Shelter in Place: Chapter One
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place—a powerful tale of heart, heroism . . . and propulsive suspense.
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...more
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
We witness, over a decade, how Simone Knox tries to cope with the death of her best friend and the shooting and recovery of her other best friend. Simon ...more
I will say the first few chapters are really hard to get through.
I listened to this and the narrator was fabulous.
I'm sure many people will have different interpretations but for me it was about not letting your past determine who you are or who you might become. I am a huge fan of books that expand years as it gives us a unique opportunity to see character ...more
I did fing it a little confusing at first to follow so many characters until the main characters emerged. I don't want to give some of the major plot points away but I liked how the book flowed and came together.
Teenager Simone Knox went with her to besties to see The Island at the DownEast Mall Cineplex. During the movie, ...more
The story is so relevant to today and all those people in the gun happy USA who have been involved in in even the slightest way in the tragedy of a mass shooting live their lives with that horror always a part of them. It gives us an insight into the tragedies in a very personal way.
Nora brings out all that plus takes us on a terrifying ride with a psychopath and three ...more
After the carnage, survivors try to piece their lives back together, in fundamentally different ways. As years pass, the struggles and repercussions ...more
Simone goes to the movies with friends. She goes to the bathroom and hears the shooting. She calls 911.
She loses her best friend.
Reed works a restaurant. He saves a little boy and the mom survives but won't walk again.
Simone struggle over the event but she goes the island where her grandmother and the friends there help her find her passion. Sculpture.
Then the killing starts again.
Reed became a cop. ...more
A nora roberts book typically has quite a strong suspense element and a very interesting romance.
Here the romance was just there. Not really great or exciting. As far as the suspense element , it wasn't that gripping really i guess because we know who the villain is and how it will end for the villain.
That said, th ...more
A Nora Roberts book was the first romance book I read and I just fell in love with the genre and with her books. I gobbled up everything of hers I could and she has been on my auto buy list for years. But the last few years I’ve found her books not as good. Last years “The Obsession” was a step back to the Nora I loved and “Shelter In Place” has sealed the deal.
Despite the awful subj ...more
Timely and emotional. A story that will struck all the cords in your heart. This is a story that opens your mind to what the survivors of mass shootings go through. A story truly unlike any other book out there. A book different than every other Nora Roberts book.
The narrator, January LaVoy was more than a narrator. She performed and lived this book through her words and the emotions in her narrative. The one and only time I have ever thought of an audi ...more