woensdag 9 november 2011

Victoria Laurie – A glimpse of evil

The eighth book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series, published July 2010.

A glimpse of evil

Professional psychic Abigail Cooper is about to discover that some cold cases are better off dead...
As the FBI's newest Civilian Profiler, Abby Cooper is using her powers of intuition to help solve a backlog of the bureau's cold cases. But when she's the only one who's convinced that several separate cold cases are related, she'll have to call on every intuitive bone in her body before she's the one put on ice...

Abby and her boyfriend Dutch took the plunge, and moved to Houston, Texas, to work at a new FBI agency, solving cold cases. Dutch will be in charge, with Harrison as his boss, and Abby got the job of civilian profiler. Due to economic trouble, her private practice didn’t give her enough to do lately, so she jumped at the chance of working together with Dutch.
Candice has already moved there, the inheritance she got in the last book making her a very wealthy woman, to be with Harrison, her new love.
Her job is to audit the cold cases, trying what she can find out about them, if they will be solveable after all, and to teach the other FBI agents to use their own intuition more. Needless to say, the other FBI agents are not happy with Abby. Using a psychic, that is just all nonsense! So it takes a while for the other agents to warm up to Abby, and solving a case, and almost getting killed is doing the job. Dutch and Harrison are furious that she and Agent Rodriguez didn’t follow orders. They almost got killed! Abby was not to be talking to witness or anything, they only had to find a car!

So while on suspension during an IA Investigation, Abby and Candice team back up together. They want to solve three cases of kidnapping, where little girls were murdered. They are sure there is a serial killer on the loose, and so far, the FBI has not made that connection. Of course this gets them in even more trouble with their significant others, as Candice has not yet gotten her PI license from Houston, and they are secretly working on FBI files!

Abby is getting a bit burned out, working full office hours for the FBI, auditing cases. When working on her own, she never could handle more than 6 views a day. So doing close to 50 now, is not good for her. Luckily, Dutch and Candice note that too, and they come up with a great solution.

Dave is doing fine, working for his brother-in-law, in construction, he and his “old lady” have even bought their first house together. And Milo is being laid of by the Royal Oak Police! He doesn’t really need the money from the job, and so another officer can keep on working. Will he join the rest of the gang in Houston?

A very good story once again. The suspense was very good, and the plot a real surprise for me. No wonder I kept reading way past my bedtime again. But, the books are getting darker in my opinion. I do prefer Abby working with people problems a bit too instead of crime all the time. There was a lot of danger again.
Candice and Harrison are really in love with each other, but neither can cope with that very well, no matter what Abby keeps saying about it. They stay on the verge of breaking up. So a lot of counselling for Abby. The end of the professional part has me a bit frowning, not sure I like where this is going to lead. Not really a cozy mystery anymore. But the personal ending for Abby and Dutch was so very sweet. Loved it.
So bring on the next book Miss Laurie!

9 stars

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Can they truly still be good? Awesome :)
    By now I have mostly tired of a series

  2. Never heard of her before, must check her out,loved reading your review.