From award-winning and highly acclaimed author Court Stevens comes a gripping, emotional story of small towns, rumors, and thirteen missing boys.
The Gemini Thief could be anyone.
For nearly a decade the Gemini Thief, a serial kidnapper who abducts three boys on June 1st, has terrorized Tennessee. The June Boys being held captive endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. The Thief is a pro, managing to elude authorities while abducting over twelve boys over the past ten years. No one knows why—but they do know they don’t want to be next.
Now Thea Delacroix has reason to believe the Gemini Thief has taken a thirteenth victim: her cousin, Aulus.
But the twisted game begins to change: one of the kidnapped boys turns up dead. With the help of her best friends and her boyfriend Nick, 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 someone she knows is the Gemini Thief?
Praise for The June Boys:
“Stunning twists and turns. Hang on tight.” —Ruta Sepetys, international bestselling author
“Not only a terrifying story of the missing, but a heartbreaking, hopeful journey through the darkness.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest
“A gripping suspense that hooked me from the first sentence.” —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of One Little Lie and the Lavender Tides series
- Full-length, stand-alone Young Adult suspense novel
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Court Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small-town South. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, and Olympic torchbearer. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the director of Warren County Public Library in Kentucky. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine: The June Boys, Faking Normal, The Lies About Truth, the e-novella The Blue-Haired Boy, Dress Codes for Small Towns, and Four Three Two One. Find Court online at CourtneyCStevens.com; Instagram: @quartland; Facebook: @CourtneyCStevens; Twitter: @quartland.