Search Results: "April Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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LETHAL BEAUTY by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Fans of Mia Quinn (A Deadly Business, 2014, etc.) will find this a well-considered addition to the series."
A prosecutor focused on the murder of a young prostitute uncovers what could be a human trafficking ring. 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 >