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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great light entertainment!,
This review is from: Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery (Psychic Eye Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)I'm always in search of a good story that makes me chuckle but has enough of a plot to keep me interested. This hit the nail on the head. You're taken in to Abby's life, where you learn about the trials and tribulations of being an intuitive, caught up in criminal capers that take her over her head. As you follow her through the ups and downs of trying to solve the crime, sort out her man trouble and keep her puppy in fresh eggs, you get just enough of everything to keep you satisfied. Deep reading it ain't, but a perfect accompaniment to a quiet evening and a glass of wine it is!
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I can see clearly now...",
This review is from: Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery (Psychic Eye Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)It's 1am and I've just finished the book. What a cracker! I've just logged on to order the 2nd one in the series. Its not Pride and Prejudice but it does offer more than the average Chick Lit. Apparently the author is a genuine Clairvoyant who wanted to portray a more truthful explanation of what clairvoyancy is and how she uses her own gift. The story is about a girl who is clairvoyant and who runs her own business. she gradually offers clues to the local police dept, one hunky man in particular, which in turn help towards the resolution of a murder mystery. Basically, it's a modern Miss Marple with a twist. Very funny in parts but with equal measure of suspense and drama, I'd definately recommend this page turner. Bring on the next one!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book,
This review is from: Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery (Psychic Eye Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)this is a good summers day going on holiday book that will also fit neatly into your handbag which i love. i found this book at university in a box free for you to take and i picked it up one day while waiting around and read the first chapter so i took up the offer of a free book. I have now went onto amazon and bought another 3 in the series. fabby book you will love it
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very enjoyable read,
Abby is delightful, her talent amazing.(the author has the same talent, WOW!)The secondary characters were interesting - very important in a story I think. Victoria Laurie is definitly on my keeper shelf along side Earlene Fowler, Jaqueline Girdner, Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich.
I guess you can see the pattern there - all mystery stories with strong, interesting, talented heroines.
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read,
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to excellent series!,
4.0 out of 5 stars nice easy read,
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a delightful book this was.,
The characters in this novel were very well portrayed and I enjoyed meeting each one of them. They appealed to me as real people would, never single dimensional, but multi layered. They weren't always good or always bad, simply written to act as regular people would act. There is a great deal of humor in this book and it is very natural, not forced or silly. I appreciated that. The romantic interest which is developing between Abby and the police detective, Dutch Rivers, is totally realistic. Once again, this author has allowed these characters to learn a little about each other over a period of time and the relationship is not always smooth and romantic.
There is, however, one glaring mistake in this book which forced me to reduce my rating from 5 stars down to 4. I am a mystery reading fanatic and I've been reading mysteries for many, many years. When an author gives me definite information regarding a crime or a crime scene I keep that information in my mind because it is extremely important. In this case information was given about a death and then later in the book it was completely changed when that death was discussed again. I kept waiting for the author to tell me that someone (or actually many someones) had made a mistake, but that information never came. I can honestly say that I have never read a mystery before where this kind of mistake was present. Someone should have caught this, probably the author, but absolutely the editor or someone on the editorial staff. But then, maybe not. I've read every single review here on Amazon and this mistake hasn't been mentioned once.
I was really impressed by the writing talents of Victoria Laurie. I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters she created and the (for me) unusual gift Abby has. I will not allow that one editorial miscue to keep me from continuing on with finding out where Abby and her "crew" go next.
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Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery (Psychic Eye Mysteries) by Laurie Victoria (Mass Market Paperback - Nov 2004)