Thursday, September 22, 2011

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie

Book Details
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Paperback, 304 Pages
2004, Signet
ISBN: 0451213637
Series: Book 1 of Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

The Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series starts off well and could prove to be very entertaining in the long term, if the main character can get over one annoying and convenient personality trait.

Abby Cooper is a psychic and a powerful one at that. With the help of her guides, she has the ability to interpret just about anyone's future. Through the course of this first book, Abby manages to get wrapped up in a murder investigation. Obviously, Dutch, detective and potential love interest, is skeptical of her abilities and through his interactions with Abby readers get to know a lot about her and her ability.

I loved this book. I loved Abby and her abilities. I loved Dutch and the romantic tension that's brewing. My only complaint is that Abby is forgetful. Conveniently forgetful. She psychically learns details but once they become important to the case, she forgets them for at least a short time. This leaves the reader repeatedly wondering why the author is dragging out the story in certain places when she's already given us the answer we need. Abby claims that she sees too many people to remember all of them and the details of their readings, but one has to wonder how she could have possibly forgotten the reading she gave Dutch when she first met him. She was drinking? It wasn't business? She wasn't taping it? None of these really explain why she forgets every single thing she said to him.

I could really love this series, but if the forgetfulness doesn't come to an end, I'll get too annoyed to continue. An excellent series starter, marred by obvious page-count padding.


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