Saturday, June 02, 2007

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie

Abby is trying to find her way in the world. She loves the house she owns even though it is not in tiptop shape. She is a psychic who embraces her gift and helps other people. Though more often than not she blurts things out and has no idea where she got them. She gets herself in trouble when describing some ideas she has about a kidnapping case to her date. Her date turns out to be Detective Riches and he does not know what to think of what she does for a living. He is convinced she is making things up or is involved in the kidnapping. Abby does not know why she signed up to help on the case but doubts whether she can help solve it. Though someone else has other ideas.

Victoria Laurie is an amazing author. She also writes from her personal experience since she does readings herself. Since she has probably experienced some of the things that Abby went through first hand, it made the character more realistic and believable. Ms. Laurie really knows her stuff obviously and I was impressed with how she was able to turn that into a character that even I could relate to even though I am not a psychic.

Abby Cooper is a real woman though the only thing that makes her different is the gift she has for seeing the future. She is a woman who doubts herself but when things get her really down she looks to herself for the answers she needs. Someone needs to have confidence in her and that person is Detective Riches. Dutch is a man with a hurt past and needs time to turn things around. I also liked Dutch’s partner Milo. He is hilarious. He is always saying things to Abby behind Dutch’s back and just a regular jester. But when he is needed is someone you can count on for anything.

I give this book a 5/5. I can’t wait to read more in this series. This subject has intrigued me for the longest time. And since Ms. Laurie really writes from experience makes it that more intriguing to me. The characters were real, the conflicts were real, and I recommend this book to anyone who not only likes psychics but a good mystery. The twists got me for a loop. It seemed to get Abby as well before she figured everything out. I hope to read more in this series soon!

434 pages/ Large Print/ New Author

My library, the one that is near by, only had it in large print so I am not counting this as a chunkster. Well off to bed! I am wiped out.