Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know? As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.
Shelby Nichols' predictable life takes a sudden turn to chaos when she is wounded by a bank robber. She now can hear what people are thinking, and most of the time, it isn't flattering to her. The gunman is still out to get her, and she is blackmailed into working for the mob. It's not like she can tell her husband. But when things get hot, will Shelby make it out alive?
I picked this book up randomly and I'm happy I did. It was a fun read. It's different from my usual tastes in a good way. I laughed and held my breath. Shelby is your everyday woman, and I could relate to her in a lot of ways. She keeps digging herself deeper into a hole, and I was kept wondering to the end how it was going to work out. Lots of twists and hilarious moments.
If you could read my mind, you'd know I'd recommend this mystery for a light and enjoyable read.
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