The book I read is called The Body in the Woods. It was written by April Henry, who is a New York Times Bestselling Author The publisher of the book is Henry Holt and Company, LLC. It was published on 175 Fifth Avenue New York, New York in 2014. I loved this book! It had a mixture of mystery and horror, which are my two favorite subjects to read. Right from the beginning the book just hooked me and I could not put it down.
The Body in the Woods is about 3 teenagers who are a part of Portland, Oregon’s Search and Rescue team. These 3 main characters are Alexis, Nick, and Ruby. They all come from shaky backgrounds and homes and see this as a way to escape and grow themselves as people. One day they are all sitting in class and get a text from the Portland sheriff’s department, notifying them they have a search and rescue mission. Their mission was to find an autistic man who wandered off in the woods. These woods, in the middle of nowhere, is a monstrous area with nothing but trees and green bushes for miles and miles. While in the woods they came across a body on the ground, the girl they found was dead. To prove themselves and to help the dead girl, Alexis, Nick, and Ruby set out to find the killer!
This book is a mixture of mystery and horror, involving a gruesome murder. The author’s use of setting and a great plot play a key part in why this book is a great read. I don’t like reading that much, but when I picked up this book, I could not stop reading it! As you can see, this is a fascinating story by April Henry that will keep you in suspense and on the edge of your seat from cover to cover.