Seconds Away Paperback – 14 Mar 2013
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The master of the labyrinthian plot and snappy one-liners returns with his second novel for young adults which follows Mickey Bolitar as he continues to hunt for clues about the mysterious death of this father... --The Scotsman
...the plot twists and turns like an Alpine giant slalom, and just as you think you have guessed 'whodunnit', somthing else is revealed and you find yourself staring open mouthed as the letters W.R.O.N.G. flash teasingly through your brain. --Book Zone For Boys
...the plot twists and turns like an Alpine giant slalom, and just as you think you have guessed 'whodunnit', somthing else is revealed and you find yourself staring open mouthed as the letters W.R.O.N.G. flash teasingly through your brain. --Book Zone For Boys --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Following on from SHELTER comes the second novel in the fantastic, action-packed Mickey Bolitar series of young adult thrillers from the master of the hook-and-twist.See all Product Description
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Then I started the Mickey Bolitar novels. These are one story, chopped into parts, with cliffhangers at the end. It seems we don't get a complete story until we've read them all - and we can't read them all until they're published, which seems to happen at the rate of one a year. I don't know how many books are planned for this series.I don't want to wait 20 years to finish reading a story.
The first book's ending wasn't so bad. It was unbelievable and unsatisfactory, but at least it was a story in itself, with at least some of the plot threads tied up and the main puzzle solved.
But this book ends in the middle of the story, and it leaves us hanging. That's not acceptable to me.
I don't want to wait until next year, read the next book, and find I'm left hanging again. So I don't think I'll buy the next book. Well, maybe I'll buy it in twenty years.
This is a shame, because the characters are fantastic, the story is exciting, the writing style fluid. I was really enthralled. I felt cheated.
I enjoyed this book as it combines lightweight banter with food for thought, take from it what you will, the book is a cleverly crafted plot around some increasingly likable characters. You wont be disappointed.
I am glad Myron is still around although I do miss Win!
So then one of the main storylines gets tied up quickly enough but another, the Mickeys dad situation .. my main reason for wanting to read the book, is again unresolved. Now I guess I'll have to buy the next one to see what happens (good business from the author!) but I'm not really sure I want to read all through another one incase its unresolved again !
Having said all that I cant wait for the new standalone 'Six Seconds' to come out. Harlan is normally top top class, maybe I was just expecting too much for a book aimed at young adults ? (which I unfortunatly am not!)
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The second young-adult story about Mickey Bollitar, teenage nephew of the author's long-running thriller character Myron, follows on immediately from the end of the previous story... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim J-R