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Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye series is off to a great start with me. I’m a bit behind but I’m a fast reader. Besides, I love having several books ahead of me to look forward to. The first book, Abbey Cooper: Psychic Eye, is a total page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. I picked up the other books in the series and am awaiting their arrival from Amazon.
Abbey’s the kind of protagonist I like. She’s got a complicated relationship with her family (even her beloved sister), she’s taken some hits in life and keeps going, and she’s got a great sense of humor. Her struggle to pay bills and renovate her newly purchased fixer upper house are the perfect foil to her profession as a psychic. Something grounding in a very ungrounded life. She tries her hand at online dating and brings a yummie man into her life…again with some unexpected complications. Nothing’s easy, even for a psychic and I think that’s what makes her so likeable.
The mystery is very well written and I broke my rule about only reading on the subway. (So the rule is: Read other authors on the subway, work on my novels at home). I ended up finishing her book a couple nights ago. I also picked up her ghost hunter series and I plan to read them too.
The mystery itself had a nice amount of twists and revelations that kept me wondering who the killer was and how he might strike again. I don’t want to give too much away, but definitely worth checking out if you’re into paranormal mysteries.
As a side note, I thought it was very cool that Victoria Laurie is a psychic intuitive herself and modeled Abbey after parts of herself. It leant an authentic feel to the entire story.