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Sunday, July 13, 2014

78) Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie

The Blurb :

When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can’t believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think the victim has ties to the Mob—and perhaps Candice does too—she can’t believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation. But Candice is nowhere to be found.

Abby decides the only way to find out the truth is to go to Vegas herself—which may be the biggest gamble of her life. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death. And if she’s not careful, Abby can forget about ever leaving Las Vegas...alive.

My Thoughts :

The Psychic Eye mysteries were one of the first, if not the first, cozy mystery series I started reading with a paranormal twist.  The twist isn't a huge one and there are no things that go bump in the night but a psychic who is the real deal and keeps getting mixed up in all sorts of trouble.  Fatal Fortune is the twelfth book in the series and things have developed a lot of the years.  So much has happened and Abby has gone through some strange and unusual events over the span of the series and things don't ever get boring.

Fatal Fortune is the newest installment and I of course had it on pre-order.  However this is another series that is horribly expensive of late.  With the price being nearly twenty dollars when most other new releases only cost five to six dollars.  So I did have a little battle with myself before pressing the pre-order button over on Amazon.  I was ready to pass this one over and wait for it to get cheaper but I have been following this series/author for so long and I can't resist.  Maybe that is what the people who set the prices are hoping for...

Things start off fast and furious in this new book.  A call in the night has Abby rushing off to do a favour for her best friend.  This leads her to being in possession of not only message from a murder suspect but also a folder of information that obviously has something to do with the murder but Abby can't make heads nor tails of.  Abby has to keep quiet about a lot of things as the story progresses and she finds herself lying to the people she loves and also the FBI.

This is another great mystery filled with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing to the end.  You think you have it figured out and then something comes along and makes you doubt everything.  The psychic angle has always been interesting and I really like the concept even after all this time.  The series has me hooked and it will be staying on my pre-order list despite the cost.  I look forward to reading more in the series and am really excited to see where the author takes Abby and the rest of the characters as the series keeps progressing.  Well worth reading!

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