Waiting On Wednesday #64 – Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.

I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

This new book by Nora Roberts is one that tells me so far nothing over its cover. I like it, no question, with all the blue, the lighthouse and the water – but until I wrote this post, I didn´t really know what the novel would be about.

I am not sure if I will like this novel, but I am sure that I want to read it. The fact, that the author is writing about an unfortunately very current topic, kind of gives me hope that such evil things won´t be forgotten. This sounds very awkward, and I realize that while writing it, but I can´t find another way to describe my feelings. The author doesn´t take things lightly, not when it comes to a very serious background. And my hope is, that she is dealing with this sad topic the same way in this book as she deals with other serious things in her other novels. That there might be a bit of healing…

So, this is my pick for this Waiting On Wednesday and yes, I am looking forward to its arrival.

Shelter In Place   
Author Nora Roberts  
Publishing Date May 29, 2018
Publisher St. Martin´s Press
Format Hardcover

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies´ room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone – until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art. But one person wasn´t satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait – and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide. 

Happy reading & waiting on

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Happy reading Vi@Inkvotary

I am Vi, forty-something, avid reader, blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works.


  1. This is shameful, I don't think I have ever read a Nora Roberts novel...Ughhh sorry, confession over. I would like to tho. She is so darn popular that I just know her books are good!

    This one does sound good. I hope you get to read this one!

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

    1. Yap, she´s darn good! *smile* Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Wow, I think I want to read this one. Sounds awesome!

    1. It does. Can´t wait to get it *smile* Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I had no idea this book was coming out. Thanks for featuring it! I'll be putting it on my list. Hoping she treats the topic in a sensitive way, while still pursuing justice.

    1. I hope that too. Considering the current news and emotions swirling around. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Wow this sounds good. And I love that atmospheric cover! Makes me want the book just for that lolol.

    1. Same here *smile* Thanks for your visit.


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