Audiobook Review: The June Boys
Title: The June Boys
Author: Court Stevens
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?
My Review: This one sucked me right in starting in with a bang. I loved the narrator right away and you could immediately sense Thea's character coming through her voice. She also did great job with the other character. Overall I enjoyed the story but it was a little too dark for me and honestly having a little boy made this story a bit scarier for me. That being said I tried not to let that effect my rating of the story. I did find some parts to be a bit confusing. I really had to focus on the story. I do think it was a unique way of doing a YA thriller and I look forward to reading or listening to future works by this author.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*