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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We’re still with Tyler in this third installment of a series I’ve grown to love. As an advocate for mental illness in real life (outside of being a reader), I was heartbroken at how they stigmatized Tyler. My heart also goes out to Hen as he’s dealing with a lot on his own as well: This book is what I call refreshingly honest. From that perspective, I dove right in and was gripped with all of this story and never looked back. I love this book so much I keep re-reading. Pick it up and enjoy!

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Boy Released (Boy Series Book 2) by J.D. Spero – Review by Charlene Yates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Boy Released
This book is a follow-up to Boy on Hold. Its after 10 years when Tyler was released from prison and starts reacclimating into life in a cabin that isn’t rented out in a hotel purchased by Tylers mom Marcella and his stepfather Bernie. Hen is involved and works at the hotel. Things get disrupted when Marcella is attacked, and the suspect is only Tyler especially when he came running out trying to explain what he saw and it’s mistaken for his confession. Who truly did this? Will they find out or will Tyler be locked up forever? This book can be read as a standalone, but I find having the history to go with it is great as well.

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Jess Engel

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Boy Released is the gripping sequel to Boy on Hold, by JD Spero. We pick back up with the Trout family years after their ordeal. We learn more about each of them and how they, especially Tyler, are coping with life now and Tyler’s diagnosis. Then, tragedy strikes again, but this time it’s Marcella, Tyler and Hen’s mom who is attacked. Again, Tyler is suspect number one! What really happened? Will there be justice?

The depth of the character and world development makes this one truly special. The light shed on mental illness and how it affects individuals, as well as those around them make this book different than others in the genre. Another great, page-turning read!

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by S. Bittles

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**The synopsis for Boy Released gives away a detail for the first book, Boy On Hold; I highly recommend reading the first book before reading this book or this review.**

Although I recommend to read this series in order, you can start with this book. The synopsis gives the reader an understanding of the Trout family’s past if you haven’t read Boy On Hold.

Again, I was on the edge of my seat reading this book! Fast forward 10 years and we are following Tyler’s release from psychiatric rehab and the Trout family’s new dealings with the justice system.

Spero’s writing continues to flow smoothly and not falter between characters views or jumps to the past and present. Definitely want these books on my shelf!

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Beverly Finnie

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

J.D Spero, followed Boy on Hold up fantastically with Boy Released. Boy Released puts us back into a world 10 years after the Murder of Miss. Sally. Hen is almost of age to come into his inheritance of Miss. Sally’s estate.
Miss Sally was the neighbor who used to help out and babysit Hen as a child, until one night his older brother Tyler had a mental break and accidentally killed her.
Tyler, recently released from a mental hospital, is living in one of the cabins in the resort his mother(Marcella) and Bernie own. Now that Tyler is back home with his family it’s a process to reintegrate him back into the world and everyday life. It also brings about animosity and some long repressed feelings from long ago, amongst them all.
Till one night Tyler watches through his cabin’s window his mother being attacked in the resort office. An attack that he admits taking the blame for so he could get the 1 clue to the right person, “For 300 m&m’s.”
A story of redemption of sorts for Tyler, as Boy Released progresses forward. If you choose to view it that way. It dives deeper into the realms of mental illness and the impact that has on one’s life and those around them. If you enjoy this author like I do and enjoy a fantastic psychological thriller/with a story of redemption thrown in, J.D Spero does not disappoint! Wonderfully written, with easy to follow character arcs it’s worth the read TRUST ME!

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Boy Released by J.D. Spero – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is ten years after Tyler Trout was sent to psychiatric rehab after his mental illness caused a psychotic break and his family are still reeling from the murder of their next door neighbour Sally Hubbard and to help with their grief, they moved to the small resort town of Lake George Village and bought the Blue Palm Motel where they now live and work. Hen has grown up into a handsome young man and helps out doing the domestic work in the rooms while his mum, Marcella and Bernie, her partner handle the finances and the odd jobs, meanwhile Tyler has just returned and is living in one of the cabins as he starts to work towards some sort of independence.

As they are all settling into a routine, Tyler is managing to hold down a job at a local store, but his mental health takes a dive when someone from his past turns up and sets back the progress he has made, meanwhile, Hen is taking on more responsibility as the busy summer season starts and preparing for the transition to adulthood in just one short year when he will have to make some serious decisions about his future, whether that involves college or continuing to work at the motel, as well as deciding what to do with his inheritance money once he comes of the age to take ownership of it, all while trying to support his mum and keep up some semblance of normality by spending time with his friends.

All this comes crashing down around the Trout’s when Marcella is attacked at the office and Tyler is the only witness to the altercation, however, the information is locked inside his mind and the turmoil in which it constantly spins, however, when he approaches the office after the attack happens and incriminating himself in the process, his family have to confront Tyler’s illness all over again. Will Tyler be able to make anyone understand the information he holds in his mind and how important it is, or will they believe that he is capable of hurting his family and keep him in detention? Can his family overcome their own personal views of Tyler and help him to reintegrate into society, or will they fail to see beyond his diagnosis? This is a heart rending tale of mental illness and how it can affect those around them, as well as being an emotional rollercoaster of emotions as you become invested in the lives and trials of a family many can relate to.

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Angela Packard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Boy Series and is set ten years after the first one ends. Tyler is out of the psychiatric rehab, Marcella bought a hotel, and Hen is 17 now and looking at his future. Sounds like things are looking up. Then Marcella is attacked, and Tyler is arrested for the crime. How much can this poor family go through?
My heart ached for Marcella who just wanted the best for her boys. I cried for Hen who was thrown into memories of the past watching his brother get arrested again. I could never imagine having a brain like Tyler’s due to his schizophrenia that takes in things differently than we think is “normal”. Can this family survive another disaster? Or does this once again remind them how much they love each other? JD Spero did it again, a heart wrenching story that made me feel every emotion to the core.

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Samantha Bassett

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Samantha Bassett

This is the second book in the series and JD Spero takes us 10 years after the first book. Tyler is released from the psychiatric facility and going to be living with his mom Marcella. This is a new neighborhood in a motel in a resort community.
The past is coming back when everyone is trying to adapt to their new lives. Add to that Hen is trying to figure things out with his impending inheritance and the burden it carries. An attack on Marcella leaves everyone believing the worst about Tyler. Could it really be him?
Another good book that kept me reading all the way through.

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Chrissy Spulak

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Boy Released by J.D. Spero is the second book to Boy On Hold. This book takes place ten years after the murder that Tyler, then a little boy, witnessed. He is released from a psychiatric institution and reunited with his brother, Hen, and their family. Boy Released takes on mental illness and is full of suspense and thrills. This book, like the one before it, is HARD to put down. I recommend reading the first book before this one, but even if read on its own, this book would be enjoyable. The characters are so well-written, and climbing inside Tyler’s schizophrenic mind is intriguing and this family’s story will hook you until the very end. I was swept away and came to love this family from the first book, and it was no different with this one.

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BOY RELEASED (BOY SERIES BOOK 2) by JD Spero – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Boy Released by JD Spero. First off wow just wow. I knew I’d probably like this book since book one was great but I didn’t just like it I loved it. This author knows how to write a story that gripped me from the get go. Not once did I feel like this story needed anything. I do recommend you reading these in order. This one takes place several years after book 1 but it’s a very well done transition. The characters are complex and pull you so completely into their story that I forgot time all together. The storyline is one of the best I’ve read this yea. I couldn’t put this book down and I’m thankful to not only find this book but this author. Five huge stars and highly recommended!

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