cover image Lethal Outlook: 
A Psychic Eye Mystery

Lethal Outlook: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Victoria Laurie. NAL/Obsidian, $23.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-451-23695-1

In Laurie’s enjoyable 10th Psychic Eye mystery (after 2011’s Vision Impossible), a visit from a disguised, terrified female attorney distracts Austin, Tex., psychic investigator Abby Cooper from the dismay she feels on realizing that her FBI agent fiancé, Dutch Rivers, thinks a gun makes a great engagement gift. Soon Abby and PI Candice Fusco, her best friend and business partner, are trying to unearth the truth about the disappearance of young mother Kendra Moreno, which Abby’s paranormal abilities tell her was an abduction and murder. The romance between Abby and Dutch continues to fall flat, but the connections of supportive friendship, effective teamwork, and tough love between Abby and Candice come through with sparkle and warmth. Abby works much better in this smaller, more female-centered plot than she does being sucked into big FBI gigs, and seeing her daily life as a psychic for hire adds depth to her character. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (July)