Carrots: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme
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.
A nice, light mystery with hilarious drama. ~ Sizzle & Swoon Book Reviews
A refreshing, different kind of sleuth story for all mystery fans. ~ Sharon Haddock
A combination of humor, mystery, and wit, served on silver platter! ~ After Dark Rendezvous
“Housewife meets mindreading meets mob – great combo!!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Whitney Stevens
This was such a fun book to read!!! Enter Shelby Nichols, your average housewife who goes to the store so she can get some carrots to make some chicken soup for her family for dinner, and with a bang, literally, everything changes. After getting shot in the head, she can read minds. As a scifi fan, I definitely loved the mind-reading bit. I’ve often wondered if I could have a special ability, what would it be??? After reading this book and seeing all the trouble Shelby’s mind-reading gets her into, I don’t think I’d want that one. Perhaps her other special ability is being able to avoid being killed. There’s a lot more action than perhaps the typical house-wife sees, but perhaps just the right amount that the typical day-dreaming housewife imagines she could be involved in. This could be your neighbor next door. Read it, you’ll enjoy it!!!!
About the Author
As 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.