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.Trapped by Revenge by Colleen Helme
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Published by Author Pages: 284
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Also by this author: Devious Minds, Hidden Deception, Angel Falls (Sand and Shadows #1)
With summer, over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder. Desperate to prove her innocence and find the person who killed him, Shelby begins a frantic search. She enlists the aid of the local mob boss, Uncle Joey; his hit-man, Ramos; and her police detective friend, Dimples, but soon finds that nothing can save her from becoming entangled in a sinister plot.
With her life on the line and no way out, she finds herself trapped by revenge, and realizes it will take all her skills to escape. Now she must choose where her loyalties lie, and hope she doesn't trade something bad, for something even worse.
This series continues to delight me! It’s one of my favorite series and I recommend it to everyone!
What I thought of this book.
I can’t believe how much fun I have listening to Shelby’s adventures. This time the trouble she gets into is not all her fault as she is being framed for murder. Someone is out for revenge and is taking her down with it, but Shelby is sure she can figure out who is behind it before she gets into to much trouble.
The characters in these stories are delightful, and I love Shelby she is so much fun and real. She has a great relationship with her husband and two kids. I am really glad that Chris is starting to be a lot more understanding of her mind reading abilities because as much as it gets her into trouble it has helped her stay alive and this time help her find out who is framing her.
It’s hard to find a secondary character that I like more than the other because they are all so great. I do think I love Ramos the most though and he just sounds so cute. I do think Shelby flirts a bit to much with him but if it was me I think I might have a hard time not wanting to flirt a bit with him. She never wavers though as much as he suggest they kiss, etc, she always remembers she married so that is good! My second favorite would be Dimples..AKA Detective Harris and I really felt sorry for him in this one because he has to question Shelby about the murder and he felt bad doing it cause he knew she didn’t do it. Then there is Uncle Joe, the mob boss that you just sort of love even though you know you shouldn’t.
There was a new character this go around and she was a lot of fun. Her name was Bobby Jo and she is a reporter trying to get the scoop on the murder. She makes a real cute girlfriend for dimples. 🙂
Trapped by Revenge was a real fast paced fun read and I would recommend this whole series to anyone who lights fun bit of mystery and adventure. 🙂
Wendy Tremont King is Shelby and she does a great job with the other cast of characters. Some times her male voices all sound a bit to much like Uncle Joey but she tries. I really think she did a great job with her southern accent for Bobby Jo and can’t wait to listen to the next one!