Date Published: April 27, 2015
Shelby Nichols isn’t your average soccer-mom turned private investigator. She’s more on the quirky side with a little wild thrown in. That’s because a near-fatal gunshot wound to the head left her with the ability to read minds. This lands her in all kinds of trouble, and this time is no exception. Helping a reporter, Billie Jo, get the low-down on a case is just the tip of the iceberg. When her best friend’s niece goes missing, Shelby is pulled into a conspiracy that involves the police and the leader of a violent drug ring. Add to that a stranger in town with ties to the mob-boss she works for, along with a known assassin out to kill him, and Shelby is crossing danger at every turn. Will she find the answers in time? Or will this be her last adventure?
Shelby Nichols is definitely and undeniably my book heroine of the month. This woman can kick ass despite the mishaps and misfortunes she ran into. And that includes being almost shot by a bullet in the head, thus giving her the uncanny ability to read minds. That itself is an added bonus and a real problem solver because it helped her gets things done, resolve issues faster and gets to the bottom of the issue faster than the speeding bullet (or not).
When her friend’s niece has gone missing, she’s got another case in her hands that involve her Uncle Joey. Talk about multi-tasking career mom. The investigations delve deeper and deeper, bringing her closer to danger in more ways than one.
It is my regret that I haven’t read the previous books that Miss Helme had written. It would help me better understand Shelby’s attraction to Ramos, her uncle Joey’s bodyguard, despite being happily married. It is my hope that this part of Shelby’s love life won’t go downhill. I really love this woman and all the other characters that spice up the investigation. I love how Colleen had written a book that has all the elements of a gripping suspense mystery: evolving plot, evocative setting, and engaging characters. My suggestion to my own self: Pick up all the previous books in this series and bask in the talent that is Colleen Helme.
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As the author of the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I dared to be.” Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby’s adventures. “I love getting Shelby into trouble…I just don’t always know how to get her out of it!” Colleen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family. Besides writing, she loves a good book, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.