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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice spin-off from the Myron books for YA, 30 Sep 2011
This review is from: Shelter (Mickey Bolitar 1) (Kindle Edition)
I've been a huge fan of Harlan Coben's books for years - his Myron Bolitar series is one of my favourites and his stand alone novels are always excellent. This new book, Shelter, re-introduces Myron's nephew, Mickey, who we met in the latest Myron book, Live Wire and it carries on from the events in that story. Mickey's father was recently killed in a car crash and his mother is in rehab, so Mickey is now living with his uncle Myron. He is new to his high school and his girlfriend has gone missing, so with the help of his new friends Spoon and Ema, Mickey goes in search of her.

This book is written as a young adult novel but can easily be enjoyed by adult readers too. Fans of Coben's other books will love this and really appreciate the in-jokes, references and familiar characters (Myron's parents are in it, Esperanza is mentioned but no Win I'm afraid). I found this an excellent, quick read with the usual sharp, witty dialogue and a thought-provoking mystery. The cliffhanger ending makes me look forward to the next in the series and I'm also very intrigued with how everything will all integrate with the next Myron book (if there is one). Recommended.
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Initial post: 6 Oct 2011 17:41:52 BDT
Tazbo says:
found the cliff-hanger ending as you call it incredibly frustrating. raced tot he end of the book only for it stop compeltely abruptely, leaving the reader to work it all out. I don't like to mkae assumptions about what happened I want the authro to tell me, so dissapointed.

Posted on 2 Nov 2011 21:02:55 GMT
Did I miss something? Where did it say that this was written for young adults? Dissappointed and I am a huge fan of Coben - read them all - this is terrible and what was that ending all about? Just dont get it. At least Myron could have floored a couple of baddies! I was expecting Wyn at any moment to rescue the day! Sadly not to be. Maybe I am too old for Mickey?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 15:09:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2011 15:11:18 GMT
B.N says:
I have to admit, the ending was a little puzzling. I personally feel like I have missed something and a vague memory is niggling at me about this abrupt finish. In regards to Myron and Win executing their heroism, it was concluded in Live Wire that they keep a low profile and they couldn't keep on doing what they were doing. My hunch is that Myron is going to be on the back burner for a while. Let's hope that Mickey can deliver the goods in his next tale...
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