Manic Monday | Drive-By Reviews ~ Psychics Make Mistakes Too

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Manic Monday | Drive-By Reviews is a weekly feature where we’ll share some mini-reviews Alice-style.


Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery #4) by Victoria Laurie

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.









“Curiouser and curiouser!” ~ Alice

Opening Line: As I looked down the black barrel of the .38 pointed directly at my chest, and into the familiar eyes of my killer, all I could think was, I’m a friggin’ psychic, for Pete’s sake! {Abby}
Closing Line: “Deal,” he said, and we shook on it. {Dutch}


“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at.” ~ Mad Hatter

Abby and Dutch have, what she’d hoped would be, a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. But, when things don’t go as planned and Dutch tells her that he needs a little time to work on a major FBI case, she feels like he’s blowing her off and they split. She heads to her best friend’s wedding in Denver. There she reunites with her BFF’s older brother and Abby’s former crush, Duffy. When Abby sees a picture of Gail, one of the bridesmaids, she realizes she’s dead. Abby tries to help Sheriff Duffy find the body and the killer. She starts to believe the killer is her BFF’s fiance. Not exactly the relaxing vacation she’d planned.

Rating:


“What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations” ~ Alice

Victoria Laurie is not a new2me author.


“That’s just it. If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.” ~ The Hare

I always enjoy reading books in this series. The characters are a hoot and the relationship between Abby and Dutch has been fun, up until this book that is. While anyone who has read this series knows, Abby is a trouble magnet. Her psychic abilities while strong are not infallible, but that is one of the things that makes her more “real”, IMO. The start of this book had me flying through the story to find out who the killer was and what was really going to happen to Abby. It was a 4★-read for me until ROLL-OVER SPOILER That just didn’t fit for me. I’m interested to see if this has further impact on their relationship in the future installments. What I did like was getting more info on Abby’s relationship (or lack thereof) with her mother, Claire.


“Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves” ~ The Dutchess

“Top? Or bottom?” {Dutch} “Side to side.” {Abby}


“We are all mad here.” ~ The Cheshire Cat

This book receives the Cheshire Cat award for reminding me that psychics make mistakes too.




Until Next Week ~ Happy Reading!


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About StephB

USMC wife ~ bibliophile ~ gadget addict ~ furry baby mama

Posted on August 8, 2011, in 3✰, by Steph, Challenge-Read, Drive-By Reviews, Features & Memes, Manic Monday, Paranormal Mystery, Psychic Eye Mysteries, Review, Victoria Laurie and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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