Humber Boy B
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Humber Boy B


A CWA Dagger-winning author presents another chilling psychological thriller

A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge. Despite fleeing the scene, two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison. Upon their release they are granted one privilege only, their anonymity. Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society. But the general public’s anger is steadily growing, and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep. Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime. She must ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder—or if there is a greater evil at play.

Title:Humber Boy B
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages

    Humber Boy B Reviews

  • Deanna
    Aug 06, 2015

    4.5 stars (I apologize in advance as I didn't realize how long this review was until I posted it, I don't think there are any Spoilers but a lot of my thoughts)Whoa....This book was incredible. Defini...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Feb 24, 2015

    One of my stand out reads of 2015 by a long shot!This book not only had me hooked in from page one but had my emotions in turmoil all the way through it. Such a powerful book with messages that are im...

  • Carol
    Aug 14, 2015

    4.5 StarsWell. Well. Well........not the ending I expected."Ben" has just been released from prison where he has spent the last eight years of his young life for murdering his 10 year old friend Noah...

  • Sue1958
    Mar 29, 2015

    What an outstanding, authentic, realistic, compulsive book this was!When I first requested to read this from Legend Press via Net Galley, I just wasn't prepared for the emotional, thought provoking ri...

  • Stefanie
    Jun 23, 2015

    Rating 4.5 starsI had heard some great things about this book, so when I was approved to read a copy I couldn't have been happier. Humber Boy B is the first novel I have read by Ruth Dugdall but will ...

  • Elaine
    Mar 21, 2015

    Eight years ago, at the age of 10 “Humber Boy B” was found guilty of the murder of his 10 year old friend Noah and was imprisoned. Now he is being released on probation with a new identity and it ...

  • Diane S ?
    Mar 22, 2015

    Psychologically suspenseful, this book kept me interested from beginning to end. Blurs the lines between bad and good and what exactly that means. Starts slowly but than layer by layer, with the diffe...

  • Sue
    Jun 18, 2015

    Wow, did I luck out when I was approved to read and review, “Humber Boy B” by Ruth Dugdall, through the publisher, Legend Press via Netgalley. Ruth Dugdall is an award-winning British crime writer...

  • Jan
    Jun 22, 2015

    Top notch story telling with strong characters and an intricate plot that the author manages to weave together beautifully at the end.This is my first read by author Ruth Dugdall and it certainly won'...

  • Lisa
    May 30, 2015

    This is the best Psychological thriller of 2015 for me Ruth Dugdall has written a well developed story that takes you from one twist to another A ten year old boy Noah is thrown off the Humber Bridge ...

About Ruth Dugdall

Ruth Dugdall

Ruth Dugdall was born in 1971. She holds a BA honours degree in English Literature (Warwick University) and an MA in Social Work (University of East Anglia). She qualified as a probation officer in 1996 and has worked in prison with offenders guilty of serious crimes, including stalking, rape and murder. This has informed her crime writing. Since she started writing, Ruth has won awards in several