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OMG, this book grabbed me and pulled me right through the whole of it. Amazing, amazing book. Definitely a great read!
As always, when I read a Nora Roberts novel, I say this one is the best. I did it again when I finished "Shelter In Place". It grabbed me from the first page and kept me until I finished it today. It came to life and I 'watched' as all the events took place. It was scary because our world has become too much like this scenario. And I cried at the end. Nora Roberts is the best and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys being transported to another place for a time.
The mass shooter theme is the basis of the story. Roberts handles it quite interestingly.
Once again Nora Roberts at her best. I have been reading her for years and can't wait each time for her next book to come out.
While I wouldn't say this is my favorite of Nora Roberts' novels, it follows her familiar pattern and was an interesting read. Note: there is a mass shooting at the beginning of the book that is described as it happens, so it could be distressing for some readers. I know I found it uncomfortably realistic at times.
This book was a real page turner and kept my attention right from the beginning. I have read Nora Roberts books but I thought this was by far the best one of her books that I have read. I'll definitely be looking at more of her upcoming books and hope she keeps writing in this style.
I liked the premise but the story was way too long and became boring after awhile. Needed some editing.
It was difficult to read the parts about the shooting, but I liked that the story didn't really focus on that but rather the aftermath with an interesting turn of events. Definitely recommended!
Reed and Simone survived a mall shooting, along with many others. Many died, including the shooters. They survived but not without emotional scars. Reed took that experience and decided his career. Simone ran but her running helped her find what she was destined to do in life. Unfortunately, one person who was not there but helped, decided to administer her own justice after the death of her brother. That person brings a new level of terror to the survivors. As those deal with the new tragedies, Reed and Simone find each other and a new level of being. This book reeled me in and took my heartstrings, tying them in knots, and the emotional ending, whew! Make sure you have tissue.
5 star book by a 5 star author.
Despite the grim topic of a mass shooting, it was a surprisingly enjoyable book. I loved the hippy Grandmother that maintained her identity throughout the narrative but found it a bit odd characters with strong personalities were introduced throughout the story, but fell away and were never brought up again (or only in a very vague reference). I have read every Nora Roberts book and agree with the other comments that she seemed to be returning back to more of her original writing style that we all know and love.
This is a 5 star book in my opinion. Been reading Nora Roberts for years now and have to say this places among the top.
Caught my attention from the first and carried it through to the end! Strong characters, great plot!
Keep writing just like this Nora Roberts!!
Three teenagers decide to go on a rampage and shoot up the Rockport Mall. Selina Knox hides in the bathroom and calls 911. Reed Quarermaine finds a little boy and hides him, saving both of their lives. The shooters have shot and killed a lot of people, but are finally killed. Everyone tries to get on with their lives, but there is one person who want to kill the survivors because she believes they should have all died. The race is on to stop her while the body count is rising. This is a very good book from beginning to end
This book was way too long. I enjoyed the characters and the plot of the book, but it could have been done in a much more concise way.
This was a very good read with likeable characters. The killer was really bad and the hero was really good, which is the way it should be.
Not bad - much better than her other recent books. It could have been shorter. The mid-to-last third dragged. It was more an exploration of the two main characters that began when both were young. How events shaped who they each became. Much more of the male perspective, which I liked. Overall not a bad read if you are looking for forgettable beach fluff.
I’ve read many Nora Roberts books and have enjoyed most of them. Shelter in Place is by far the best! Wonderful read.
BORING. I read about 75% of it and finally gave up. I had no interest in continuing.
A good read about the way people perceive others in a twisted way sometimes. But in the end the heroes prevail. It takes survival skills in a world that sometimes makes you take a detour you never expected.
This book grabbed my interest from the first chapter and just kept rolling along. I enjoyed all the main characters and how they all interacted with each other (we all need a CiCi in our life) and the story was totally believable. It kept me interested from beginning to end. A very good read.
This is a really good book. Telling the tales of those involved in a mass shooting in a mall. Interesting characters who have the rest of their lives defined by this incident. Each of them are effected in different ways on how to cope and go on to live productive lives. However they find that death is still haunting them. You soon get drawn into their lives and you want to read until the end to see how this story ends.
A suspenseful and compelling story about the aftermath of a mall shooting. It definitely kept my attention from the beginning to the end.
The long aftermath of a shopping mall shooting. Remembering the Eaton Centre food court. Great pop thriller read for summer. Not the kind of author you'd expect to be quoting Goethe, but Roberts is more than you might expect.