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Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts

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Published: 29th May 2018
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She escaped. She survived. But for how long?
A gripping novel of suspense, passion and transformation from international number one bestseller Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller.


When the shots rang out in the shopping mall, Simone Knox knew what to do. Shelter in place. That's what they taught you to do in the event of a mass shooting. So on that terrible, hot summer day in 2005, Simone was lucky. She escaped death. But she would never be the same again.

More than ten years later, Simone still struggles with grief, trauma and the misplaced guilt of a survivor. She spends much of her time alone on Tranquility Island - a quiet, artistic community off the coast of Maine. But she is transforming - shaping herself the way she shapes her extraordinary and highly prized sculptures. As she heals herself, she opens up to Reed Quartermaine, who survived the shooting himself and has become a detective.

But someone has been watching all the survivors of the DownEast Mall massacre. They have spent years perfecting a plan to finish what was started that day. Now that Reed and Simone have found each other, they are in more danger than they can possibly imagine - from a killer who will not, and cannot stop.

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PTSD handled really well by Nora

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One of Nora's main characters (a female) has a PTSD diagnosis which dogs her for years. PTSD is a complex topic often misunderstood. This book told the story of the character's PTSD or 'new normal' in a way that sheds light on how this illness can debilitate and how its victims are not limited by sex, race, colour, education or class. The characters are appealing and likeable and the descriptions of locations and events draw in the reader.

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I enjoyed the book as I do with all Nora Roberts books, but I was left feeling a bit wanting with this one, I felt it was just a bit disjointed between part I & part 2.

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One of her better books.

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A very enjoyable book. Took it on holiday with me nd couldn't put it down.

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Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."

Did you know that Nora Roberts also writes under the name J.D. Robb? Click here to view the full "In Death" series by J.D. Robb

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ISBN: 9780349417820
ISBN-10: 0349417822
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 29th May 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 23.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1