A GRAVE PREDICTION is Book 14 in Victoria Laurie's
"Psychic Eye" series. In A GRAVE PREDICTION, Abby Cooper
has marching orders to lend some of her psychic expertise
to the FBI L.A. bureau. This might be looked at as a
potentially fun trip if it wasn't so obviously intended
as a test for Abby to prove herself to skeptics and
general haters in the FBI. It's nothing new for Abby to
have her abilities doubted, but it is still annoying for
her. Thankfully for Abby, her BFF and force to be
reckoned with, Candice stows along for the ride.
The reception Abby receives when she arrives at the L.A.
bureau is a little chilly, but it's a blast when she
gives the agents a taste of what she can do -- much to
their astonishment and consternation. As the story
progresses and things get a little darker, it's not just
about getting validation for Abby, but it is preventing
future deaths that motivates her and Candice. I love
books with dual mysteries, and A GRAVE PREDICTION has
some elusive and unknown bank robbers for Abby to help
catch, as well as a more nebulous task of trying to catch
a predator while knowing almost nothing about him before
he kills at some point in the distant future. A GRAVE
PREDICTION has the flavor of a cop buddy movie mixed with
Hitchcock-esque suspense. With Abby's intuition and
visions to guide them, she and Candice make a great bad
guy-busting, puzzle-solving team. I adore mysteries like
A GRAVE PREDICTION with strong female main characters.
Abby and Candice are able to play off each other, and be
entertaining to read about while appearing to be both
realistically flawed and fabulous.
As Abby and Candice are forced to work their
investigation covertly, and off the FBI's radar, the
sense of danger increases exponentially. The friendship
and teasing between Abby and Candice acts as a nice
counterpoint to the risky and chilling things they do
trying to bring criminals to justice in A GRAVE
PREDICTION. I love the various twists this story takes,
and how this is not the kind of story a reader can
unravel in two minutes, but is instead a delicious brain
teaser for mystery fans. With each page, another layer to
the two baffling mysteries is revealed and they become
that much more interesting.
A GRAVE PREDICTION is a fascinating mystery full of
stakeouts, sketchy characters, and thrilling late night
runs hunting down clues and suspects. Abby's psychic
gifts give an extra zing to the story, but also add a
layer of protection and advance warning for the sleuths.
I look forward to the next "Psychic Eye" mystery by
In Victoria Laurie’s new Psychic Eye mystery, Abby Cooper
learns that following the money often leads to murder . . .
Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby
has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when
she’s sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use
their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank
robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash
but left no clues.
Abby’s sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land
recently cleared for development. But instead of finding
clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies.
A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an
American Indian tribe, but that’s still enough to delay
construction for years.
With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back,
Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid
plans, Abby’s talent rarely leads her astray. And if the
bodies aren’t there yet, that means that four deaths can
still be stopped. She’ll just have to dig a little deeper . . .