April Henry
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April Henry

I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.

When I was 11, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He took it to lunch and showed it to the editor of a British children's magazine - and she asked to publish the story! (For no money, which might have been a warning about how hard it is to make a living writing.)

My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years - when I wrote a book a year, worked full time, and had a baby - are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 20 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been chosen for IndieNext, translated into eight languages and won awards in a dozen states. And Face of Betrayal, which I co-wrote with Lis Wiehl, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks.

I have also reviewed literary fiction, YA literature, and mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian, and have written articles for both The Writer and Writers Digest.

In 2016, look for The Girl I Used to Be.

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    • The Girl I Used to Be

    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the book!

    • By G. Bozeman on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Girl, Stolen

    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills Cheyenne’s prescription for antibiotics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting

    • By daisy on 09-30-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,957
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,957

    She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that two men are arguing over whether or not to kill her....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strong start sputters to a stall....

    • By Kimberly on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Lonely Dead

    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. For Adele, the dead aren't really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she's spent years denying her gift....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Night She Disappeared

    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also delivers pizzas part-time. One night, Kayla, another delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza, goes out with an order and never comes back....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unsurprising, rather formula murder mystery.

    • By readergal on 07-13-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Body in the Woods

    • Point Last Seen Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: April Henry
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have 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 wants to pursue her interests. When the three teens join a search and rescue squad, they find a dead body....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Deadly Business

    • Mia Quinn, Book 2
    • By: Lis Wiehl, April Henry
    • Narrated by: Ashley Laurence
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    As a single mom, the last thing Mia wants is for her work to follow her home - or discover that it already has. Now Detective Charlie Carlson is suggesting the very thing Mia doesn’t want to believe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent crime mystery!

    • By Wayne on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • A Matter of Trust

    • A Mia Quinn Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Lis Wiehl, April Henry
    • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    When life is murder, who can you trust...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • review

    • By Sue E. Baker on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Heart of Ice

    • By: Lis Wiehl
    • Narrated by: Devon O'Day
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The Triple Threat Club novels follow three fiercely intelligent women - a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent - as they investigate crimes as current as today’s headlines....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lis is as good if not better than Lisa Gardner....

    • By Erin on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Hand of Fate

    • By: Lis Wiehl, April Henry
    • Narrated by: Pam Turlow
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    In the days following Fate's murder, these three colleagues and friends team up to piece together the not-so public life of Jim Fate in order to uncover the stunning truth of who killed him and why.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too many mispronunciations by the Narrator

    • By Mary J. Hannold on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

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