cover image Deadly Forecast: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Deadly Forecast: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Victoria Laurie. NAL/Obsidian, $23.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-451-23993-8

A spate of suicide bombings in commercial areas of Austin, Tex., engages FBI agent Dutch Rivers, the fiancé of psychic consultant Abby Cooper, in Laurie’s lighthearted 11th Psychic Eye mystery (after 2012’s Lethal Outlook). With a mix of charm and bluster, Abby inveigles her way into working on the case so she can foresee and protect Dutch from any harm that might come to him. As tension builds, the bomb threats and the couple’s upcoming wedding are equally stressful to Abby; she must deal with her type-A sister, Cat, who’s planning an extravagant “Cirque du Ceremony”—whether Abby likes it or not. While Abby’s inner monologue is always entertaining, Abby and Dutch’s inane squabbles make them poor coworkers and a vapid couple. Still, the plot moves at such a quick clip that readers needn’t read too deeply into the convenient timing of Abby’s psychic vibes. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (July)