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 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, th...

Details Shelter in Place

TitleShelter in Place
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Fiction, Thriller, Contemporary

Reviews Shelter in Place

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!! “Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide.” It’s been a while since I’ve read a book from Nora Roberts. When I came across this novel, I read the description and immediately added it to the top of my list.In my opinion, “Shelter in Place” was another great read from Nora Roberts!!Friday, July 22, 2005Simone Knox and her two best friends, Tish and Mi a...
  • Jilly
    Well, I can't be a smartass for this review. It was just too close to home to joke about. This story is really timely because it is about a mass shooting. It really gets in-depth with what happens with those who survived and how their lives were changed.So, the book is divided into sections.The first part is the shooting itself. How it went down, how different people reacted, what the survivors experienced. It was sad and horrible.The second part...
  • Jonetta
    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 ...
  • Teri Parks
    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 ...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!In my opinion, Nora Roberts is one of the most underrated authors ever. Yes, she’s incredibly popular, but her work is relegated in people’s minds to chick-lit and breezy, mindless beach reads. There’s so much more to her work than that, especially her more recent novels. There’s a depth to her prose and characterizations and descriptions that is overlooked by those who belittle her work and believe that she just wr...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    4.5 starsShelter 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 Ro...
  • Suzanne
    Absolutely incredible! I ate this book up in a short time because it was so intriguing with amazing characters. This is my favorite Nora Roberts book to date that I have read so far (have not read all her books though). The angst, perseverance, and growth of these characters is so detailed and effective to getting the reader pulled in and invested into the story. I cannot say more than these characters take a devastating tragedy and veer into dif...
  • sue
    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 b...
  • jv poore
    Just when I think I know exactly what I'm getting into, Ms. Roberts regales with something entirely unexpected and creepy-current.
  • Brenda
    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 th...
  • Wendy
    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.Loved it!
  • katwiththehat
    This was an intense, emotional book detailing the aftermath of a fictional mass shooting in Maine. As a warning, with all the mass shootings that have been occurring recently in the US, the first part of the book can be pretty intense to read. I found it quite triggering. Much of the narrative jumps forward in time after that and looks at the after-effect on the survivors, and the investigation as police try to determine if the shooters acted alo...
  • Ira
    4.5 stars.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, thi...
  • b.andherbooks
    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...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com3.5 starsMy book club read this month is Shelter in Place, the latest standalone novel by Norah Roberts, an author that does not need any introduction. Her worldwide appeal and long list of popular book series, mostly of the romance fare, has secured her a permanent place on the bestsellers list. I feel that the release of this title in incredibly timely, offering up plenty of discussion for book groups and t...
  • Myrna
    In Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts dishes out a sensitive/timely tale with a gut punching opening. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Roberts novel but in this one she continues to have compelling characters and twists. For the most part this was a gripping read, full of suspense with a touch of romance. I think it’s a must read for the romantic suspense fan.
  • Anne OK
    Meeting today’s headlines head-on with a mass shooting, Nora Roberts’ latest release may be a trigger (no pun intended) for many readers. I admit that the blurb left me a bit hesitant.Roberts expertly creates a realistic story where the lives of two teenagers are forever changed in just eight short minutes. Shelter in Place is agonizing and harrowing with an intense view into long repercussions of violent crime, filled with a cast of characte...
  • Veronique
    4.5*Another great thriller! Roberts grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go! Found myself having to keep reading, mesmerised by the narrative, and finishing the book in just over a day!Let’s start with the characters. Roberts is excellent at this, putting together some very compelling protagonists that you end up really understanding. And this includes the ‘baddies’. She writes truly heinous baddies with their own biased logic an...
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher in exchange for an fair and honest review.Suspense - Thriller - Nasty Baddie all work great. This book has a Psychopath Baddie worthy of Karen Rose. The romance, well, let's just say it's a step above the cozy variety and leave it at that. The ratio I'd give it is: Romance - 1% Suspense - 99%. This book works great on the Suspense/Thriller level, on the Romance level - not at all. Bu...
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    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.The book started off great with the shooting in the shopping mall and I really thought I was going to love it, but...The ability of the person behind a stream of murders aft...
  • Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover 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 stor...
  • Laura Rash
    As dark as the subject matter of a mass shooting in a mall can be, this had some really light & tender hearted moments. That’s the beauty of Nora Roberts. Reading her books is like slipping on your favorite sweats. Every damn time. Thanks to St. Martins Press for this early finished copy.
  • Kimberly Burton
    Best beginning to a Roberts book...totally grabs you and smacks you around!
  • Helen
    Nora Roberts’ latest reads a lot like one of her JD Robb books, with a serial killer on the loose. Instead of Eve Dallas, though, we’ve got Reed Quartermaine, small town cop who won’t let go of the case even though the FBI tells him to get lost.The story starts with three teenage boys shooting up a shopping mall/theater, leaving dozens of people dead and many more injured. Then it explores the lasting impact the event had on the survivors. ...
  • Lyn* Nomad *Worlds await*
    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...
  • Goldilocks Reads (Jenna Vahue)
    I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review The first chapter that featured the mall shooting was incredibly terrifying, mostly due to the fact that I had just been to the mall cinema in an empty theater watching Black Panther before starting the book. This was a very bold move of the author to include something so visceral and topical as mass shootings for the main part of her book. It was very scary to read, ...
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    Reed Quartermaine is taking a break from his job at a mall restaurant when 3 teenagers enter the mall and begin shooting. Simone is at the mall theater with her best friends but has to use the restroom when shots are fired in the theater. She is the first person to call 9-1-1. Many people are killed and many wounded and though neither Reed or Simone were hurt, they will carry scars from the shooting for a long time. Meanwhile, someone wants the s...
  • CatBookMom
    I should have been more patient and waited another week or so longer for this to be acquired by my library, rather than buying it. I was OK for about 12% of this, then we skipped to bits about the psycho-killer, and I just can't. It's just too sick inside the psycho-killer's head. One of the J. D. Robb In Death books (Thankless in Death) is one that I can't read or listen to the first half of the book, due to being inside a torture-killer's head.
  • Graylark
    I didn’t like the heroine and couldn’t feel the chemistry between them. The heroine’s grandmother had more chemistry with the hero than she did. I greatly enjoyed the relationship between the grandmother and hero so much more than the boring one he had with the heroine.The romance, such as it was, comprised about 15% of the surprisingly long book. The rest of it was the shooting in the past, then many, many POVs, including the killer and hi...
  • Carol Suraci
    Wow! Nora Roberts has created a terrifying story right out of today's headlines. Knowing how very real this story could be, I found myself crying as I read about the needless death of so many innocent people during a mass shooting at a US mall. Amazing plot, engaging, colorful characters, romance, suspense, and a psychopath that will haunt your dreams -- you will not be able to put this book down!