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.