cover image Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Victoria Laurie. NAL/Obsidian, $24.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-451-47386-8

In Laurie’s entertaining 13th Psychic Eye mystery (after 2014’s Fatal Fortune), a judge sends Abby Cooper, a professional psychic and FBI consultant based in Austin, Tex., to jail for contempt of court after she expresses outrage when serial killer Don Corzo is freed following a mistrial, in part because of a defense challenge to Abby’s credibility. During her brief stint behind bars, Abby meets Skylar Miller, who’s on death row for the murder of her nine-year-old son, and becomes convinced of Skylar’s innocence. Though Abby is officially off the Corzo case, Bill Gaston, head of the regional FBI office, makes sure she can contribute anyway. Abby’s best friend, Candice Fusco, agrees to help her exonerate Skylar, while Abby’s husband, Dutch Rivers, of D&M Security, provides his expertise and support on both cases. Abby uses her psychic powers in ways that often have humorous results. Fans of hard-edged cozies will be rewarded. [em]Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (July) [/em]