Harlan Coben enters the world of Young Adult novels with Shelter, introducing Mickey Bolitar. Mickey is the nephew of Myron Bolitar, former basketball star and agent/detective hero of many of Coben’s previous works. Salty language and sexual content is avoided, but otherwise, it reads like typical Coben; that is, a taut thriller with mind bending plot twists. In our interview, Harlan details how he doesn’t “write down” to the reader in an attempt to reach a younger audience. He also discusses plans for his next stand-alone piece, and reveals that Ben Affleck is making a film of one of his earlier novels, Tell No One.
Shelter is available on Amazon.