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.Lie or Die by Colleen Helme
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Published by Author Pages: 280
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Also by this author: Devious Minds, Hidden Deception, Angel Falls (Sand and Shadows #1)
Shelby has her hands full managing her new agency where she hopes to put her mind-reading skills to good use. Her first case to track down money stolen from a bank leads her into the lingerie business where nothing is as it appears. She also finds plenty to keep her busy with the police department and Detective Harris. But all that pales in comparison to what she must do to help Uncle Joey, the local mob boss. He knows her secret and is determined to make her use it for his own purposes. When her husband, Chris, receives threatening notes, and his former client, Hodges, turns up dead, it is up to Shelby to determine what is going on and who is behind it all. It seems the past has a way of catching up with her. Soon, Shelby must use all her wits to stay alive, and her only option? Lie or Die.
I so love this series it’s a lot of fun and you just want to keep listening to see what kind of trouble Shelby gets herself into!
What I thought of this book.
Shelby has her first big job as a consultant when the make who was robbed found out that she helps the police. She now has to try and find out who stole the money and the private investigator who was on the job before is not happy. He follows her everywhere trying to get in on the score as he wants his cut for finding the money.
Meanwhile, Chris is being threatened and the guy he is defending works for Uncle Joey some how and so Shelby is once again working with Uncle Joey. For once though she is happy to have such resourceful people keeping her and her family safe. Shelby is realizing that her gift of mind reading can come in handy but be a burden as well.
It’s one adventure after another and you never know what is going to happen when Shelby is involved! I think Lie or Die is my favorite of the three I have listened to so far and can’t wait for the next one. Lie or Die was face paced and full of humor and we get to see how Chris is really starting to embrace Shelby’s mind reading and have a lot of fun with it. I love that these novels feature a married woman who really cares about her family.
Still loving the secondary characters, Ramos and Uncle Joey are pretty funny at times. I know you shouldn’t like a bad guy but he can be a pretty good guy when he needs to be, but still you always know that he is still Joey “the knife”.
Great characters a fun, fast paced plot, so if your into cozy mystery type reads then give the Shelby Nichols series a try! I think you will like it! 🙂
By now Wendy Tremont King is Shelby Nichols and does a great job of it. She does a pretty good job on the male voices as well.