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September 17, 2018

The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles ~ a @HanoverSquarePress Review #MondayBlogs

by Susan Roberts

The Boy at the Keyhole is an interesting suspense novel that takes place within a manor house in England.
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The Boy at the Keyhole
September 2018; Hanover Square Press
audio, ebook, print (304 pages); mystery
Samuel's father is dead and his mother has been gone for 113 days. She left him in the care of the housekeeper, Ruth. Samuel doesn't understand why his mother left without saying goodbye and why he has only gotten several postcards from her sent from different locations in America. Ruth tells him that his mom is trying to get investors for the family business but Samuel doesn't understand and wants his beloved mother home again.

The relationship between Samuel and Ruth is poor at best - she is a strict disciplinarian and he is a typical 9-year-old boy. After so many days without his mother, Samuel has decided that his mother would never leave him so long and she must have been murdered by Ruth and he sets out to prove his theory.

As I was reading this dark novel, I couldn't help feeling sorry for Samuel. He had no relatives who cared about him except for his mom - and if she really cared about him why had she been gone so long? He only had one friend at school and spends most of his time alone - why wouldn't his imagination come up with bizarre reasons for his mother's absence. I found this psychological drama to be an interesting read.

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About the Author:

The Boy at the Keyhole
Prior to selling his first book, Stephen Giles worked in a variety of jobs to supplement his writing including market research, film classification, and media monitoring. The Boy at the Keyhole is Giles' first work for adults and the film rights for this book have been acquired by New Regency

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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