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Shelter February 14, 2013

Filed under: Books — Jessie @ 10:53 pm
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Shelter (Mickey Bolitar #1)
Harlan Coban

After the death of his father, Mickey Bolitar is sent to live with his estranged uncle Myron while his mother enters rehab.  Mickey is finally starting to settle into his new life and even has a girlfriend Ashley, but when Ashley suddenly disappears and strange men with dark glasses start poking around Mickey’s neighborhood, Mickey gets drawn into a bigger mystery than he was expecting.

This was my first time reading a Harlan Coban book so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I really liked it; I read it pretty much in one sitting!  It was fast-paced and full of suspence and twists, as soon as I thought I had figured it out there was new evidence that changed everything!  I thought Mickey was a good character even though he may have done some unrealistic things for a 15 year old.  Ema was one of my favorite characters, she started off as a sterotypical Emo kid from highschool but as she and Mickey became closer, her true nature comes out and she helps solve the mystery.  Spoon is also a very likeable character, he’s quirky, geeky and very random but he a has good heart and only wants to help his new freinds.

The ending was action packed and while the mystery surround Ashley’s disappearance is resolved, there are still a lot of questions that Mickey has to find answers for.  I guess I’m going to be reading the next book, Seconds Away, to find out what happens next!!