Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away.
Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body - and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated.
As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city's forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.
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By Ann D on 07-08-17
Pleasent, but lost me part way through!
This is a nicely written book, with well drawn characters who I warmed to. Despite this, my attention began to waver 2/3rds through and eventually, I lost interest. I agree with an Audible American reviewer, in that it needs some twists and turns. I don't like twists to be overdone, but there is little here in the later chapters to maintain interest.
The narrator is excellent.
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By shelley on 27-09-17
Outstanding book from new (to me) author...
Justin Glass is a street lawyer, widower and father to a young daughter. He is also interracial with a black father who is a congressman and a white mother. He's broke and lives on his grandfather's (a former judge) property.
While searching for a teenage boy at the request of a young client the boys body is found along with eleven other boys. All African American and all have been in trouble with the law. All the boys had been reported missing but no investigation was ever done for any of them. The police want to keep it hushed up. They're afraid of the racial outfall.
In the meanwhile he has a screwy misdemeanor public intoxication case. The defendant wants a trial but evidence seems to be missing. There's a computer hacker who owes Justin his life and so much more...
With so many characters and three cases going on there's no confusion and it is actually a well thought out story with pieces that fit perfectly together.
Part police procedural part court room drama, EXCELLENT story.
The narrator JD Jackson is perfect for this book.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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By Wayne on 02-08-17
Excellent suspense mystery; marvelous narration
It can also be classified as a legal mystery. Little Boy Lost was a Kindle First selection which I read in July. It is a suspense mystery about the murder of 12 boys in St. Louis. The protagonist is a lawyer named Justin Glass and his law practice and his determination to find the serial killer although the police want him not to interfere with the investigation. Lawyer Glass is from a prominent family (his dad is a US congressman, his brother is in the Missouri senate, and his grandfather is a retired federal judge). His family is wealthy, but he is not. Glass has an almost-teen daughter Samantha (nickname Sammy) but is single because his wife died of cancer.Glass and Sammy live with his grandfather and grandmother.
This novel earns 5 stars on the strength of character development, interesting characters, a nice plot line, and a killer twist at the end. I like the audiobook more than the Kindle version because of the spot-on narration by JD Jackson.
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