Sunday, August 24, 2008

Review - Death Perception by Victoria Laurie


Death Perception
Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 6
Victoria Laurie
Obsidian
September 2, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-22486-6

From the Publisher’s website:
Abby Cooper’s betting the house on her inner eye...

It took a while for Abby Cooper’s FBI agent boyfriend, Dutch Rivers, to accept her psychic gifts as the real deal. But these days he knows better than to question Abby’s visions. So when his favorite cousin Chase is kidnapped in Vegas, they both catch the next flight to Sin City. Abby’s inner eye insists that Chase is still alive, but nothing else about the case adds up—especially Dutch’s reluctance to involve his own Bureau.

On top of everything, Dutch is battling a mysterious illness, and Abby keeps having disturbing dreams that predict his death. Dutch wants Abby to promise that if the investigation goes south, she’ll head home to safety. But when the chips are down, Abby won’t fold without a fight...

My thoughts:
Abby Cooper has the gift of being psychic and uses it in the best way she knows how, solving mysteries. When her boyfriend’s cousin goes missing, Abby’s intuition is telling her that he’s still alive and she’s more than willing to help Dutch track him down. What Abby learns in the process is that there’s quite a bit about Dutch’s life that she didn’t know. Enough to make her question that he’s the good man she believed him to be.

Dutch Rivers is an agent for the FBI and has just learned that his cousin, Chase, has disappeared while working a security detail. With the only option of finding him being a flight to Las Vegas, Dutch doesn’t hesitate to begin a search, taking Abby along for her skills and support. Fighting an unknown illness along the way, they follow every lead they can find. As things heat up Dutch asks Abby to leave town if anything happens to him, but when Abby’s dreams become reality and she questions many things, saving the man she loves isn’t one of them.

This is the sixth book in the Psychic Eye Mysteries, and Abby is as busy as ever following her intuition and solving crime. There is more than one mystery going on between the covers of Death Perception, including Dutch’s suddenly poor health that adds to Abby’s growing concern. Ms. Laurie gives readers an edge of your seat mystery that unfolds through a myriad of twists, turns and deadly surprises. Emotions run high, the danger is intense, and the resulting climax is explosive. While each mystery in the series can be read as a stand-alone, I’d recommend reading from the beginning to appreciate the full impact of Death Perception.

To learn more about the Psychic Eye Mysteries, please visit Ms. Laurie’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

2 comments:

Amberkatze said...

I love this cozy series. Looking forward to it arriving in the post soon...

Kimberly Swan said...

I still remember finding the first Abby Cooper release and thinking...How clever to create a psychic PI! I'll watch for your review. :)