Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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A young adult debut from internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben

Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben's latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. With this new series, Coben introduces an entirely new generation of fans to the masterful plotting and wry humor that have made him an award-winning, internationally bestselling, and beloved author.

Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!

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User Review  - dom76 - LibraryThing

I actually enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading a Harlan Coben book and I wasn'r disappointed. A very fast read, great characters just wished the book was longer, there was more to tell and the way it ended I have to read book no. 2 Read full review

Review: Shelter (Mickey Bolitar #1)

User Review  - Jordanna East - Goodreads

This novel, though a bit all over the place, was quite the page turner. There were a lot of moving parts (Mickey's missing girlfriend, his dead/possibly dead father, his junkie mother, his creepy ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Harlan Coben ( is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous adult novels, and the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award - the first author to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages - with over 47 million copies in print worldwide - and have been #1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.

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