Someone is stealing Tennessee’s boys. The Gemini Thief could be anyone. Your father, your mother, your best friend’s crazy uncle. Some country music star’s deranged sister. Anyone. 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 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?
Praise for The June Boys:
“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
“Stunning twists and turns. Hang on tight.” —RUTA SEPETYS, international bestselling author
“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
“I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading.” —CATHERINE BOCK, book buyer for Parnassus Books
- Full-length, stand-alone Young Adult suspense novel
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs and a bonus scene
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 community outreach manager for 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: 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.