The Body in the Woods

The Body in the Woods

Book - 2014
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While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805098525
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hen
Description: 263 pages ; 22 cm


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When a text message informs teen volunteer rescuers Alexis, Nick and Ruby of a missing person, they are thrilled to be a part of the team. They’ve been recruited to find missing man with autism lost in the woods, but along the way they end up finding something very different. The dead body of a g... Read More »

Alex, Nick, and Ruby are teen members of the Portland county Sheriff's Search and Rescue. One day while searching for a missing person, they stumble upon the body of a dead teen girl.

Alexis, Nick, and Ruby work with Portland County's sheriff and rescue team to try to solve the murder of a young woman. Part of a series.

Alex, Nick, and Ruby are teen members of the Portland county Sheriff's Search and Rescue. One day while searching for a missing person, they stumble upon the body of a dead teen girl.

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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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