Shelter (Book One) - Harlan Coben

Shelter (Book One)

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Crime & Mystery
Score: 4.5
From 467 Ratings


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!


  • Amazing

    By Mak356
    Wonderful YA thriller. Can't wait to read the next one!
  • Shelter

    By Read1953
    This story doesn't have a ending. I hate books like this. Feel like I was robbed . Wouldn't buy a book by this author again.
  • Shelter

    By Infinitenbm
    This book, as with all his books, is awesome!
  • Disappointed

    By joematthews29
    Sorry, although this book had action, interesting characters, and a message, the plot's chance and circumstances made it unbelievable and even predictable. I was disappointed that the author had to rely on action to offer a meaningful (but lost) message about the plight of children.
  • GREAT read!

    By tinabobeena333
    I am most certainly no young adult, I've read hundreds of books, including most of Harlan Coben's. This, I can easily say, is one of my all time favorites. The only thing wrong with it is that it ended far too soon. I have so many questions, and not from the usual holes in the plot. I want to know more about supporting characters. I want to know their stories. I guess that's for future stories and one can only hope for whole books about them I wanted Myron to be more involved, but then, this was Mickey's story. Not just for young adults, but by all means, suitable.
  • Love it

    By Thumper2668
    Read this on a whim last fall, was thrilled to discover the Myron and Win duo. I read the entire series in the last year and then did a re-read of Shelter. I would love to see more of Myron and Win but can see that the torch has been passed to Mickey, Spoon and Ema. So looking forward to the next release.
  • Ready for the sequel!

    By Hfaircloth1
    Awesome book! Best one so far. Couldn't put it down! Ready for the sequel in September!
  • Amazing.!

    By Tabitha62682
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. I couldn't put it down.! That don't happen a lot with me.
  • wonderful!!!!!

    By o_snap_itz_kat
    when i started reading it i coundnt stop. such a great book. i highly recommand this book for people wh love suspenceful stories. its a real page turner. love kat :)
  • Shelter

    By Bravheart
    How fun was that! I loved it. Looking forward to reading other adventures that this crew takes on. I hate Myron is left out.