Saturday, July 1, 2017

ARC Review: A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie

A Panicked Premonition
Author: Victoria Laurie
Series: Psychic Eye Mystery (Book 15)
Publication: Berkley (July 4, 2017)

Description: The New York Times bestselling Psychic Eye Mystery series continues with P.I. Abby Cooper facing the ultimate locked room murder...

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape—and solve many a crime—but she’s about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby’s husband Dutch has a side business providing security and building panic rooms for wealthy clients. One morning, one of Dutch’s partners, Dave, goes missing on his way to meet a client. Abby’s intuition tells her something terrible has happened to him.

Then two of Dutch’s clients are found brutally murdered...inside their brand new panic room, and most of the evidence points to Dave as the killer.  With the authorities racing to find and arrest him, Abby's got to use all her intuitive prowess to get to Dave first, discover the real killer, and save her husband's business. This is one case where Abby is positive there’s far more to this mystery than meets her inner eye…

My Thoughts: This is the fifteenth book in the Psychic Eye series and the first one that I have read. After some initial fear that I wouldn't know enough, I began reading this and was quickly drawn into the story. Abby Cooper is a professional psychic married to an FBI Special Agent named Dutch who has a side business providing security and panic rooms to the very wealthy. She works with her friend Private Investigator Candice who is married to Dutch's partner Brice.

After one of Dutch's partners, Dave, goes missing seemingly between clients, Abby feels that something is very wrong. Things get even worse when two of Dutch's clients are brutally murdered in their panic room. Dave is the prime suspect. Then Dave's wife Gwen goes missing.

Abby, Candice, Dutch and Brice have to find their friends Dave and Gwen and solve the murders to keep Dutch and Brice's business from being sued into extinction. There are lots of wonderful suspects from the rich barracuda who has been hitting of Dutch and once had an affair with one of the murder victims to the same victim's sister who resented her sister's success to the other murder victim's business partner who is scrambling to find a computer program the victim wrote that will keep their company from going under.

I loved the relationships between the characters. It is nice to see strong marriages in stories where the partners both love and support each other. Abby also has a unique, quirky way of look at the world and we see this clearly as she is the narrator of this story.

I'm eager to backtrack and read more books in this story which was an engaging mystery with touches of humor.

Favorite Quote:
Brice rubbed his eyes. "It's four in the morning, Cooper," he said, annoyed.

"Four-schmore!" I said loudly. I maaaaaaaaaaay have stopped for a quick cup of coffee from the gas station on the corner on my way here. It maaaaaaaaaaay have been supercharged with caffeine. And I'm pretty sure the Red Bull chaser hadn't helped to chilllax either. Shooing them both toward the bedroom, I said, "Go! Now! Get dressed!"
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Touches of humour add so much interest to any story.


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