Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place

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 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, t...


Details Shelter in Place

TitleShelter in Place
ISBN9781250161598
Author
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Suspense
Rating

Reviews Shelter in Place

  • Teri Parks
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Kimberly Burton
    1970-01-01
    Best beginning to a Roberts book...totally grabs you and smacks you around!
  • b.Reading
    1970-01-01
    Trigger warning: mass shootingNora 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 ve...
  • Kris Dickinson
    1970-01-01
    Really liked this. Nora Roberts took a mass shooting story farther. The story after the shooting and immediate aftermath, focus on a few core characters a few years and then a decade later. Survivors, families of survivors and families of victims, including the shooter's. How they coped, moved on, lived life.How the shooting molded them and who they turned out to be. And in the case of 1, on the 13th anniversary, decided that what was done that d...
  • Deb
    1970-01-01
    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 eve...
  • Nicole R
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to St. Martin's Press for an Advance Readers' Copy in exchange for an honest reviewFirst and foremost, I liked this book. But I am going to start with the elephant in the room. Obviously, Nora started writing it a while ago, and had no idea that gun violence would be in the forefront of the news when she made the central event of her newest book a mass shooting at a mall in Maine. But, it was hard to read. I liked the themes she wove in...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    I would have never imagined that this book would keep me glued to the pages like it did, with all the shootings like this one seem to be happening more and more every day. You are instantly drawn into this story that is so heart-breaking in the beginning but it keeps you coming back just to see what will happen next. Once the true killer is revealed, you could have never imagined what lengths they would go to in order to ruin the lives of the sur...
  • Laurel
    1970-01-01
    I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review. A very “current” storyline related with much empathy and understanding of the effects on those left behind. This for me was a completely different genre of Nora Roberts’ novels than I have read before, but it engaged me from page 1. A compulsive read with brilliantly crafted characters, some romance and a strong plot from start to finish. A 5 star read from ...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    It starts out with an all-to-common, current event, a mass shooting. We meet two teenagers who are caught up in the devastating event, Simone is the first to call the police, when she realizes what is going on, and Reed saves a little boy who has been separated from his mother. You see them through the aftermath and follow them as they move on. Reed, is inspired to become a police officer and Simone struggles to find what she really wants, until ...
  • Tonstant Weader
    1970-01-01
    America is unlucky enough to have a literary subgenre all its own•, the mass shooting survivor novel. Nora Roberts turns her talented hand to the subject in her upcoming novel Shelter in Place. In addition to exploring how people were affected by the shooting, she added the complication of an unknown conspirator who seeks revenge on those who survived.The story focuses on a few of the survivors, Simone whose call to 9-1-1 saved many lives, Reed...
  • Anne Szlachcic
    1970-01-01
    This is another brilliant standalone book from Nora Roberts ....fast paced thriller, full of suspense and just enough romance to bring the characters to life .Starting with a Mall shooting by three teenagers the book concentrates on a number of characters , survivors of the shooting and their rescuers . All the horror of the event is well written drawing the reader in , making the wellbeing of the characters paramount ......the loss of some makin...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    1970-01-01
    Wow! This book opened with so much drama, so emotional. Be ready for this one, don't start reading it without a bit of time to at least get through the first few chapters, and definitely have a box of tissues to hand.It starts off with three teenage friends meeting in a shopping mall to go to the cinema who get caught up in a mass shooting by three teenagers, and the fallout around this shocking act. The rest of the book mainly centres around two...
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    Review of Advance Readers’ EditionEight minutes. That’s all it took to turn a mall into chaos, into a roiling sea of death. Eight minutes and three shooters.For those caught in the maelstrom, nothing will ever be the same. And, as time passes, Simone Knox buries the past as she struggles to find her place in the world, but the memories surface in her art. Reed Quartermaine is more certain of his calling and turns to law enforcement. Life, for...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    Friday, July 22, 2005 - The day it all began. No one would ever be the same. Lives shattered. Lives ended. Innocence lost. Three teenagers brought together in one place & time to maim & destroy. People's lives changed forever. Only Nora Roberts could write this story at this time & have it so emotionally charged it transcends the paper & words used. From the first word, my attention was completed captivated & my emotions were intertwined with the...
  • Naberius
    1970-01-01
    Even if you survive, you may find that there is nowhere safe to hide. This fast-paced story starts with a mass shooting and follows several survivors who find that even years after this incident, they may not be safe, after all. Heart-pounding and suspenseful, the story weaves together storylines of multiple characters and themes of family, love and loss.In a typical evening outside Portland, Maine, people are shopping at a local mall, enjoying a...
  • Fiona
    1970-01-01
    Got an ARC, told my family I was unavailable for the day as I was reading, and finished it in a day. Was really looking forward to this one, as the blurb intrigued me, but ended up being underwhelmed. Characters felt recycled from previous books- city cop moves to small town, read that in Northern Lights. Artistic painter who creates mythological creatures, was a 60s hippy - Sunny in The Witness, recycled, with dope smoking thrown in. Parents who...
  • Georgianne Georgiadis
    1970-01-01
