandemic was starting and things got complicated. Long story short, this fell off my radar during the last year, but now I am willing to give it a chance.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Leave a comment, I would love to know!