Seconds Away

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 338 pages
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This action-packed second book in international bestseller Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar young adult series follows Mickey as he continues to hunt for clues about the Abeona Shelter and the mysterious death of his father—all while trying to navigate the challenges of a new high school.   When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their classmate Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey need to keep himself and his friends safe from the Butcher of Lodz, but he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes.   Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, but with danger just seconds away, it is going to take all of his determination and help from his friends to protect the people he loves, even if he does not know who—or what—he is protecting them from.

From Kirkus Reviews: “Coben deftly weaves…multiple plot threads into a compelling whole. An involving thriller that moves like lightning.”

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User Review  - jlsimon7 - LibraryThing

Some YA books are a lot of fun for adults, this series is definitely not my cup of tea. I like Harlan Coben, and even wondered if the genre classification was a mistake. It wasn't. This might not even ... Read full review

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User Review  - alsparks324 - LibraryThing

In this sequel to Shelter, Mickey has to solve the mystery of why his friend was shot in a home invasion while her mother was killed. Mickey is still trying to unravel the mystery of his father's ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Harlan Coben ( is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous adult novels, as well as the two young adult novels, SHELTER and SECONDS AWAY. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award--the first author to receive all three. His books are published in forty-one languages--with over 50 million copies in print worldwide--and have been #1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.

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