    I love this book. and this is not a typical Nora Roberts book. It starts out as a typical day for the residents of Portland Maine. Who are enjoying the remaining days of summer. For Simone Knox she had been in what her friends call the Simone Brood Zone or SBZ, because her boyfriend broke up with her. So her friends Tish and Mi invite out to the movies at the DownEast Mall Complex. Reed Quartermine was working at Magna in the mall trying to earn ...
  • Laura Hannaway
    1970-01-01
    Another excellent story from Nora Roberts. In light of the spate of mass shootings in recent times this could have proved a difficult topic, however as always Roberts displayed how great a writer she is and delivered a powerful and absorbing read!The protagonists, Simone and Reed were tangentially linked by their presence during a mass shooting thirteen years before. Roberts shows how that event impacted on them and others affected by the tragedy...
  • Victoria
    1970-01-01
    (I received an advanced readers copy of this book through the publisher's Shelf Awareness giveaway)Mass shootings are sadly a big issue these days, so it was interesting to find a book with that as the theme. The story told of the feelings, and reactions of the victims and survivors, particularly detailing the lives of 3 of the survivors, both during and after the event in a way that seemed both real and insightful. The characters were interestin...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I was honored to win an ARC of Shelter in Place from GoodReads and St. Martin's Press and all I can say is "WOW!" The highest I usually rate books is 4 stars just so I can save my 5 star reviews for books that really blow me away. Nora Roberts blew me away with Shelter in Place, it pulls at your emotions. I literally cried at least 3 times while reading this book, not a sad cry, but a pulling at the heartstrings cry. Nora Roberts really brings to...
  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    In Nora Roberts' newest novel, survivors of a mass shooting find that despite all the years that have passed since that terrible night, terror still haunts them as one by one they die in apparently unrelated ways. Only artist Simone Knox and police office Reed Quartermaine seem to sense that there is something darker at work here than merely unfortunate coincidences. Working together, they attempt to reveal the truth before they become the next v...
  • Maris Santangelo
    1970-01-01
    Noea Roberts has given her readers a new perspective on an all too familiar occurrence in today's society, a mall shooting with deaths and wounded. Over the course of the suspenseful tale, we learn some of the backstories of all involved in the aftermath of the tragedy. That would have been a final resolution to the story, but Ms Roberts takes it one step further by extending the suspense and continuing violence throughout the book. There is a lo...
  • Dalene
    1970-01-01
    I have been a Nora Roberts fan for many years and have read many of her books. I can say that this is now my favorite of her stand alone stories. The story starts with a terrible event that changes and connects the lives of hundreds of people. As usual, Nora breaths life into her characters and writes with amazing passion and depth of emotion.The characters become very real to the reader and you can't wait to see how their lives are shaped and co...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to St. Martin's Press for an advanced copy!I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit different that Roberts' usual books in that the romance was less front and center, but I didn't mind that at all. Taking on a mass shooting was also pretty bold, but it worked. As per usual, I really liked the characters in this book. I enjoyed watching them grow up over the course of the novel and seeing how the shooting affected their choices. I think Simo...
  • Tarissa
    1970-01-01
    Review of Advance Readers’ EditionEight minutes. That’s all it took to turn a mall into chaos, into a roiling sea of death. Eight minutes and three shooters.Ms Roberts has put together some very well-defined characters, and a narrative filled with spine-tingling twists and turns. A very suspenseful plot unfolds to reveal the unexpected. Readers will find that the first four chapters tough to read because they are so gut-wrenchingly, painfully...
  • BrocheAroe
    1970-01-01
    Nora Roberts has done it again, in a book sadly more relevant than ever. What I find most compelling is how much she makes me feel for the victims. Tragedy struck our country with another school shooting as I was reading this, and I couldn't separate the two. I cried at several parts for all the victims - real and fictional - and for our world in general. She humanizes tragedy and explains the potentional yet senseless reasoning behind many real ...
  • Alexis Rogers-Esparcia
    1970-01-01
    ARC provided by St. Martin's press. This was a good one. From the first page I was sucked into this story. The book starts off with a mass shooting that you get to experience from many different characters (people who where there) It was such a deep story. How each character was effected and how they were able to grow and heal emotionally. It was a little difficult keeping track of who everyone was throughout the story but each character had such...
  • Lacey Ridenhour
    1970-01-01
    I’m bad at non-spoiler reviews but this book hasn’t even come out yet so I have no choice. This was really Classic Nora Roberts. High romance and an engaging plot. There were parts that felt a little rushed and parts I thought could have received a little less attention but over all I liked the pace of the story as well. I know that with the way the story ended it wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense but I sort of want to know the stories of ...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    When I first started reading, I felt that this book was a drastic departure from Nora Roberts’ usual writing style and therefore it made me question the journey I was about to go on. Needless to say I had nothing to worry about. This book is a wonderful example of how to weave beauty, strength, courage, determination and love with danger, tragedy and heartbreak. It shows that good can always come out of evil and that love truly does conquer all...
  • Lawana begley
    1970-01-01
    I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for over 20 years! I was so excited to have won this new book of hers that I immediately started reading it as soon as I got it out of the package. Nora is a great writer, she captures her audience (of all ages). She is very detailed in her stories and keeps your attention. I will be sharing this book with a few friends before I donate it to my local library.Thank you so much!!