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
4.5 Surviving Stars
I Honestly struggled with how to review this one - with all the mass shootings in our conflicted society today, which seem to be happening in alarming frequency, I knew going in it would have to take a talented author to tackle a subject that many would find taboo and even fewer would attempt to write about something so tragic and a very real scenario. That said this book kept me enthralled. I was drawn into this story, a story that starts out so gut wrenching and heart brea ...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 love this one, the story pull me in, the romance part is rather thin though but is sweet 😍 also too many pages given to the villain 😠.
This book feels like a feminist story to me, perhaps that #metoo movement give Ms. Roberts few ideas, many characters involved, except our hero and few supporting characters, are women! That’s for both side, the good guys and the bad guys, er why do they use guys when they are not? 😬
Also, this book show how Ms. Roberts stands regarding the horrific gun ...more
Shelter In Place has to be one of my favourite novels by Nora Roberts.
The story begins with a mass shooting at a mall in the U.S. followed by a related killer out to murder the survivors.
However, the subsequent events in the lives of the victims are portrayed as happy and positive moments as the years go by.
It's a story of tragedy, love, family and friendship but most of all a story about survival.
There have been quite a few books lately that have had reference or stories told around mass shooting, some have been written well some not so well.
Some concentrated on the drama of it all some on the newsworthiness and some on the effects and events leading up to it.
Nora Roberts chose to focus more on the after effects which for me made it emotional and interestingly vital to invest in the characters.
Imagine. Lots of people out shopping in a busy shopping mall and then it happens. Just 8 minu ...more
Trigger warning: mass shooting
Nora Roberts has been traveling some dark roads lately and I for one am not finding myself loving the results.
I adore Roberts romances, but alas I wouldn't hardly classify this as one (yes there is a HEA so technically it fits the bill). There is a romance, eventually, between two survivors of a mass shooting but the road to get there makes the overall romance arc a bit of a throwaway.
About 40% of the novel is a very detailed account of the mass shooting from vari ...more
Just when I think I know exactly what I'm getting into, Ms. Roberts regales with something entirely unexpected and creepy-current.
Best beginning to a Roberts book...totally grabs you and smacks you around!