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'Lie or Die' is another fun Shelby Nichols Story - Just because she can read minds doesn't mean the adventurous sleuth Shelby Nichols can always see the trouble headed her way. She's a rare detective, self-confident in her ability to look good and speak up for herself, but way out of her depth when it comes to bad guys. As a consequence, she is routinely in situations that test her wits and her little stun flashlight. The author does a good job of creating family-friendly fiction while still telling an interesting story. ~Sharon Haddock, Deseret News

Great Mystery! In Lie or Die, the characters are charming, likable, and well-developed. This action-packed, well-developed story will not disappoint fans of the other Shelby Nichols adventures who like funny mysteries like Janet Evanovich.  ~ Kira, Imagination Reviews

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, Suspense & Great Characters that make you laugh ~ Gin's Book Notes


Lie or Die
was another great installment in the Shelby Nichols Adventures and I can't wait to see what messes Shelby lands in next time! ~Berls, Fantasy is More Fun

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Enjoy the entire Shelby Nichols Adventure Series:

Carrots
(Book 1)
Fast Money (Book 2)
Lie or Die (Book 3)
Secrets That Kill (Book 4)
Trapped by Revenge (Book 5)
Deep In Death (Book 6)
Crossing Danger (Book 7)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478277467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478277460
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Geoff on August 11, 2012
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I travel a lot for my job, so I am very selective about my reading. I am often many long hours on a plane, so I want something totally absorbing, gripping, an edge of your seat page turner that will get me so lost in the story that I forget about time passing. Yes, I read on my Kindle when I work out on an exercise bike and treadmill too, so you can imagine how important a good story is to me.

I really enjoyed Colleen's first Shelby Nichol's book, Carrots, and I liked Fast Money even better. I think that developing a believable, consistent character or set of characters is so important for a story. Unfortunately, we readers are extremely observant, and so often there are chinks and cracks that form in the foundation of a book. One false move by a character in an adventure, and the READER gets it. As in the story can fall apart in a heartbeat.

One of the things that I like best about Colleen's writing, and in fact her story telling is her amazing consistency. Collen's got a tough row to hoe, too, doesn't she? We're not just talking about what people say and DO in her books, we're talking about what they THINK!

With an amazing flair and style, and a consistency that would put a Swiss watch to shame, Collen has done it again! I think I liked Lie or Die even better than the previous two books, because Colleen has built her characters and foundations. She's not building a house any more, we're up to a village and town, and growing.

Shelby is so much like your neighbor. Your friend. Your kid's friend's mom. The person you go to a bake sale with, or run a Girl Scout Cookie sale with. She just has this one tiny little difference. Well, maybe not so tiny. She can read minds.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By penchic on August 29, 2012
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Love, love, love Shelby. She is funny and too honest. She gets into scraps all the time. I have read all the series so far. Can't wait for the next book.
Shelby is just a house wife who for some reason gets the ability to read peoples thoughts. She gets into so much trouble. Winds up working for MR. BIG... He is the Mob Boss and has a lot of control over the whole town.
Some scary incidents but somehow she always gets out of them. Like being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Lots of laughs and suspence. Her husband is a Lawyer for a Big firm and he is always somehow involed with her troubles.

Great reads. I give all the books so far a 5.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Myrna on September 28, 2012
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I loved reading Lie or Die, the latest in Colleen Helme's Shelby Nichols series! I was laughing out loud at the scrapes she got into and it kept me turning the pages to find out how she was ever going to get out of this one! I think it's great the way Colleen seems to be able to balance Shelby's role as mother, wife AND detective and have it be so believable. I am a real fan of Shelby (and Colleen!) and can't wait to cheer her on in her next adventure!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 4, 2013
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If you are a Evanovich fan, check out the Shelby Nichols series. You won't be disappointed! I picked up Carrots, the first in this series, when it came up on the free books list. Upon finishing it, I bought the rest of the series. Very entertaining with lots of "laugh out loud" scenes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GranWV on August 10, 2013
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I am enjoying this series of books. Reading minds would be both a blessing and a curse! Just enough romance and a lot of mystery to keep you entertained. A good escape. Can't wait for the next one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amy Wright on August 24, 2012
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This auther has captivated me from "Carrots". I've read all three and they were all great! The only thing I can say is I can't wait for the next one, this author can't write fast enough for me!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ginny on June 12, 2014
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Lie or Die: A Shelby Nichols Adventure Book 3 is another fantastic adventure with Shelby, Chris, Uncle Joey (not really her uncle), Ramos, and detective Dimples (not his real name).

I adore the characters in this series. They are full of personality and spunk. Each character is continuing to develop and even when they get themselves into unbelievable situations they make it seem plausible. I would have a hard time picking a favorite character because I enjoy them all.

Shelby is finally embracing her mind reading abilities and using them to make a difference in the world. She has decided to open her own “consulting” agency. Her husband, Chris, has justified concerns about this new venture.

It isn’t long before Shelby finds herself having to jungle new business responsibilities with Uncle Joey’s and the local police department need for her “special” skills, carpool days, and trying to decide what to cook for dinner.

This is a great series to read or listen to. Wendy Tremont King does a fantastic job with narration. The audiobook quality is very good and she brings the characters to life by given each one a unique voice. She is very easy to listen to and is a great compliment to Colleen Helme’s great writing.

If you love mystery, suspense, and great characters that make you laugh then this is a series you don’t want to miss. Start with book 1, Carrots. You don’t want to miss out on the story of how Shelby received her “gift”.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nikki W. on January 10, 2013
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It can't be easy knowing what everyone is thinking around you. Shelby Nichols knows the consequences all too well. The third book in her series has her rushing around trying to help everyone. What a busy stay at home mom between helping a bank manager find stolen money, helping "Uncle" Joey with his business, trying to keep her husband from being threatened at his job, helping the police, and still having time to pick up her children and plan a vacation is super impressive.

I think she's dealing with her abilities well. During the second book I wasn't sure if I approved but now I realize she's learning and taking her skills in stride. I love it. Still completely unpredictable. I have no idea where she's going to be off to next. Not to mention the picture frame incident was hilarious.

Shelby quickly grew on me and I'm hoping this isn't the last I'll see of her. Ramos is one of my favorite characters as well so hopefully, I see him more often as well. Too fun. Comedy, drama, suspense, it's all in there. You won't be disappointed.
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