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The Stone Boy

by Sophie Loubiere

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Stone Boy Synopsis

When the elderly Madame Preau returns to her own house after several years spent in a convalescent home, she immediately notices that the neighbourhood has changed. A new family has moved in next door and, from her window, she watches their three children playing in the garden after school. Two of the children seem perfectly healthy, but Madame Preau is struck by the third child, who seems listless and stands apart from the others. When she reports this to social services, they refuse to believe her. Cut off some years ago from her own grandson, she begins a mission to help this boy, even when those around her start to fear for her sanity.

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The Stone Boy Press Reviews

'An absorbing psychological thriller.' Marcel Berlins - The Times

 

'Translated in a deliciously forthright style by Nora Mahony, The Stone Boy mischievously toys with the reader's expectations, blending elements from the traditional mystery tale with those of the paranormal...The irascible and irrepressible Madame Preau makes for a delightfully ambiguous protagonist, and Loubiere deftly plots a compelling tale that is as poignantly heartbreaking as it is thrilling.' Irish Times

 

'A thoroughly menacing psychological thriller.' Morning Star

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ISBN: 9781847445834
Publication date: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Trapdoor an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847445834
Publication date: 27th February 2014
Author: Sophie Loubiere
Publisher: Trapdoor an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Sophie Loubiere

Sophie Loubiere is the author of five novels, including The Stone Boy, for which she won the French Prix Lion Noir for crime writing in 2011.

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