The Body in the Woods

The Body in the Woods

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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, The Body in the Woods is full of riveting suspense, putting readers right in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 263 pages
  • 134 x 206 x 28mm | 339.99g
  • Henry Holt & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0805098526
  • 9780805098525
  • 1,183,633

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Praise for "The Body in the Woods" "The fast-paced plot, mirroring familiar TV crime procedurals, make this a good choice for reluctant readers, especially as it's impossible to follow the clues and identify the killer before the final showdown." - "Booklist" "Henry realistically portrays these kids thrust into a real-life horror. Their doubts and fears, as well as their strengths, all ring true and teens will be able to identify with one of the protagonists . . . Give this series opener to fans of character-driven mysteries." - "School Library Journal" "Quick pacing, an easy-to-follow mystery, and a smidge of real danger make this a likely choice for TV crime drama fans." - "BCCB" "A fast moving and well-constructed mystery . . . astute readers will be able to solve the puzzle before the final, high-stakes climax." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die" "A psychological mystery wrapped in a thriller with a smart and resourceful heroine. Great read!" --Alexandra Sokoloff, screenwriter and bestselling thriller author of "The Harrowing""A thrill-packed story with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Hop on board for an adrenaline fueled ride!" --CJ Lyons, "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Blind Faith" Praise for "The Night She Disappeared" "The reader must wait with baited breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book." --VOYA"Fans of intense page-turners . . . will love this one." --"School Library Journal""It's a riveting story. . . . Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off." --"Publishers Weekly" Praise for "Girl, Stolen" An ALA Best Book for Young AdultsAn ALA Quick Pick for Young AdultsWinner of the Truman Readers Award (Missouri state award)Winner of the Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland state award)Winner of tshow more

About April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen; The Night She Disappeared; and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die; and the thriller Face of Betrayal, coauthored with Lis Wiehl. April lives in more

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2,812 ratings
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4 35% (974)
3 27% (753)
2 8% (230)
1 3% (72)
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