donderdag 3 november 2011

Victoria Laurie – Killer Insight

The fourth book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series, published September 2006.

Killer Insight

When a childhood friend of Abby's from Denver, Colorado, finds herself short one bridesmaid, it doesn't take a professional psychic to see the opportunity for a much-needed getaway. But one bridesmaid after the next is mysteriously flying the coop, and Abby's intuition tells her their final destination isn't pretty. With the wedding party falling apart and her gift of sight never quite so foggy, Abby has to save the date-and herself from becoming the next taffeta-clad target.

When Abby and her boyfriend Dutch break of their relationship on Valentine’s day, she is heartbroken. So when a childhood friend calls, and invites her over to Colorado for her wedding early, as she unexpectedly needs another bridesmaid, Abby agrees. A change of scenery will be great, and Dave can take care of Eggy, her miniature Dachshund, for her. Elly picks her up at the airport, and drivers Abby over to her great-aunt’s Vivian’s place to stay for the week. Abby is fine with that, she has always liked the old dear.
And wow, Elly’s brother Duffy sure cleaned up nicely! He is now a sheriff, and he sure needs Abby’s help. Abby soon senses that the missing brides maid did not just up and leaf, she is dead. She won’t bother Elly with the news, she is under enough stress already, a week before the wedding, and she is pregnant! Something nobody knows at the moment, but Abby. So Duffy asks her to keep quiet, and takes her with him investigating.

Abby also senses trouble ahead for Elly’s fiancée Eddy, and Elly is really upset about it. Then a second bridesmaid goes missing, she never makes it to the bridal shop for the fitting of Abby’s gown. At first no one is that worried, but when Abby sees her picture the next day, she is sure this one is also dead. So who is after those girls? And will Elly be safe? And what about the kidnapping Elly and Abby prevented the other day? This serial rapist, did he turn into a serial murderer? Duffy sure seems to think so, but the evidence is confusing at some points. And Abby just doesn’t know. Her senses seem to be a little bit on the fritz.
And although Duffy does console her, she still is heartbroken about Dutch. Why hasn’t he called her yet?

A lot of things happen in this book, which takes place about two months after the previous one. Their parents are still staying in Cat’s expensive guesthouse, and are driving her nuts. So she told them about the wedding, and they are determined to come as well, to meet up with their old friends. Abby sure doesn’t like that! Her parents have never accepted her, and to hear her own mother tell total strangers that she thinks her baby was switched at birth in the hospital, really hurts!
But Elly, Duffy and their parents are behind Abby, believing in her and her gift.
The book starts with Abby dying, so the whole book was a journey to that point. What happened, and who kills Abby? And why? And what happens after that? I know there are more books in the series.

So, another really good mystery, but I did have some idea of the who. The book was really full with suspense and action, and friendship that keeps. I liked Elly and Duffy and Vivian as the main secondary characters, and hope they will turn up again. This book really captured my attention, even more than the previous books, and I do believe they are getting better and better.

8,5 stars (because I did guess correctly).

1 opmerking:

  1. These cozy mysteries are just too cute, I shall read one one day, I promise :)