With summer over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder. Desperate to prove her innocence and find the person who killed him, Shelby begins a frantic search. She enlists the aid of the local mob boss, Uncle Joey, his hit-man, Ramos, and her police detective friend, Dimples, but soon finds that nothing can save her from becoming entangled in a sinister plot. With her life on the line and no way out, she finds herself trapped by revenge, and realizes it will take all her skills to escape. Now she must choose where her loyalties lie, and hope she doesn’t trade something bad, for something even worse.
About the Author:
A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published author, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books 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, and Trapped by Revenge with more to come.
Jennifer’s Review of Trapped By Revenge
Review (4 Stars): I haven’t read the first few books in this series so it took me a little while to get acquainted with the characters but once I did, the story just flew by. I enjoyed Shelby’s character, who keeps finding herself involved in mysteries because she has the ability to read minds after she suffered a head injury a few years back. In Trapped By Revenge, Shelby runs another “errand” for mob boss Uncle Joey and discovers the body of a private investigator that she was supposed to listen to his thoughts for Uncle Joey. Shelby must help solve the case before she becomes the prime suspect in this murder.
The humor in this book made this mystery very entertaining and fun to read. I loved the secondary characters which added to this mystery and made this an enjoyable read. I’m going to go back and read the series from the beginning to get properly introduced to these characters and I can’t wait to read more of Shelby’s misadventures.