When I first started this series, I really enjoyed the way Abby used her skills to help people, and Dutch's sturdy crime solving skills. There was also some comedy to lighten the mood. Books 10 & 11 are dark, frustrating, and gloomy. I do not find Cat's bully tactics funny, and I can't understand why two people as smart and capable as Abby & Dutch let her run all over them. I also can't understand why Victoria Laurie decided to turn the books into dreary doom & gloom, marked-for-death-by-a-psycho, constant flashing back and forth in time stories. She could benefit by learning the difference between suspense and frustration. I suffered through 10 and waited about 4 months before getting 11, only to find out it was basically part two of the previous story. I'm not wasting any more credits on this series.
Everyone has to have that "Thing They Love!" This is how I find and keep up with mine!
Action packed lots of friends join in to help Abby make it down the isle- the question is is Abby ready for her sisters help and is she ready to put her abilities on the back burner to say I do? Action packed well written and worth the credit! I would suggest reading the seasons in order.
I look for to the Abby Cooper mysteries. This book was no different. For the most part I enjoyed it. The mystery was solid, Dutch and Abbey were great. However, the book lost a star with Abby's sister Cat and MJ. #1 I don't like when books go back and forth with the past and present. It doesn't increase the suspense it only becomes a distraction. #2 The inclusion of MJ and Gilley was annoying. The two characters were out of place and didn't add to the progression of the story. They could have been eliminated and Candace and Milo could have played a bigger role in the story. #3 Cat was completely out of character. In the past she has always been a little over the top. But she has never been so obnoxious and over bearing. I expected her to plan an extravagant wedding, but I also expected the wedding to be sophisticated and stylish. The wedding that she planned did not reflect anyone's style. It was actually tacky and offensive. If it was meant to include humor into the story it fell far from it's mark. #4 although Abby's parents were mentioned in the book and it was explained why they would not be attending the wedding, I expected them to attend anyway. In previous books they were described as social climbers and wanting to be in the center of attention. Plus they have a relationship with Cat. The addition of the parents could have served as comic relief and unnecessary drama instead of including MJ and Gilley, and going back and forth with the past and present. I found myself skipping through the book at some points because it was too much. I will buy the next book but if it continues to over exaggerate comic situations I might have to say goodbye to Abby and Dutch.
This series keeps getting better and better, it's a MUST READ!
I think this is might be my favorite of the Psychic Eye Mysteris. I love that Victoria added M.J. and Gillie to help out on this adventure. Hopefully they will pop in more often in the future and maybe work together to solve the next mystery.
Narration is fabulous as usual too!
Congrats Victoria, this book was FANTASTIC, looking forward to reading it a 2nd time!
Love the series but this one is hard to follow because it keeps jumping in time from before the wedding to after then back and forth many times. The transitions are not well defined and it takes away from an otherwise good story figuring out pre or post wedding action.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Love this series. This one is a bit different than the earlier ones, both in writing style and Abby's ability to solve. As always gets herself in a lot of trouble.
I really like this book but it spends too much time on insignificant stuff. It needs to get to the point quicker.
I really like the series, but this one was hard to listen to and took me a long time to finish. It was as Abby lost all knowledge of her power and how it worked. She was a shell of herself that we liked from previous books and couldn't talk to anyone about it, especially Dutch. Kat just went psycho. I didn't like the past & present story line switching either. I had so many eye rolls just wishing it would end. Sorry, hope next one makes up for this one.
This story is a bit different than the others and took some getting used to. Instead of always being told from Abby's POV, it switches around now and then. While I think this was a good way of telling this story, especially the parts where Abby was not present (and therefore could not narrate...), it did take some getting used to. By halfway through I was totally engrossed and the shifting around no longer caught my attention, and I could focus solely on the story.
Ms. Michaels turned in another excellent performance; she gets four stars this time (instead of her usual 5) because she changed a few of the characters' voices (Bryce's in particular) and I don't like the new ones as well. Still she is easy to listen to and does a fantastic job distinguishing among the many characters.
Overall, this book is a good one in a great series. I've already started the next.
Terrific narration. Question, does Texas not issue marriage license? Only problem I had why no one looked up Mimi's to find our intended's name. I am moving into next book now.