The New York Times best-selling author of the “enthralling thriller” Vision Impossible is back with her newest Psychic Eye mystery, in which psychic Abigail Cooper must rely on her inner vision to search for a missing woman.
When a mysterious client approaches Abby with a cryptic message about a young mother who has vanished, Abby is more than willing to get involved. After all, it’s the perfect distraction from dealing with the headache of her sister Cat – who has flown into town and turned Abby and Dutch’s impending nuptials into Weddingpalooza.
After Abby recruits her business partner and BFF, Candice, to assist, they meet with the parents of the missing woman. But the parents refuse to put their faith in a psychic. What’s worse, due to a grave misunderstanding, the family suspects Abby has a connection to their daughter’s husband – the man they believe to be responsible for her disappearance. So while the family may be blind to the truth, with a potential killer in her sights, Abby is determined to keep her eyes wide open.
©2012 Victoria Laurie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Abby is back in Austin where she belongs surrounded by the friends that make this a great series. The plot was fast paced and complex. I was unable to guess the killer and enjoyed watching the story unfold. I look forward to listening to the next one. This is a must buy for cozy mystery listeners.
This series has really evolved for the better. The last two books have been my favorites! If you were hoping for a new twist in this series, you owe it to yourself to give this book a listen! It kept me guessing till the end! Good job, Victoria!
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Not her best but pretty good for the style and genre. A few plot twists. Fast paced. I think it would make an entertaining read for the car or while doing tasks where you want to keep one part of your brain on what you're doing and the other on a fun story. I've liked some of her other's more. Seemed on the light side.
The narrator cannot pronounce words correctly to save her live. For instance, one of the most annoying mispronunciations for me is cavalry. She keeps pronouncing it as Calvary. When you want help don't ask for a biblical location! Her voice is also nasal and she sounds like an old woman. If I didn't like the series I could never put up with her.
I love audiobooks!
Yes! Great story.
I love Michaels' development of the characters in the Abby Cooper series.
I recommend this entire series!
The turn of events
The plot twist
Tone of charters plus I can't see to read
I like the details outside the plot. It makes the story warm
I would not consider the audio to be better than the print version. The narrator, Elizabeth Michaels, seems to be getting more and more shrill which I find irritating. I went back and listened to early books in the series and didn't notice so much screeching in the earlier books.
Continuity in character voices is nice. Except for Cat. I don't believe the owner of a multi-million dollar conglomerate would demonstrate excitability as a shrill air-head.
No extreme reactions to the book, just a few giggles - no tears. I did enjoy it and look forward to the next installment.
It seems that the main character is becoming more and more self-centered. In other words, she is not as likable as she used to be. I especially disliked her complete and total lack of interest in planning her wedding - which wasn't explained until the end of the book. Explaining her hesitancy early on could have been a great addition to the storyline itself. In the past the main character used her intuitive gifts for helping others, not for avoiding her sister more than once a book.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m embarrassed I bought this thing. How did she get published and who is reading her? I feel sorry for them. The reader sounds and purposely talks like a little girl throughout the whole book. Don’t believe me? Listen to her. The author would do herself, and the naive reader a favor and look at good ‘who done its’ and see the placement of characters who sound and act like people, not, “Oh goody! I’m living in happy land!” Yuk! The reader purposely sounds like a little girl. The writer: OK, her grammar was correct, but that doesn't mean she should be published. Nauseating
Not become a writer
Her high pitched voice and the tone she assumes, as if she lives in a Happy Land too!
Back on their home turf, Dutch and Abby try to resume normalcy, but fate, and Cat aren't having it!
Boy I think Abby is part feline, because she definitely has nine lives! Recovering from injuries occurring from her last adventure, Abby is enduring serious pain and discomfort still with physical therapy. Having to use a cane and not being able to sit for long periods of time, Abby is determined to walk down the aisle without her cane. Abby returns to work and with new clients she is trying to establish her business once more. Her bestie Candace is by her side to help in any way she can. Also, Abby and Dutch are due to be married in November, which is only a month away and they let Cat have free rein on organizing the whole thing! Mistake #1, letting Cat be in charge of the wedding.
As the duo get back into the swing of things, both Dutch and Abby get involved in cases that reach alarming, out-of-control levels! All the while having to deal with Cat and Dave, (Dave is building their house, and trying to get approvals from them on fixtures, etc. and they are ignoring his calls as well as Cat's). So let me start with Cat... She annoys me. She always has. I don't understand how a sister of Abby's can be so opposite of her when they are blood. It just baffles the mind. Enough said. Dave, all he needs is Dutch or Abby to tell him what they want in their own damn house! I mean what is so hard about that?? Why the reluctance with meeting Dave to pick out patterns, jeez! On the other hand, I totally understand at the moment in time what Abby is going through. She had a very stressful time working with the CIA, is getting married soon, and recovering from a fractured pelvis, it's just too much!
I learned more about Abby's childhood though in this book, which broke my heart and made me love her even more. On the flip side to this, Cat still annoys me. I am grateful though for such a character as Cat, because if Abby didn't have a dysfunctional family, then she would be a boring person to read about, right? And if I find out later on down the line that Cat is the way she is because of something awful that happened to her then I will feel like an asshole. So there is always that to look forward to, lol...
The ending had such a teaser about the next book, which pisses me off because I have to wait a whole month until I have another Audible credit to get it!!! You know, I would have had said credit if Eighth Grave didn't just come out right when I got my monthly Audible credit damn it! I just need to win the lottery so I can buy now, now, now!!! Who said patience was a virtue? As for the narrator Elizabeth Michaels, she is fabulous as always! I'm running out of things to say about her, she is just awesome! Elizabeth is Abby Cooper and always will be :)
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