Boy On Hold - Book Review

Boy On Hold - Book Review - Incredible Opinions


Boy On Hold  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Author - J.D. Spero
Publisher - Immortal Works


Thank you Netgalley, Immortal Works and JD Spero to give me an opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

First and foremost, my first book from Netgalley which I took for granted and kept pushing it down in my TBR pile. Finally sat down and read it in two sittings….why and how? Read further…

“Boy On Hold” involves around a single mother, Marcella, her two sons, her neighbours an aged lady Miss Sally, and her son in his forties, Bernie. Miss Sally is murdered one night and the only witness is Marcella’s younger son. Things take ugly turn when Marcella’s older son, a teenager, Tyler, is arrested for the murder. Is Tyler the one who committed the crime?

I was glued to the book right from the beginning. A brilliant mystery which is handled so well that I wasn’t able to guess the murderer until the end of the book. The clues are all over the book but they are so well hidden and not given away easily.

JD Spero lays out the set up of each scene so well without overwhelming the details which makes the reader’s mind fill the rest. In my opinion, that made the book a quick page-turner. The subject of drug abuse has been introduced and is linked efficiently to the characters demonstrating the affects. Probably, the first book in a while I read which also talked about Schizophrenia and its genetic risks.

I loved the character development. Each character is well developed and seems relatable and realistic. Written from multiple point of views, this book only shows the skill of the author to be able to distinguish between each character so brilliantly without losing the plot.

A very neat, interesting and a page-turner mystery. I’d look forward to read more of Spero’s work!

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