Search Results: "April Henry"


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BURIED DIAMONDS by April Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Readers unfamiliar with Claire's past job in Oregon's Specialty Plates bureau will wonder why each chapter begins with a cute vanity license plate so gratingly at odds with the somber mood."
A diamond turns out to be both more and less than a girl's best friend. Read full book review >

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HEART-SHAPED BOX by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2001

"And that although Claire has left her job issuing specialty license plates, vanity tags still end each chapter and are deciphered in an appendix."
The third outing for 37-year-old Claire Montrose (Square in the Face, 2000, etc.) finds her with newly frosted hair and a dishy long-distance beau, Dante Bonner, with a high-status job (curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) who has promised to fly in for the 20th reunion of Oregon's Minor High School. Read full book review >

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EYES OF JUSTICE by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Fans may be dismayed at the demise of a key player, but the fast-paced writing and appealing characters go a long way to making amends."
The surviving members of the Triple Threat (Hand of Fate, 2010, etc.) investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. Read full book review >

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BLOOD WILL TELL by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"A sturdy if formulaic mystery. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A teenage sleuth becomes the prime suspect in a heinous murder case in Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"An adrenaline rush for reluctant readers. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The only thing Cady knows for sure is that someone wants to kill her. Read full book review >

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TORCHED by April Henry
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

Sixteen-year-old Ellie is caught between two evils in this eco-terrorism thriller. Read full book review >

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GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Constantly interesting and suspenseful. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
This can't-put-it-down crime thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of both victim and criminal. Read full book review >

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THE BODY IN THE WOODS by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 17, 2014

"A quick, thrilling read that doesn't skimp on characterization. (Mystery. 12-18)"
In a fast-moving and well-constructed mystery, three teen volunteer members of a search-and-rescue team track a serial killer targeting homeless teen girls in Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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SHOCK POINT by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A potboiler that may appeal to a wide range of young readers and could be useful for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Almost 16, Cassie hates her new psychiatrist stepfather, Rick, in this over-the-top thriller. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES OF CONFUSION by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even the ubiquitous license-plate puns ('H2OUUP2,' 'FX108') are translated in a kindly appendix."
Claire Montrose is slowly withering on the vine of the Oregon Motor Vehicle Division's Custom Plate Department when her reclusive great-aunt Cady, whom she hasn't seen in 20 years, dies and leaves her entire estate to Claire. Read full book review >

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SQUARE IN THE FACE by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"As for the vanity tags: Unless you're a puzzle freak, they're probably 2QT4U—or 4NE1LS."
Since coming into a fortune, Claire Montrose (Circles of Confusion, p. 26) has left her job at the Specialty Plates bureau of Oregon's Motor Vehicles Division, and she thinks her sleuthing activities have ended too. Read full book review >