Summary (from 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?”
This is a fun series, but I’m hoping the next book is the last. I love everything Harlan Coben writes, but his YA stuff for whatever reason isn’t as good (at least to me) as his adult books. I think part of it is that plot development takes a definite backseat to action. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se, but his grownup books show that Harlan Coben is good at both and good at making me care about his characters, not just what is happening to and around them.
Even so, I’m enjoying this series. I’m still not entirely sure what exactly is going on, but I’m liking it. Another big reason why I hope the next book is the last is because I want answers, not just more questions.
While I am not completely sold on Mickey Bolitar, I definitely recommend everything Harlan Coben writes. (Especially Tell No One.) This series is also definitely helped by the fact that Myron Bolitar (Mickey’s uncle) is in it. Not as much as I’d like, granted, but that’s okay.