Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,266 Ratings


From Nora Roberts comes the #1 New York Times bestseller Shelter in Place (June 2018)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 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, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, helplessly clutching her cell phone--until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.


  • Started out great

    By Tney
    The first half of this book was a page turner. High suspense, very interesting. But somewhere along the way the story just falls flat. It feels very drawn out, with all sorts of story lines being thrown in just as filler. It is an unnecessarily LONG book. Found myself flipping through pages trying to hurry up and get to the end. I don’t know what happened here Nora. Started out great, but seems like you lost your way in the middle.
  • Wonderful

    By GISELA Vazquez 76
    This is a book that I would highly recommend. I loved it and couldn’t put it down from the first page to the last. The characters were realistically drawn and the outcomes of trauma were very realistic. Go grab this and read.
  • Amazing

    By GisellPacheco
    Great book start to finish, you feel the terror in the beginning and I couldn’t put this book down!
  • Finished in a week!

    By Momofigs
    I absolutely loved this book, as I have loved many of Roberts’ books. Not a dull moment with many characters that pull you in. The book starts with a gripping beginning and has a very satisfying ending. I highly recommend this book.
  • Terrible writing

    By JerryBGoode
    This was an example of a good story line gone to the trash heap with terrible writing and juvenile character development. Reed, CiCi and Simone are beyond imagination perfect people and their relationships are so over the top with Pollyanna goodness that its fairy tale stuff. You really have to suspend reality to believe that anyone expresses themsleves like these protagnotists do and that they are all so good hearted and wonderfully successful because of the mutual tragedy they were part of. Saccarine sweet does not begin to describe it.
  • Outstanding

    By Crazylcats
    One of the best books I’ve read in a long time! Couldn’t put it down, literally read it in a day!
  • Shelter in Place

    By gidgie
    So awesome! Couldn’t put it down!
  • Good Read

    By caren296
    This book grips you from the beginning attributed to its resemblance to reality. The aftermath of Patricia (the psychopathic) reminds me of the obsessive, neurotic behavioral actions as those displayed by Sean Miller in Tom Clancy’s ‘Patriot Games’. She objected to and blamed others for her brother’s death. Everyone, that is, but herself. I enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down.
  • Wonderful

    By Mad wheels
    What a wonderful read, great characters, love the setting. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Shelter in Place

    By Cindy Demme
    This is the best book to come from Ms. Roberts in some time. It takes us back to her books such as Carolina Moon (just to name one). The tragedy that occurs in this story makes you feel like you’re in the middle of this horrific event. Yet, what arises out of it is beautifully written. Well, it’s the end of September 2018. I just finished reading this fabulous book, and it still stands up as one of my most favorite books I have ever read. I love these quirky and loving characters, most particularly the indomitable CiCi. Even Barney the beloved dog survived his own tragedy to become a loving sweet pooch! Thanks Nora - Cindy D. It’s a great read - congratulations to Ms. Roberts on a spellbinding book! Cindy Demme