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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: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,731,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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, Trapped By Revenge and more to come!

More About the Author

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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doc on February 10, 2014
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Third in the series Lie or Die is a good addition. Ms. Helme has come into her own in this book ably crafting a pleasant mystery with a light and humorous hand.

Shelby's character continues to struggle with her ability as well as its effects on those around her. Ms. Helme has crafted her as a particularly human character and you see her struggle with her relationships. Should she use her ability to spy on her children. Should she monitor her husband. Her friendship with her mob protectors also grows stronger.

While not for everyone. You do have to be able to suspend logic (but this is true of most of this genre) to enjoy the story. I see Shelby as a cross between Lucy Ricardo and Stephanie Bond with a little Betty White thrown in.

I will admit I binge read the series and will be watching for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Fitzpatrick on May 25, 2013
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I really enjoyed this light hearted series. I can't wait for more. The character is so entertaining.and you find yourself wondering how she got into the situations she did.
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