The Body in the Woods

The Body in the Woods

[a Point Last Seen Mystery]

Book - 2014
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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 investigations.

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Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780805098525
Branch Call Number: YA HEN
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm.


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Mar 31, 2017

I couldn't put this book down! From the first page I was hooked. All of April Henry's books are great!

Mar 18, 2017

"The Body In The Woods” is by far the best mystery book I have ever read! The plot is inciting and it's impossible to put down. 3 teenagers are on a search and rescue team, to find an autistic man lost in the woods when instead, they uncover a dead girl's body. It's up to the 3 of them to discover who the murderer is. The book was unpredictable because the unexpected happened near the end and I didn't see it coming. There’s also some chapters in the book that are from the serial killer's perspective. You read an insight of the serial killer's mind, and who he will strike next. The whole story was great and it ended in a satisfying way. I’m excited to read the next book “Blood Will Tell”. Anyone who reads this will enjoy a mystery that will help quench their boredom. Rate this: 5/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 22, 2016

Living in Portland myself, I very much enjoy reading April Henry's writing.
Nick, Alexis and Ruby are part of a search and rescue team sent out to find a missing hiker. Even though the teens don't find the hiker, they find something much more disturbing...the body of a young woman, apparently strangled.
A quick read with characters that you come to care about.

A classic murder mystery, except the investigators are three teens from the Portland Search and Rescue squad (it's a real thing, google "MCSOSAR"). While searching for a missing man the teens find the body of a teen girl and soon realize they have a serial killer on their hands.

Dec 21, 2015

The Body in the Woods is a great mystery. Even I was getting confused on the suspect. April Henrys first series promises to be a nail biter. Nick was my fav character, I think Henry is great at character development and past. Book 2 here I come!!!

Aug 22, 2015

Very unsuspenseful

Chacha13 Jul 31, 2015

This book is so thrilling and exciting. It both is mystery and fictional which makes it very easy to understand and love. Its such a GREAT book.

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