Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place – Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place –
a powerful tale of heart, heroism . . . and propulsive suspense.

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BOOK REVIEW:

Shelter in Place

by Nora Roberts

(Standalone)

Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2018

 

Shelter in Place – Nora Roberts

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CORINA’S REVIEW

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts was so much more than I expected. I must admit I don’t read her blurbs anymore. She is a MUST READ author for me and her standalone signature novels are highly anticipated and always, always immediately devoured. Shelter in Place was a touching and emotionally raw story that was as timely as it was chilling. The author delivered a tale that kept me glued to the pages, as well as utterly captivated.

Nora Roberts chose a topic that gives me goose bumps every single time I hear of it in the news. Mass shootings. She took this topic and spun a story that was utterly fascinating and captivating from beginning to end. Her impeccable storytelling and incredible skill to spin an enthralling tale produced again an UNPUTDOWNABLE novel for me.

Although Shelter in Place is a slow burn, the journey that both main characters took was fascinating, and appropriate for each character. Both hero and heroine were genuine and likable charters. Reed Quartermaine and Simone Knox were mature and level-headed, something Nora Roberts excels at. Both were survivors of the DownEast Mall shooting and teenagers at the time of the event. Naturally they were molted by the horrific incident and coped with it in different ways. Years later their life intersected again.

As life happens, someone was trying to finish what was interrupted so many years ago. Both, Reed and Simone, were again trying to stay alive as well as putting an end to what once almost destroyed their lives.

Reed and Simone were a couple that just clicked.

They made it look easy. For them, meeting each other was like finding a piece that had been missing. They connected on a level that felt right and their relationship and interactions literally felt like the calm before the storm. Reed was a darling. His dry humor, and his never-ending appreciation for his colleagues and friends warmed my heart. His genuine and reciprocal connection with Simone’s grandmother was a highlight of this book. Additionally, Simone’s journey was as interesting as her personality – colorful, and deeply layered. There were so many parts in this book that made me smile and happy – and than there was the suspense.

I honestly couldn’t put the book down. This story gave me chills. I think the reason why I was so invested in this story was because of its topic. At the end Shelter in Place was a piece of fiction, but it was based on events that unfortunately happen all over America, in schools, malls, and outdoor functions. That most of all, the realism and horror that the author masterfully build her story on, kept me from putting it down.

So, if you love reading romantic suspense, an utterly suspenseful story that had such an authentic feel that will chill you to the bone, especially the opening scene, this is a MUST READ in my opinion. It’s one of her best books so far. BONUS it also had an adorable puppy as sidekick.

 


BLURB

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 video game store tended 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, helplessly 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.

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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, The Witness, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


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