The Snake and the Spider - Karen Kingsbury

The Snake and the Spider

By Karen Kingsbury

  • Release Date: 2014-01-31
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings


Florida. Spring Break.

Words that evoke excited anticipation for young adults . . . and extreme angst for their parents. But the parents of best friends Daryl Barber and James Boucher were confident their sons could be trusted to spend a week in the sun without them. As they all waved goodbye, no one imagined it would be the last time they’d see each other alive.

When the boys missed their agreed-upon daily check-ins, both sets of parents were disappointed. When the boys failed to come home on their planned return date, both sets of parents were furious. And when it was clear the boys had vanished without a trace, both sets of parents were terrified.

The Snake and Spider, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, is a tragic tale of a road trip gone, where innocence collides with violence. What starts as a dream vacation for two best friends ends as every parent’s worst nightmare.


  • Simple crime story...insulting to Daytona Beach

    By Youreahippy
    This is just a simple crime story without a whole lot suspense as it unfolds. It also paints a false picture of Daytona Beach as an evil & crime-ridden place. Daytona Beach does have a rough element but has plenty of good people and there is lots of safe fun to be had there.