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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

101) Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie

The Blurb :

As her wedding day approaches, Abby Cooper has a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’s murder. Her husband-to-be, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, has been assigned to a suicide bombing case, and Abby’s spirit guides warn her of imminent danger. Abby vows to do everything in her power to keep Dutch safe and get him to the altar. But on the morning of the ceremony, she finds herself in a dire situation with time running out...

My Thoughts :

Deadly Forecast is the 11th book in the Psychic Eye series and one of those ones you will never forget! I will actually say it was the best so far!  From the beginning to the very end there is a race against time where the bride to be, the groom and all their friends, rush to save a life and a wedding.  The is never a dull moment and this book is even more special because it features M.J and Gilly from Victoria's other Paranormal Cozy Mystery books, The Ghost Hunter Mysteries.

Where to start?  If you already know the series then you know the characters and what they have been through to get to the places they are today.  If you don't know the characters then you need to start at the beginning.  The series must be read from the first book and in order.  Otherwise you will ruin the surprises.  As it is the main characters are ready to marry and as the day grows closer the tension rises.  Not because of cold feet or doubts but due to a big case that already made itself know of in the previous book.

The story itself is fast and furious and slightly different to the previous installments.  Firstly this time around the chapters flash back and forward to the past (days before the wedding) and the present (the wedding day).  The author has managed to use this technique to make the story even more interesting and exciting.  Thrilling even.  I was on the edge of my seat (on an airplane...) while reading this and couldn't wait to see how the case got solved.  It stumped me to the last minute and despite so many clues being available to me as the past and present investigations opened up, I still felt as frustrated as the characters.

Secondly, this story mixes in with the Ghost Hunter Mysteries.  If you are a fan of this author then you have to know both of these amazing Paranormal mysteries.  M.J and Giley are invited to the wedding and end up helping save the case.  It was great to have some other well know Laurie characters in the book and even though they were only on 'loan' they fit in so well.  Actually they fit in so well that I wondered if I missed a cross over episode somewhere else?  I can't seem to remember all these characters from both series knowing each other but it seems they do!

This case was a little too close for comfort.  In previous books we have seen Abby and Dutch get themselves in and out of some very nasty situations and they have been hurt on more than one occasion.  However nothing can beat the emotional and physical torture the pair go through in this lastest edition.  Abby's instincts and abilities tried to warn her that something was happening but I don't think they was anyway they could have kept her out of this one.  Even her attempts to do something psychic about it all wasn't always helpful.

This was a wonderful installment and very addictive reading wise.  I would have happily stayed up all night to finish this one.  Now in retrospect I wonder if this was the last in the series.  The ending was nice and everything was tied up.  It could be time to say goodbye or maybe it is just the start of something new in the Psychic Eye life?  Whatever the case I am happy I was there for the ride and I welcome any more Paranormal delights this author offers up for her readers.  She writes a great mystery and I can't get enough of them.

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Great review Amber, I have to read this one!