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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

by Victoria Laurie

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Series: A Psychic Eye Mystery (1)

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    Caramellunacy: Both are mysteries with psychics and a healthy dose of romantic overtones. Abby Cooper becomes wrapped up in a murder investigation when one of her clients dies a violent death and (reluctantly) uses her abilities to help solve the case. In Truly, Madly the protagonist must take over her family's matchmaking business despite the fact that her power only allows her to find lost objects - and the last object she saw happens to be on a dead woman's finger.… (more)
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When Abby’s psychic ability fails to predict the death of one of her clients, she becomes involved in a murder investigation with an attractive lead detective who is suspicious of her abilities and a killer who might be on her trail.

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. E-book available on Overdrive
  mcmlsbookbutler | Dec 6, 2016 |
A mystery with a paranormal twist. This is book one in the Abby Cooper series. Abby Cooper is a professional psychic intuitive. She helps her clients by gently pushing them in the right direction to improve their lives. When one of her customers is murdered Abby investigates. Throw in a hunky cop, a dog named Eggy and Abby's very own lie detecting system (her intuition sings Liar, Liar pants on fire when someone lies to her) you have a very cute book that makes you want to continue with the series. ( )
  ChristinaT. | Dec 3, 2016 |
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
3 Stars

Abby Cooper is a psychic therapist who helps her clients find their own paths in life. Unfortunately, Abby’s abilities give her no warning of the upcoming upheaval in her own life when a client is found murdered and her charming blind date turns out to be a detective who now sees her as a prime suspect…

Abby’s humor and practical approach to being psychic make her a particularly likable heroine although there are one or two moments when her behavior is somewhat questionable and her terrible memory for details leads to a lot of wasted time and misunderstandings that could be avoided.

The mystery is good with several intense moments and a slew of plausible suspects. That said, the ultimate explanation falls short mainly due to the fact that the author’s terminology is incorrect - the villain is an abuser not a serial killer and this shows a decided lack of knowledge and research. Moreover, the dialogue is childish at times and the tone of the book far too cutsey for my tastes.

The romance has potential. Even though Dutch does not make a good first impression, his developing love/hate relationship with Abby is entertaining.

Unfortunately, Elizabeth Michaels narration is weak. To begin with, she sounds at least 10 years older than Abby and her voices are all the same. There is no distinction between male and female characters nor does she differentiate accents. This is exceedingly disappointing as the first person perspective necessitates audio for me and it is unlikely that I would listen to another. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Whoever has mused that covers attract hasn't lied, for I admit the cover of this book is what first drew me to it. I always am a sucker for cozy mysteries, and this proved to be a fun one.

Abby's personality is a contagious mixture of bubbling awkwardness, firm self-assurance, and strong sense of humanity. Although she's a psychic, she's sure to limit her clients to only two visits per year, in order to prove to them true answers lie within themselves, and not to fall into the trap of being a scam artist causing others to depend on psychics for all their endless answers. Detective Dutch Rivers was a fun, protective guy...what is it about detectives that usually ends up so hot in most books? His personality was great, from the awkward set-up date to the interrogations and, finally, to the ultimate revelation of his feelings.

The mystery itself was also a pay-off, as it was hard to pinpoint who the culprit was. As Abby tried on a few red herrings for size - and enraged the detective at the same time - it was good times. The slow unraveling of clues produced a decent mystery that wasn't conveniently answered, and the suspense scenes when shown (there weren't many), were well-written. Thankfully Abby did the clever thing when she was threatened at the end, not being overly heroic (read: silly and stupid). This gave her a depth of realism I always like to read about with my characters.

Not to mention, the psychic ability itself was just plain cool! Okay, I know there's misconceptions about psychics, but this is an ability I'd kill to have. She doesn't get strange premonitions out of the blue by touching various objects like overly-dramatic lifetime movie renditions, but instead it's just a natural flow of things for her. She's a strong psychic, as well, and I always like when it seems realistic.

There's humor, too, but not to where it's cloying. Some amusing situations that fit with the ironic side of life, but nothing forced and too comedic to where it takes over the book. Nothing overly violent - there are deaths, of course - but no descriptive phrases that would make the violence-weary shudder in their beds. It's an addictive book that's easy to get through; I read it in one day. The length isn't atrociously short, being 295 pages, but something about the subject and the author's great writing style made it easy to breeze through quickly. I can't wait for more of this series!

Also published on my website The Paperback Stash ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
The book is nice. Story is fun.



(audiobook: the Narrator is really bad. everyone sounds the same. Dutch sounds like a 40 year old woman. It really sucked the fun out of the book) ( )
  Emmy_Gerard | Jun 3, 2016 |
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Koonen, AngelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

 

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In Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit, thirtysomething Abby Cooper lives a life that's kind of like vanilla ice cream-good enough, but a little bland. her work as a P.I.-Psychic Intuitive-can be rewarding, but she feels like somehow she's missing out on the hot-fudge topping. Now she's getting what she wished for-when a client winds up dead and the clues start pointing in Abby's direction. Turns out she knows too many details about the murder for her own good. To make matters worse, the hot blind date she just met is the lead investigator on the case. And gorgeous Detective Dutch Rivers is convinced she's a fraud.… (more)

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