Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Cozy, mystery on September 15, 2014

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Running “errands” for her mob-boss employer, Joey “The Knife” Manetto, often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined.

In the meantime, Uncle Joey has summoned Shelby to his office, where she runs into her former nemesis. Shelby inadvertently hears something that makes her fear for the lives of Uncle Joey and his hit-man, Ramos. This time, Uncle Joey is not sure he wants to involve Shelby in something he knows could get her killed. Keeping Shelby’s involvement to a minimum has disastrous results, sending Shelby on a dangerous path. As her investigation unfolds, Shelby finds death at every turn, and soon realizes she is in over her head. Can she escape from danger in time? Or will she find herself deep in death?


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This is another great book in this series! There were several surprises in this book, none that I saw coming….well maybe one of them once I knew who they were looking for and I even tried to throw another character “under the bus” but he was a good guy. But it seemed very plausible that he could have been in on the danger with the “bad guy”.

I like how Chris (Shelby’s husband) seems to be somewhat ok with her working for the mob and getting herself into all sorts of trouble.  Well maybe not really that ok with it, but at least he doesn’t try to be all macho and tell her she can’t do it.  I do wonder about Shelby’s attraction to Ramos and if that will cause any problems in her marriage.  She loves Chris and won’t act on anything, but I can understand enjoying the eye candy no matter how much you love your spouse!

I started this series about 4 books in and have book 1 that explains how Shelby came to read minds, just haven’t read it yet. But each book does a pretty good job of explaining it and making you feel like you know all the characters and aren’t missing anything.

We give this 4 paws up!


About This Author

colleen_helme_smallAs 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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Tour Participants

September 1 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
September 2 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
September 3 – readalot – Review
September 4 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
September 5 – Darla King Series – Review
September 6 – Brooke Blogs -Interview
September 7 – off
September 8 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review
September 9 – Community Bookstop – Review
September 10 – Books-n-Kisses – Review
September 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
September 12 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Interview
September 13 – off
September 14 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review
September 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review