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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Death Perception by Victoria Laurie

This is the 6th book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series which follows the life of Abigail Cooper, a professional psychic with her own business. This book tells the story of Abby going to Vegas with her FBI boyfriend Dutch in search of Dutch's cousin Chase who was kidnapped along with the man Chase was body guarding. Once Abby and Dutch arrive in sin city, all sorts of chaos ensues; from Dutch getting-what everyone thought was-food poisoning, to Dutch's sudden disappearance, to Abby becoming a fugitive of the FBI.

The book also features some of our favorite secondary characters (Abby's sister Cat, and Abby's PI friend and suitemate Candace). Although I feel that Cat's character was slightly altered in personality from previous books, she still has an annoying quality to her that makes her endearing.

Death Perception, though the 6th book in the series, can also be read as a stand alone. Of course you'll be missing some of the background info on the characters, and you may not have as deep a connection with them as someone whose read the other books, but they aren't imperative to the story. Be forewarned, the first 50 pages are a bit hard to get through, they are a bit boring, and I admit I may have put the book aside but didn't because I've invested a lot in these characters and I hoped it would get better.

And I was not wrong, once you get passed the 50 page mark things get out of control-in a good way. You'll eventually refuse to put the book down and will find yourself hooked. With more than one twist to the story, and the back to back action, you will be more than happy you stuck through.

Overall a great book! I can't wait till the next installment.

1 comment:

Dorlana said...

Since it will take a good 50 pages to get to the readable parts, I probably won't pick this one up - so thanks - but if you have read all the books in this series,they must be pretty good so I might consider reading the first one. Thanks for posting the review.