Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles

Good morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Stephen Giles's The Boy at the Keyhole.

It's been over sixteen weeks since Samuel's mother traveled to America to secure financing for the family business. Over 115 days since she left her nine-year-old son in the care of the family maid, Ruth. 

Samuel longs for his mother's return and lives for the infrequent postcards that make their way overseas and into his hands. And he tracks her travels with each new missive. But as the days continue to pass, the situation at home becomes stressed. Ruth's actions and attitude have become suspicious and Samuel begins to become convinced that maybe his mother isn't traveling at all. Maybe Ruth has done something. And maybe Samuel's mother is never coming home. 

The Boy at the Keyhole is a deliciously paced tale of psychological suspense.

The story plays out with an intentional slowness - as Samuel's suspicions begin and grow, the story becomes more ominous and the reader can't help but believe that Samuel may be onto something. May be. That doubt is always there considering the narrator is a nine year old and no adult perspective is given. But that what if drives the story in such a way that you just have to get to the end sooner rather than later to find out!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

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