Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide.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 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, 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....
|Title||:||Shelter in Place|
|Number of Pages||:||438 pages|
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Shelter in Place Reviews
This was a great story. It was gripping, engaging, and just flat-out enjoyable. I really loved how Roberts portrayed the villain of the piece; so psychotic and so creepy.
I liked the narration for it, and I flipped back and forth between reading and listening, which worked really well for me here.
I’ve never witnessed a mass shooting, never been subjected to that terror or the yawning grief of losing a loved one and I hope to God I never do. I don’t have to experience it to know what it’s like, not when Nora Roberts made me feel as if it was happening to me.
My God, I felt the disbelief of the victims—that such a horrible thing couldn’t be happening to them. Then the blind terror when realization dawned, that it was happening. The tearing grief of watching your friends or family die in fro ...more
Omg! I’d give it 10 stars if I could! If I hadn’t won this book I may have missed one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! Nora Roberts, as usual, does an outstanding job bonding the reader to the characters instantaneously from page one! I felt like I was there at every moment and with every turn of the page. Tragedy and fate intertwined to bring these people together in one way or another. When the book starts off with the main event, I wondered what the heck would the rest of the book ...more
Just when I think I know exactly what I'm getting into, Ms. Roberts regales with something entirely unexpected and creepy-current.
In the space of a few minutes, the lives of those visiting or working at the DownEast Mall and adjacent theater in Rockpoint, Maine were permanently altered. Three shooters decided that whatever was wrong in their lives warranted the selfish actions they took in those moments. Survivors Reed Quartermaine and Simone Knox followed paths that weren’t part of their original destinies until that event in the mall. Reed went into law enforcement and Simone expressed her feelings through art.
I first t ...more
Nora Roberts is BOLD! I don't know of many authors who could get away with what Nora accomplished in Shelter In Place without losing some fans.
In her newest book, set to come out in the summer of 2018, Nora tackles a topic that has become all too common in society today - a mass shooting. When I read the synopsis, I wasn't sure what my feelings were. I had just come off of reading the ARC for Year One - a masterful new direction for Nora due out December 5th - and I was apprehensive that Shelter ...more
Simone, Mi and Tish – best friends, with Mi and Tish there for Simone after a nasty breakup with a boyfriend – sixteen years of age and waiting for the movie to start. The theatre in the DownEast Mall was busy, as was the mall outside the doors. Families shopping, video games pumping, people laughing and having a good time. Until the shots started, and the screaming began…
Portland, Maine made headlines from the carnage that night – the three teenage shooters didn’t live to tell the tale; neither ...more
I'm so torn on how to rate this one. There were quite a few positive points but there were also quite a few negative points. There were several times while reading where I just put the book down as it wasn't pulling me in and I was either bored, irritated or doing an eye roll.