In Shelter Mickey recently witnessed his dad’s death and helped send his mom to rehab. Even though he had been estranged from his uncle, Myron, he had no where else to go. Suddenly he has to acclimate to a new school and an uncle that he really doesn’t like. Meeting Ashley at school makes everything a bit better, and when she suddenly disappears he knows he has to find her.
What he finds shocks him, and he is suddenly in much deeper than a high school student should be. Since author Coben has a great deal of experience fleshing out investigators, Mickey becomes a character who is interesting to follow. Sometimes it is a bit difficult differentiating him from his uncle, but I think that as the series continues, Mickey will stand out as his own strong character.
My favorite part of the Myron Bolitar series is the addition of wonderful supporting characters. Mickey’s friends fill the same roll. Ema is a bit of an outsider, and Spoon, the janitors son, kept me chuckling as they try to help Mickey solve the mystery of Ashley’s disappearance.
This is a great book to buy for your young adult children and then read it when they are through. It will lead to some interesting dinner time conversations.
Publisher - Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Date of Publication - September 6, 201