The New York Times best-selling author of the "fabulous whodunit" (Genre Go Round Reviews) Lethal Outlook is back with her newest Psychic Eye Mystery. Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper, but her senses are tingling that fiance Dutch is in danger....
It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fianc’s murder. Her husband-to-be has been assigned to a case involving a series of suicide bombings, and Abby’s spirit guides warn her of imminent danger.
FBI agent Dutch Rivers is keeping his cool, but Abby can’t quell her anxiety. After another suicide bombing at a local beauty salon, Abby vows to do everything in her power to keep Dutch safe and get him to the altar. But on the morning of the ceremony, she finds herself in a dire situation, with time running out....
©2013 Victoria Laurie (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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!
I Loved this story but I just couldn't get acclimated to the voice for Brice Harrison!🙉
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.
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In this book of the Psychic Eye Mystery Series we are taken on another emotional, on-the-edge-of-my-seat ride, that can only be described as about intense as book 9 Vision Impossible! Abby Cooper is at it again, trying her best to save her man Dutch from an unknown danger, and solve a case before her wedding day. WHEW, right!
This is it! We are counting down the days 'til the big day, with Abby and Dutch pressed for time. The house Dave is building them will be done not a moment too soon. They'll be able to move in one day before the wedding, which is also when their lease is up at their current rental house. Dutch is still working on the suicide bombing case that Abby passed on in the last book because of the awful feeling it gave her! Dutch and his team are no closer to finding out who is behind this now then he was when he first started. Abby is still getting the "Dutch is going to die from this case" feeling from the ether, and with the wedding coming up she has no choice but to step in and help, despite her fears.
The writing style the author used in this book was a completely new direction, and I loved it! One moment we were in the here and now with the story, the next we were in the future (to be exact the wedding day), and watching the horrible events after they unfolded, but still not sure who did it! MJ Holiday, and Gilley from the author's other fangtastic series Ghost Hunter Mystery arrive as guests at the wedding, and play an intricate roll in helping with the case! It was so awesome to have both Abby and MJ together!!
The constant miscommunication between Abby and Dutch in this book was really getting to me. I wasn't sure for most of the book if Abby even really wanted to marry Dutch! I couldn't figure out what her deal was until the very end. It was so simple, I felt really dumb when I realized. Abby's sister Cat rears her ugly mug in the story with her ridiculous demands from Abby, which only heightens Abby's reluctance about the wedding and staying NOT MRS. RIVERS! Oh lord! That whole conversation was just too much, but I must say that if it weren't for Candace and her excellent best-friend-listening-skills, Abby would have screwed up the whole thing! I do have to give Cat credit for one thing though, SHE DID NOT INVITE HER PARENTS!
Overall this book was fangtastic! I loved the drama, action, suspense, romance, and most of all Abby Cooper!
Elizabeth Michaels is the narrator for this series thus far and is superliciouslywonderful as well! I am seriously running out of awesome things to say about her, but she is a wonderful performer. Her Bogart impression sucks, but it brings a smile to my face, and charm to the character. So all I have to say to Elizabeth is keep on doing what you're doing because it is perfect.
Maybe. I have read the previous books (not listened) and liked them just fine. This book was so irritating! I'm thinking the stilted dialogue and pace was mostly narration.
This one seemed much worse.
She talks REALLY slowly, even on dialogue that doesn't require it. It was very stilted. It was so distracting. She emphasized things vocally that didn't need emphasizing. She also makes weird voices, men sound like women, etc.
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.
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