Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 320 Ratings


From Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One (December 2017), comes Shelter in Place—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.


  • Shelter in Place

    By Bookworm j
    I have read all of Nora Roberts books including those written as JD Robb. Love all of her writing but this book was fantastic! Hoping for a sequel. Please keep writing as fast as you can! Outstanding book!
  • What happened?

    By Joninhoustontexas
    This book is a mess. The writing is awful. Oh, my.
  • Shelter in Place

    By Miss Merrylee
    The readers that were un happy with this book or offended missed the real story. Missed the real love that evolved out of Tragedy. This is a well written book that makes you aware, makes you think, what would I do? The fear of the stalker is so real the bonds of the survivors so strong. The book is an emotional journey not to be taken lightly. Nora Roberts is a thought provoking storyteller. Well done!
  • As always, Nora Roberts has totally outdone herself

    By OneHappyReader
    This book, which revolves around the tragedy that we have experienced too many times in recent history, also highlights the impact it has forever on those who survive. Twined in with the suspense, mystery and romance she is so well known for, Nora Roberts has blown this one out of the water. I’ve been a devoted fan since my grandmother started passing down her books to me 15+ years ago and I swear they just keep getting better and better.
  • 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. It’s a great read - congratulations to Ms. Roberts on a spellbinding book! Cindy Demme
  • Weaving a New Fictional View

    By Roarke04
    I’m a fan of Roberts and Robb. This was a somewhat different view of both. The plot was richer and more initricate, as much story as character driven. I love romance and intimacy too and see the sexual as much a part of life as the romance. I would have liked a little more of the primitive force of physical bonding in the storyline. I do see hope triumphing, as it should and does. Thank you for years of thought, escape, and complicated, nuanced characters.
  • All over the place

    By katebookworm
    I’ve read all of Nora’s books. This one seems all over the place to me. Way too many characters and different story lines. It jumps around too much for me. Sometimes I forget the plot. Disappointing.
  • Captivating story

    By Keltey
    This is a great crime/romance novel- as expected it was fast paced and extremely hard to put down. Yes it spins from a mass gun related crime and yes people die in it but it is a book; some may be “offended” by the gun related crimes “due to the issues in our country” and so if you are one of those people that can’t handle it don’t read it. The characters are real and the story weaves their lives together perfectly. I have read all of Robert’s novels and this is one of the best she has written.
  • Shelter in Place

    By tothemom
    What a wonderful love filled mystery covering every emotion from the wonderfully developed characters to the jobs they filled and the interesting and colorful lives they lived! Her villain was diabolical and clever. I wait impatiently for each of Nora’s books written as her or J.D. Robb! No other author has ever entertained me as she does. I remain an ever impressed fan. Trudy Orrick
  • Another Amazing Book

    By H-OBs
    Nora Roberts is an amazing author and never disappoints. This book brought all the feels and I couldn’t put it down!