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Mickey Bolitar Novels #1: Shelterby Harlan Coben
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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!
"In this suspenseful, well-executed spinÂoff of his bestselling Myron Bolitar mystery series for adults, Coben introduces readers to Myron's nephew Mickey, a high school sophomore who is reluctantly living with his uncle after his father died in a car crash and his mother went into rehab. When Mickey's new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes just weeks into the school year, Mickey attempts to find her. With the aid of new friends Spoon and Ema, Mickey discovers that everything he knew about Ashley was false, and the truth is fraught with danger. SimultanÂeousÂly, he looks into the history of the enigmatic Bat Lady, a local recluse who claims to have knowledge of his father. As the two mysteries intertwine, Mickey learns more than he ever expected about those closest to him. While Mickey's voice is occasionally too sophisticated for his age, and he's a little too good to be true, it doesn't make this thriller any less enjoyable. Coben's semi-noir style translates well to YA, and the supporting cast is thoroughly entertaining. It's a strong start to the series. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)Ã¢Â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed.
Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynns dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now hes dead, and she cant move on. She feels much like her dying town, Rivers End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy . . . now fading away.
Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only picture of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye. But shes shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. Shes never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Same eyes, nose, jawline. Only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents involvement in this massive web of lies.
Forget Me is a heart-pounding novel that draws you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.
From internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben comes this third action-packed installment of his bestselling young adult series.
Its been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickeys sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel wont tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him . . . and then theres Emas surprise announcement: She has an online boyfriend, and hes vanished.
As hes searching for Emas missing boyfriend (who may not even exist!), Mickey also gets roped into helping his nemesis, Troy Taylor, with a big problem. All the while, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives to find the answers—until the shocking climax, where Mickey finally comes face-to-face with the truth about his father.
About the Author
Harlan Coben is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of numerous adult novels. His books are published in 41 languages--with over fifty million copies in print worldwide--and have been #1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.
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