Deep In Death: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

Deep In Death: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

by Colleen Helme



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500367220
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

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.

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Deep In Death: A Shelby Nichols Adventure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Berls More than 1 year ago
Shelby is the EXPERT at getting into trouble! I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I just love my adventures with Shelby Nichols. When Colleen offered to give me an audio edition of Deep in Death for review I was so excited, I rushed through my current audiobook to get to Shelby. And I was not disappointed. Shelby is an EXPERT at getting into trouble :) Those of you who have seen my previous reviews for this series know that one of my favorite things is that Shelby is a middle aged mother of two and happily married. Not enough of our heroines are this age or in this stage of their lives, so I just really enjoy that element of these books. In Deep in Death that element remains strong and I enjoyed it as much as I always do - it's neat to see the kids are growing older and how that's changing her role as a mother. In previous books Shelby and Ramos started having chemistry and, though it continues to be an undercurrent, I enjoy seeing her maintain a friendship rather than straying from her husband. It's nice to see a healthy relationship - plus the sexual tension that creates with Ramos is fun too ;) Shelby is just getting back to work in Deep in Death and everyone's trying to keep her from getting into trouble, seeing as she just suffered her SECOND gunshot wound. Seems Shelby doesn't have a clue how to stay out of trouble, even with Uncle Joey backing off. Note, though he isn't using Shelby like he used to, Uncle Joey and Ramos and the gang are still a huge part of this book - thank goodness, because I just love them! The mystery and tension in Deep in Death were at an all time high and I sped through this in just a couple days.  I continue to really enjoy this series on audio - it's really the only way I will read it at this point. Wendy Tremont King IS Shelby and Uncle Joey and Ramos and Chris (Shelby's husband) at this point. I still have to laugh when she does accents, but even her accents are a treat for me at this point. I'm really excited because the next Shelby book is out on audio already (usually there's more of a wait) so I'll be digging into that soon too! 
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I love reading Shelby Nichols Adventure. I smile while reading it. I like the characters. She seems real. Plot is over the top. It brings smiles too. It is a pretty clean book. Shelby Nichols is a married woman with two children. She was shot in the head and since than she can read people thoughts. Just a few know she can do that. Most think she gets visions of the future. She helps the police and mob. She also opened her own office. Uncle Joey is the local mob boss. He has blackmailed Shelby to help him. He has started to care for her. Ramos his Uncle Joey hit-man and right hand. Ramos has figured out what Shelby can do. He likes her and flirts with her in his head. Kate is really Uncle Joey's niece. She does not like Shelby. Kate knows the truth about Shelby and insults her in her head. Chris is her husband. He is a lawyer. Sometimes he gets in trouble with what he is thinking about his wife. He hates that she gets in dangerous situations. He does not like Uncle Joey. This book takes place three weeks after the last book. When Shelby got shot in the arm. Shelby has been hired to find out about a missing mother. She disappeared six years ago. When Shelby goes to look at the police files she has a weird feeling that someone is in the room with her. Cops don't like going in that room either. Uncle Joey has a party and invites Shelby and Chris. Also asks her to meet Kate for lunch and read the man with her. Find out if the merger is a right or if she can not trust him. Colleen makes likeable characters. I was rooting for Uncle Joey and Ramos to survive. Uncle Joey & Ramos don't want to put Shelby in danger anymore. In fact Ramos has saved Shelby's life more than once. A lot of the humor of this book is due to what Shelby's reads in others minds. That after reading this series made me realize I do not want this super power. I have read the whole series and hope their will be more books in the future. I have been given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give honest review and be part of its blog tour.
Njkinny More than 1 year ago
I love Shelby..A must read book! 4.5/5 Shelby Nichols was a normal housewife, happy in her mundane life with two kids and a loving husband but everything changed the day she stopped to buy carrots and in turn got the gift of hearing people's thoughts! The journey that started in the first book in the series, Carrots, has taken Shelby a long way. She now has her own consulting agency, is stuck with helping the mob boss she calls as Uncle Joey and is also faced with the complications that hearing others' thoughts brings to her life! In Deep In Death, Shelby has promised to take it easy and so she takes up a missing person case which she thinks will be safe as compared to her help sessions with Uncle Joey which have a tendency of getting her into trouble! But what she doesn't know is that this case will prove even more challenging and dangerous. As Shelby begins investigating, she is spooked by the mysterious scent of gardenias that only she can smell, the unsolved mysterious disappearances of several other women just like her victim and a murderer who has remained free and who will stop at nothing to keep her from finding the truth! Will Shelby be able to find the missing woman or is this a case that will leave her "Deep In Death"? I love Shelby Nichols and read her adventures with full interest. In this book also, Shelby is in full swing and it is so interesting and exciting to watch her solve a case that has confused and stumped the police for years, fight a most dangerous criminal, race against time to find the truth behind the disappearance of a mother for her daughter, have a yet another thrilling adventure all courtesy Uncle Joey and finally the sweet and most endearing chemistry between Shelby and her husband and the unexplained chemistry between Shelby and Ramos, Uncle Joey's hitman. The cover of the book is gorgeous and I loved the purple dress. The blurb is catchy and instantly attracts the reader to pick up this book to read. I love Colleen's writing style. She writes in the first person, from Shelby's perspective and although I usually don't enjoy first person story narrations, I fully enjoy her Shelby Nichols adventures! Colleen has a knack of introducing humor into the most basic routines and easily engages the readers into her stories of a woman who is just like any other house wife, has so much to be dissatisfied about like her not being a graduate or that she is often seen down upon by people because of her no-college-education status but still she is special because despite all the obvious reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied, she is happy and believes in looking at the brighter side of her life! The characterization is smooth and Colleen has brought reality into her characters. These are normal people stuck in abnormal situations. I love Uncle Joey who is a mob boss but still has a soft spot for Shelby. Ramos is so adorable with his tough guy with a soft heart routine. He is attracted to Shelby and the companionship between these two is funny, sometimes awkward, sometimes sensuous and always entertaining! They both care about each other and Ramos often acts as a protector of Shelby. The chemistry between Shelby and her husband, Chris will make every woman envious. They are the perfect couple who, despite their imperfections, have found their harmony and it is so heartwarming to see their love grow each day. There are several other noteworthy characters in this book but I was especially impressed by the villain in the story. A serial killer with a devious mind, he scared me and I could feel the fear that his victims would have felt. The story is fast paced and there are several strains of plots running simultaneously which are weaved together expertly by the author and dont leave the reader confused. I was hooked right from the start and just had to finish this story in one sitting. With several nail biting moments and thrilling twists and frightening scenarios, I was completely involved in all the action and felt like I was right there with Shelby! :) While I loved the cover, blurb, writing style, plot idea and execution, characterization and was impressed with the interest that Colleen extracted from me, I was dissatisfied with the fact that the killer didn't give a reasoning why he started killing or why he continued and how he selected his victims.I would have loved to know the reason why he selected the mother of Shelby's client and how he abducted her. No clear explanation is given and not knowing the why and how of it rankled. Just because of this loophole, I give Deep In Death 4.5 out of 5. Had this point been covered then this would have been a full 5 rating story from my side. Nevertheless, this is an engaging, eventful, thrilling and humorous adventure with Shelby, Chris, Ramos, Dimples, Uncle Joey etc. that entertains and also brings tears and a happy smile to our faces. Strongly recommended, go buy and read this book. Enjoy! :) This review is also available on my blog Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff