Harlan Coben is a best selling author and Shelter is his debut novel for the young adult audience. Don't let the YA genre fool you --- because this book is for all ages.
The plot and characters are quite interesting and I'm anxious to read more about them in future books, however it moved slower than his usual fast paced books.
The book is fairly suspenseful and the ending is quite unexpected. If you enjoy his previous work you will enjoy this one too and if you aren't familiar with him, this is a good book to sink your teeth into.
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.