Length: 8 hrs and 39 minutes
Published by Author Pages: 192
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Also by this author: Devious Minds, Hidden Deception
Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.
The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know?
As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.
What I thought of this book.
Everything when wrong for Shelby when she went to the store to get some carrots. While in the store a man robs the store bank and shoots Shelby but it just nicks the back of her head. She was feeling okay except for all of a sudden she can read everyone’s mind.
This causes Shelby to get into a lot of trouble as she reads the mind of Kate a lady who is after Chris, Shelby’s husband. When she mentioned Uncle Joey it made Kate panic and then soon Shelby finds herself face to face with Uncle Joey. When she doesn’t know how else to explain how she knew about him she has to confess that she can read minds. Now this is very interesting to Uncle Joey because in his line of business having a person who read minds could come in handy.
Shelby also helps the police a few times, but it’s the business with Uncle Joey that gets her into more and more trouble. Between that and having to deal with her husband getting annoyed with her new mind reading abilities. If people where like cats and had nine lives then she would have pretty much used up most of her lives in this one adventure.
Carrots is a really interesting mystery novel that had me chuckling a few times. It also makes me glad I can’t read peoples minds. Shelby is a pretty brave character but it’s really not like she had a choice, some times you have to act and do what you got to do or get yourself killed. She has a knack forgetting herself into trouble.
Out of all the side characters I believe my favorite is Ramos, he is Uncle Joey’s bodyguard. His thoughts are pretty funny.
Over all I really enjoyed listening to this book and I can’t wait to get the next book in the series and see what sort of trouble Shelby can get into next. Not sure if I would put this into the cozy mystery catalog but in a way it sort of is but just not like the other cozies I have read. Though if you like cozies and fun adventures then I am sure you will enjoy this one too. 🙂
Wendy Tremont King was okay but I can’t say that I was wowed by the narrator because she sounded a bit to robotic at times. It was like she was trying to concentrate on pronunciation or something. Some of her voices seemed a little to alike for example: Shelby’s mother and Uncle Joey sounded the same and a few times I wasn’t sure who was talking. By the time the book was ending I had gotten use to her voice and way of speaking and I will probably continue this series in audio.
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