The Body In The Woods | Book Review

Author: April Henry

Rating: 3/5 Stars


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.


To be honest, I really did not enjoy this book and only gave it this rating because the book ended in a happy ending. It’s just like every other murder mystery book. Bodies seem to be piling up but the killer can not be found then you find one but that not him and blah blah blah it’s all the same. The nice twist was the one character, Ruby, had a sense of mystery behind her and you could tell that her character lives off crimes and having to know everything behind them.

The book seemed to drag on between murders and coversations, which I did not enjoy. I did although like how it was told through different perspectives, although it did not tell you who perspective which I did not like as you had to figure it out by yourself.

This book is not one that I would recommend to others as I did not enjoy it much and I do not believe that others would enjoy it much either.


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