A Grave Prediction
Psychic Eye Mystery, Book #14
In Victoria Laurie’s new Psychic Eye mystery, Abby Cooper learns that following the money often leads to murder . . .
Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she’s sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues.
Abby’s sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for development. But instead of finding clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies. A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an American Indian tribe, but that’s still enough to delay construction for years.
With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid plans, Abby’s talent rarely leads her astray. And if the bodies aren’t there yet, that means that four deaths can still be stopped. She’ll just have to dig a little deeper . . . (Goodreads)
This book has everything I look for when reading: great characters, humor, suspense and a great mystery to solve. A reader cannot ask for more than that.
The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. You have to love Abby and Candice’s relationship, they are best friends who make a great team. They are a combination of Lucy and Ethel and Cagney and Lacey rolled into one. And I loved it. They would do anything for each other, even break the law. Everybody needs those kind of friends in their lives.
There are a few mysteries in this book that need to be solved. Abby feels that they are related but cannot figure out how. There are enough twists and turns and suspects to consider that it made it nearly impossible to figure it all out. That did not stop me from trying to solve them though.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the story, I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I have read this series before, many many years ago, before cozies became as popular as they are now. I loved it then and I still love it now. I think that says something, that many years later, it is still as enjoyable as back then. I will definitely read the others in the series that I have missed.
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the opportunity to read and review this book.