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.Deep in Death by Colleen Helme
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Series: Shelby Nichols #6
Published by Independent on April 15, 2015
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes
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?
I just love my adventures with Shelby Nichols. When Colleen offered to give me an audio edition of Deep in Death for review I was so excited, I rushed through my current audiobook to get to Shelby. And I was not disappointed. Shelby is an EXPERT at getting into trouble 🙂
Those of you who have seen my previous reviews for this series know that one of my favorite things is that Shelby is a middle aged mother of two and happily married. Not enough of our heroines are this age or in this stage of their lives, so I just really enjoy that element of these books. In Deep in Death that element remains strong and I enjoyed it as much as I always do – it’s neat to see the kids are growing older and how that’s changing her role as a mother. In previous books Shelby and Ramos started having chemistry and, though it continues to be an undercurrent, I enjoy seeing her maintain a friendship rather than straying from her husband. It’s nice to see a healthy relationship – plus the sexual tension that creates with Ramos is fun too 😉
Shelby is just getting back to work in Deep in Death and everyone’s trying to keep her from getting into trouble, seeing as she just suffered her SECOND gunshot wound. Seems Shelby doesn’t have a clue how to stay out of trouble, even with Uncle Joey backing off. Note, though he isn’t using Shelby like he used to, Uncle Joey and Ramos and the gang are still a huge part of this book – thank goodness, because I just love them! The mystery and tension in Deep in Death were at an all time high and I sped through this in just a couple days.
I continue to really enjoy this series on audio – it’s really the only way I will read it at this point. Wendy Tremont King IS Shelby and Uncle Joey and Ramos and Chris (Shelby’s husband) at this point. I still have to laugh when she does accents, but even her accents are a treat for me at this point.
I’m really excited because the next Shelby book is out on audio already (usually there’s more of a wait) so I’ll be digging into that soon too!