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The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Friday, May 2, 2014

In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.

Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.

This first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series is full of riveting suspense, putting readers in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.

Goodreads Summary

Here we have another great murder mystery where a group of teen friends work together through perilous situations to find answers. This is a fun and exciting search and rescue story is told from many different types of view so we get many flavors and takes on the same story. This leaves you wondering and hungry for the answers as much as the teens experiencing the investigation.

I liked that the characters were believeable and relatable to today's society. This made the book very easy to read and kept it more interesting as it keeps you curious and wanting to know more about each character and their take on what happened and the cause behind it. It was also nice to see a group of teens that care about the wellfare of their town. You don't see teenagers serving their communities much these days so it was refreshing to read about a group of teens making a difference. Find out the answers to this mystery and take a look into the pages of "The Body in theWoods."

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. Joy said...:

    I've been curious about this book ever since I've seen it popping up on many book haul posts in the blogosphere. I like the idea of a story that veers into another path, and would be interesting to see how the author portrays this seamlessly.

    Great review.

  1. bn100 said...:

    Sounds mysterious

  1. Unknown said...:

    What a beauty! I downloaded this one from netgalley and I;m dying to read it! Especially because of your four star review! Thank you so much!


  1. This looks so good, can't wait to read it :-)