by Harlan Coben
Summary: After his father is killed in a car accident and his mother (not dealing well with his father's death) has to check into rehab, Mickey must move to a new area and live with his uncle. But fitting into his new school is the least of Mickey's worries. His girlfriend has disappeared and a mysterious lady in town has told him that his father is not dead. Mickey is determined to discover the truth.
Thoughts: I love that one of my favorite adult authors, Harlan Coben, is now also writing for young adults! In Shelter, Mr. Coben brings his trademark fast-paced plotting to the teen audience. Mickey, like his uncle Myron Bolitar (the star of several of the author's adult novels), is a smart, quick-witted main character. Having traveled the world with his parents, he has an interesting perspective and skill set. He is also a friend to the friendless and not afraid to stand up for them as well as for himself. The mystery is suspenseful, with lots of plot twists and intrigue. I like how Mr. Coben chose to create a spin-off with a younger Bolitar and look forward to his next adventure!
Visit the Mickey Bolitar website to read more about Shelter and Harlan Coben's website to read more about the author and his adult books.