Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie

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    If you are interested in psychics, the paranormal, as well as a great mystery, pick up this book – you will enjoy it.

    Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn’t foresee the death of one of her clients – or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby’s future looks more uncertain than ever.

    Review by Ellen in Atlana:

    There are many preconceptions of psychics and what they do and they are a little ‘off the wall’ – I was attracted to Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye because it combines many elements of excitement and gives a practical view of what a psychic is and what a psychic feels in the consequences of what they do.

    Abby Cooper has integrity, and does what she can for her clients and friends, and stumbles into a murder mystery and a man (hunk) Dutch, a cop who can help unravel the clues.

    As a debut novel, Ms. Laurie is smooth, entertaining and makes you look forward to her next ‘reading’ – (next novel) –

    If you are interested in psychics, the paranormal, as well as a great mystery, pick up this book – you will enjoy it and want to browse Ms. Laurie’s website

    You will enjoy all of the above and I predict you will instantly be a fan –

    Review by Christina:

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    There were several several amusing asides that helped to keep the story upbeat as well as expanding the characterization. The main character is endearing and relate-able.

    The plot has a good pace, too. It moves forward fast enough to keep the reader’s attention and not so fast as to trivialize the important points. 

The story does use the foreshadowing method of “If I had realized then…”, which I find fairly distracting. It’s used less than half a dozen times, though, so not too bad.

    The mystery aspect is nicely done. It’s nothing so difficult as to keep you from figuring out the basic idea of who done it, but the exact details needed are withheld to the very end.

    I found it a bit simple, but not distractingly so. 

I found the narration to be very good. The narrator has a slightly airy, very relaxed tone, which I find suits Abby extremely well.

    This is a very good, fun listen. The characters are great. If you enjoy books like the Stephanie Plum series or Undead (Betsy the Vampire Queen) series, you will almost definitely enjoy this book.

    Review by S. J. Grider:

    I purchased this book at the try-a-new-series sale. I am really partial to books in a series. This is a delightful book on its own, but I think if you give it a listen, you will want the ones that follow it, as well.

    They can be read out of order, but the relationships and her business do develop, so I recommend reading them in order. Abby Cooper is delightful. The humor in the story is well placed and pertinent to the story line.

    Her intuition and her predicaments are interesting and just a bit surprising. The plot is unpredictable enough to make me sorry that the story ended.