Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts, a famed American Author, who has penned down more than 300 romantic publications, tried her hands for the first time as a suspense thriller.
An evening outside a mall at Portland, Maine, three friends, all teenagers sitting a movie hall, waits for the movie to begin. A boy teases a sales girl selling glasses. Moms have brought their children to shop with them, the owner at the video games store is attending to clients. Suddenly some gunmen arrive, from nowhere.
There are little madness and lots of bloodsheds, which lasts for not more than 8 minutes, to be precise. Post this killer were also gunned down, but the rest of them who were left had a very dreadful impact. In the years to follow, one of them become a lawyer, another one, enrolled as an art student, trying to put all her emotions in art. Mostly, all the persons started forgetting the difficult phase they all were a part of, leaving out one, finding no safe place to hide.