Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme

June 22, 2015 Reviews 10

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.

Crossing Danger by Colleen HelmeCrossing Danger by Colleen Helme
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Series: Shelby Nichols #7
Published by Independent on May 14, 2015
Genres: Cozy, Paranormal
Pages: 252
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author

Shelby Nichols isn’t your average soccer-mom turned private investigator. She’s more on the quirky side with a little wild thrown in. That’s because a near-fatal gunshot wound to the head left her with the ability to read minds. This lands her in all kinds of trouble, and this time is no exception. Helping a reporter, Billie Jo, get the low-down on a case is just the tip of the iceberg. When her best friend’s niece goes missing, Shelby is pulled into a conspiracy that involves the police and the leader of a violent drug ring. Add to that a stranger in town with ties to the mob-boss she works for, along with a known assassin out to kill him, and Shelby is crossing danger at every turn. Will she find the answers in time? Or will this be her last adventure?

It just keeps getting better and better! As I read each book in this series it becomes my new favorite. I absolutely love the character evolution – Shelby is really growing and yet in the most essential ways she hasn’t changed. I loved Crossing Danger and I’m so excited for the next one to come out.

The characters make this series – I love everything about Shelby. I love that she’s a great mom and wife, and yet she’s still discovering this new exciting part of herself. Her ability to read minds has changed her life and she’s embracing it – she’s getting better at investigating and dealing with the bad guys; she’s discovering new abilities; she’s even learning some self-defense. Oh, and she’s continuing to be an expert at landing herself right in the middle of trouble!

This time a family friend needs Shelby’s help when a daughter goes missing – and, of course, Shelby is happy to help. Even when she gets stuck working with Bates, the one cop that has made no secret that he dislikes her. Of course, there’s still plenty going on with Uncle Joey and Ramos and there’s more overlap than usual there which was cool. As usual, the mystery is well put together and not too easy to solve, even with Shelby’s abilities. And, as usual, Shelby scares everyone by putting herself in danger (including me)!

I don’t know what else to say without spilling specific details and that’s the fun of reading it! Great mystery, fun charaters, humor, character development – what more do you want from a book, right? Oh how about a good narrator? Wendy Tremont King does a great job and I’d be bummed if she stopped narrating this series. Even though I’ve made fun of some of the accents, she’s Shelby for me 100% and I think her male voices are good as well. And I just love the voice she does for Billie Jo (southern) πŸ™‚

I’m so ready for the next book – and the way Crossing Danger ends, the next book is sure to be exciting! I bet we end up in Paris πŸ™‚
5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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About Colleen Helme

Colleen Helme

A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published writer, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books that they love to read. Hopefully you will too. She is the author of three romantic fantasy novels, Songbird, Flame of Destiny and The Relic. Her Shelby Nichols Adventures include Carrots, Fast Money, Lie or Die, Secrets That Kill, Trapped by Revenge, with more to come.


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10 Responses to “Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme”

  1. Lexxie

    I read the first in this series a while back, and I think I gave it three stars, however, I’ve read one of the later books, and really enjoyed it! So I guess I should go back and continue with the second and move onwards πŸ™‚
    Great review, Berls! I’m quite happy Shelby has grown since the first one πŸ˜‰
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    • Berls

      I know I realy enjoyed Carrots, but have felt that the series just grows better and better with each book. It’s the only cozy mystery I’ve gotten 100% immeresed in. I can’t wait for Colleen to write more πŸ™‚

    • Berls

      I really am – it’s the series that got me into cozies, and I still haven’t found a cozy series I like near as much. I just love the main character and all the trouble she gets into. I can’t recommend it enough!

    • Berls

      LOL I completely 100% understand that feeling! Seriously though, put Carrots (book 1) in that list somewhere, Shelby’s just too good to miss πŸ™‚

  2. Lanie

    This one looks like its a good series, love the fact shes a PI and a mom. It really adds to it since shes not some sidekick but the main buttkicker running the show. πŸ™‚ Great review!

    • Berls

      I love that about this series Lanie. Shelby has really grown too – she’s never felt exactly like a sidekick, but she’s never felt so in charge as she does now.

    • Berls

      It stinks to be caught up, I want more Shelby! Although it’s so cool to be caught up on a series for once πŸ˜›

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