Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar #2)Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads: When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter, the Butcher of Lodz and the mysterious death of his father, he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes.
Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But with danger just seconds away, how can he protect them when he’s not even sure who—or what—he’s protecting them from?

My thoughts: Mickey continues his story as if no time has past from the last book. It's been awhile since I read Shelter so I was afraid I would be lost. Not at all. Coben catches the reader up to speed without belaboring the previous story. Not a lot happens but more groundwork is laid in order to answer some key questions that had better be answered in Book 3. Best part of the book is still character development. You just can't help but love Spoon. You know Spoon. You saw him on Saved by the Bell only he's more... Spoon.

Enjoyable read. Relationships are firmed up. Romances are still just out of reach but the three friends become closer. One friend becomes somewhat elusive. The secret organization is still using them to solve and find people. Fun read. Definitely can't wait for #3.

No sex
Swearing? Not that I remember
Dialogue is not memorably dirty.

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*I received a free copy of this book from publishing company in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I have at least a dozen Harlan Coben novels sitting on my shelves and I've never once picked one up. Maybe I should.