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Hidden Deception Audiobook

Hidden Deception: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

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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.

©2016 Colleen Helme (P)2016 Colleen Helme

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    Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy Missouri, USA 09-09-16
    Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy Missouri, USA 09-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Really loving audiobooks, this has been the year of the audio for me. Huge booklover all the way around from romance to horror. :)

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    "Another great cozy from Colleen Helme!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hidden Deception to be better than the print version?

    Since I haven't read the print I can't compare but I do know that I wouldn't read these any other way. I love listening to them! The narrator is great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh this is so tough because I really love all the characters. Shelby, of course, is top of the list but then I love Ramos, Uncle Joey, Dimples, Chris, the list goes on. They are just all great characters. The author has done a great job with making you love even those you shouldn't kind of like how Shelby has started to like Uncle Joey. :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Shelby helps Dimples with a case and actually has to save him from falling.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have listened to it in one sitting if life didn't get in the way...lol.


    Any additional comments?

    The author has done it again! Just when you think Shelby can't get into any more trouble she seems to find herself right smack dab in the middle of it all. Russian mobsters, dead bodies under a house, missing diamonds, etc.

    If you are looking for a fun cozy mystery with lots of adventures and a lot of laughs then you need to try this series. The narration is great and I can't wait for more adventures!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Quinn 08-28-16
    Quinn 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this series!"

    Another delightful adventure in the Shelby Nichols series! I always look forward to the next book; keep them coming!

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    Carolyn N 08-13-16
    Carolyn N 08-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Again"

    One of the best, cutest series going. Waiting for the next book !! Every single book gives you clean entertaining plots with a touch of the supernatural...

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    Dawn 09-24-16
    Dawn 09-24-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Another great addition"

    Colleen Helme and Wendy Tremont King have teamed up for another great addition to the Shelby Nichols series. I highly recommend this book, but suggest starting at the first in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daphne 09-19-16
    Daphne 09-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesomeness 😍😍😍"

    I started reading the series exactly a week ago and have devoured all my credits listening through.
    I stumbled upon Shelby while browsing through suggested books on audible, as I was looking for something light and fun to read. And boy was I in for a treat. I Haiti buy extra credit just to finish the series as I couldn't wait till month end.
    Anyway Shelby is a trouble magnet and my kind of girl. I love her relationships and how she makes people feel. Though I just wish she could have a romantic gateway with Ramos 😍. I love it the books are get better every time and to think it all started because of "carrots".
    The Marriott is awesome and the story evolves which I love most and can't wait for the next book. Thank you Collene Helme for a good story. A few times my fiancé caught me laughing out loud on my own and thought I looked like a crazy person. Keep up the good work

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    Carole Griffith 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic audible book"
    Where does Hidden Deception rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was excellent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shelby Nichols. She is the main character and always in trouble.


    Which character – as performed by Wendy Tremont King – was your favorite?

    Shelby


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Exciting adventure


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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 09-26-16
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 09-26-16
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    "Shelby finds troubles,as well as work w/Uncle Joey"
    What made the experience of listening to Hidden Deception the most enjoyable?

    Wendy returns for the ninth installment of Shelby's adventures. She is wonderful at the feel of Shelby. We really get a feel for her emotions with her thoughts. She makes me smile listening to Shelby's easy thoughts. Wendy does make slight differences for different characters as we go, which helps make them easier to differentiated with their personalities. Wendy gets to voice a Russian accent for this story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Shelby is busy as ever with all that's greeting her this week. Visiting with Miguel, homicide case with Dimples, The Russians and missing diamonds, looking at a possible new house, and the dead child's cries. Wow can a day fill up fast! Oh and the dangerous troubles Shelby finds herself in. And this book is thanks to Uncle Joey and his use of Shelby and her ability with the Russians. But things get dangerous with Dimples too, when not expected.


    Any additional comments?

    There are many memories of all the troubles Shelby's been through. If you start with this book, they'll make you curious what fun troubles Shelby has found herself in. And you know it always had to be fun, if even scary for Shelby. Sure, you could start here as each book has it's own story to tell, and there are hints to the relationships with all the characters by now.

    I just love Shelby. She's a light personality that's fun to listen to. She makes me smile with the goofy things she does or says to lighten the moment. I am also drooling over Ramos, Uncle Joey's guard, and Chris, Shelby's husband. Oh man. These two men are amazing! And as much as they are complete opposites, I see similarities in them too. *sigh*

    I look forward to more stories with Shelby and all the great cast of characters around her!

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    Farrell 09-11-16
    Farrell 09-11-16

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Great Series"

    I'm really liking this series. This installment was like the previous ones. If you liked them you should like this one. Waiting for the next one...

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