Wishlist Wednesday: The June Boys

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The June Boys by Courtney C Stevens. This YA thriller has such a fantastic concept and I can’t wait to read it.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday, that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The June Boys Courtney C. StevensTitle: The June Boys
Author: Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: March 3, 2020

Summary (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?

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This synopsis sends shivers up my spine. I really love a great thriller and this one sets up an intriguing plot. I look forward to finding out what really happened to these boys.

About Courtney C. Stevens

Courtney C. Stevens

Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer.

23 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: The June Boys

  1. Sam@wlabb says:

    I had no idea Stevens had a new book coming out. I am not sure if this is a great fit for me, but I adored all her other books, and will probably give it a look anyhow.

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