Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Body in the Woods

The Body in the Woods
A Point Last Seen Mystery
by April Henry
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The three main characters are all quite unique, yet they have a certain dynamic that makes them interesting and even entertaining to read about. Ruby's obsession with patterns, especially in a crime setting make her a little hard to be friends with. Nick has his own obsession with living up to the memory of his Iraqi-war-hero of a dad. Then there's Alexis, who's only real obsession is keeping her mother's condition a secret from everyone. As new volunteers with Portland's Search and Rescue, they are kind of thrown together. When they respond to a search for an autistic man, they find a body instead. For a variety of personal reasons, they have a hard time just sitting back and letting the police track down the murderer. As they uncover evidence will the detective in charge listen to them or will it be a case of "The Boy (or girl) Who Cried Wolf"?
A fun, and clean, young adult murder mystery series with engaging and likeable characters.

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