Hidden Deception : Shelby Nichols Adventures

  • by Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by Wendy Tremont King
  • Series: Shelby Nichols Adventures
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Book 9 in the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series
Just back from Paris, Shelby barely has time to get over her jet lag before she is right back in the thick of things. Uncle Joey, the local mob boss, needs her help to find out what his son is hiding from him. Detective Harris, AKA Dimples, has an unsolved homicide on his hands, along with a missing engagement ring. Shelby's husband, Chris, just got promoted to partner in his law firm, and she has yet to see his new office or meet his new secretary. Add to that the opportunity to purchase a beautiful home, and Shelby is racing from one thing to the next while trying to keep them all straight.
When a courier in Uncle Joey's organization turns up dead, it's up to Shelby and her mind-reading powers to find out who killed him and why. The house Shelby wants to buy has a few problems that go beyond the building code, and the murder she's helping Dimples solve has ties to Chris's law firm. Even using all of her skills, Shelby finds one hidden deception after another. And if she's not careful, it might be the one she least expects that will kill her.

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And the Adventures Continue!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is too good of an entertaining series not to recommend.


Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Shelby for her humor, her loyalty, her quick thinking and her dedication to her friends and family.


What about Wendy Tremont King’s performance did you like?

Everything! Ms King and Ms Helme are a perfect fit with this series. Ms. King does a fantastic job keeping voices consistent over all nine books and keeping each characters voice distinctive and recognizable throughout the nine book series.


Any additional comments?

This is the 9th book in the Shelby Nichols Adventure series and I hope Ms. Helme doesn't run out of adventures for Shelby and the gang any time soon!

This series is a light-hearted mystery/ suspense with likable and lovable characters, including the local mob boss and his hired gun! I thoroughly and completely like this series for its humor and the curious ways Shelby seems to attract trouble. This series is a great escape.

Shelby is a stay-at-home mom of two teens and an attorney's wife with the enviable ability to read people's minds. "Enviable", of course, is a matter dependent on the situation! Shelby uses her nearly secret talent to help the police solve current and cold cases, help the mob boss find out who's telling the truth and who's not, and help clients of her newly-created consulting agency. In this episode, everyone is hiding a little something and it's Shelby's good (or not-so-good) fortune to figure things out -- from solving the ten-year-old missing kids case, to finding the real diamond stealing double-crosser and helping Uncle Joey's son break the news to his dad that he's in his high school play/musical.

I am not certain there is another author/narrator duo as well-matched as Ms Helme and Wendy Tremont King. Ms King is beautifully consistent between all nine books and is excellent in keeping each character's voice distinctive and identifiable.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ms. Helme! I thoroughly loved sinking into this Shelby Nichols Adventure and I am (maybe-not-so) patiently waiting for book #10.

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- Pemberley Proud "I'm a 40-something SAH mom who has come to "read" more audio books each year. They work better as my days are active and mobile."

Colleen weaves another fantastic story!

I started reading this series after getting the first book, "Carrots" for 99 cents on Amazon. Each subsequent book is reasonably priced. I've never read a story quite like this. The premise is quite unique, and the way she explores how mind reading effects family and the moral dilemma is thought provoking. She makes Shelby very relatable. I am hooked, having devoured every book, and eagerly await the next! Her style reminds me of another favorite author, Victoria Laurie, with a great mix of humor, mystery, and action. This series is very well edited, and the voice talent for this audiobook makes a distinct voice for each character. The cover art is beautifully illustrated and reflects the theme of each story, and the title convention used after Carrots, is cheeky and fun.
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- D. E. Grafing

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2016
  • Publisher: Colleen Helme