Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shelter by Harlan Coben

After his father's death and his mother's entry to rehab, Mickey is living with his uncle and starting at a new school.  During orientation he meets fellow new student Ashley and they begin dating.  Things are looking up for Mickey until Ashley disappears without a trace and Mickey discovers that she made up her name and her family.  In his search to find Ashley, Mickey is drawn into several other mysteries involving exotic dancing, a young girl who fought against the Nazis and what really happened to his father.  This mystery seemed a bit all over the place to me and not especially well written.  The characters felt like what an author thinks cool or quirky teens would be like.  Still, there is a lot of action and an interesting cliffhanger at the end.