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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

108) Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie

The Blurb :

When a mysterious client approaches Abby with a cryptic message about a young mother who has vanished, Abby is more than willing to get involved. After all, it's the perfect distraction from dealing with the headache of her sister Cat - who has flown into town and turned Abby and Dutch's impending nuptials into Weddingpalooza.

After Abby recruits her business partner and BFF, Candice, to assist, they meet with the parents of the missing woman. But the parents refuse to put their faith in a psychic. What's worse, due to a grave misunderstanding, the family suspects Abby has a connection to their daughter's husband - the man they believe to be responsible for her disappearance.

So while the family may be blind to the truth, with a potential killer in her sights, Abby is determined to keep her eyes wide open.

My Thoughts :

I have been a huge fan of the Psychic Eye Mysteries since I started reading them. Victoria Laurie does a great job of mixing something a little paranormal into a mystery and keeping you hooked till the very end of the book. Lethal Outlook is no exception and I couldn't wait to find out who did it and why. The Psychic help Abby gets in between is interesting and adds excitement to what would be your ordinary case of a missing person. This is always a series worth reading.

However we are on book 10 in the series and now that we have come this far there are a few slight problems popping up. The last book with the CIA involvement was way off track and in this new release it is great to see Abby back on track and seeing normal clients. Despite this turn back to the 'real' Abby there was no tie up of loose ends from book nine. Abby seems to be still in pain, suffering with a can and physical therapy but can still get into trouble and run off to bed with her guy. Broken pelvis in three places is either bad or not bad make up your mind!

Then there is Dutch. Wasn't he dying? Why is he suddenly healed with no problems? Oh and the wedding and house!! Gah the storyline was quiet annoying in this book and I was fed up of hearing the moaning and groaning about it! If you don't want to plan a wedding then elope or don't get married. If you don't want to make decisions on stuff for your house then stay in the one you are in! The childlike behaviour of this top FBI guy and Psychic were over the top this time around.

On saying all that this is still a great series and you can get around these little pieces of the continuing storyline because the series is soooo good. Especially after ten books I have to say the author is doing a really super job of coming up with new and exciting plots. I love them. It is just a shame that she is trying too hard with Abby's private life.

This series continues to be a must read and must buy. Although I have to ask...wasn't this tenth book, while worth it, a little pricey compared to the previous ones?

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read!

Mardel said...

Something about stress makes otherwise mature, "withit" even professional people act like adolescents throwing temper tantrums sometimes, so I can totally see that - However, I don't necessarily want to read about it. Just like I don't want to read about Anita Blake's constant man trouble....boring.

Sounds like the rest of the book is good though. maybe she should stick more to cases, and leave out some of the private life. :) That would be fun.

Aurian said...

I am glad she goes back to normal clients. I have not bought this book as I did not really like the 9th book.