Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Book - 2018 | First edition
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It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the videogame store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait -- and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250161598
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 05, 2021

Fascinating book, totally different, had everything was up very late just had to finish the book. Have read a lot of Nora Roberts over the years this has to be one of the best.

SuJF Jan 10, 2021

Good start, bad ending. Always well written.
But the rush to wrap everything up in a tidy little bow wrecked the ending.

Jul 31, 2020

Opens with a shooting in a mall and the reactions of some teenagers caught in the melee. Good page turner

Jan 21, 2020

Really really enjoyed it. Couldn't put it down....kept me up late at night. Really different plot. Opens with 3 shooters at a Mall in Maine. Several people die, many wounded, but the police get their quickly and one shooter is killed and 2 others commit suicide. Think it's over right? Wrong....after several years, one of the shooter's sister is furious at the death of her brother and decides to finish the job. She goes after the survivors. Excellent read.

Jan 03, 2020

I don't believe I've read any of her books before this. But it had interesting characters and the plot moved along well. An easy and quick read. Very much today with the mass shooting at the beginning.

Oct 04, 2019

Roberts did I good job depicting a very real situation and I enjoyed the book. However, I got the feeling that she liked writing the bad guy's character more, which made it so there was zero mystery involved. And then an anti-climatic ending for said bad guy was a bit of a let down.

And dude - a joke about throwing me over for my grandma once, maybe twice is funny. A constant theme is rather annoying.

Sep 29, 2019

OK, but thought the ending could have been more 'dramatic' . . . rather anti climaxing!

Sep 11, 2019

Another great story from Nora Roberts. It is very relevant considering what has been happening in the U.S. over the past several years. Good mystery spiced up with romance.

Jul 14, 2019

Haunting. I have always loved Nora Roberts' writing. This one was different. I cried and cried. It pulled me through like a magnet. Trust Nora to get to the heart of things.

Mar 08, 2019

OMG, this book grabbed me and pulled me right through the whole of it. Amazing, amazing book. Definitely a great read!

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Jul 17, 2019

Nora Robert's books are always a good read. This book didn't dispoint. The book has a little suspense, a little love.


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