cover image A Panicked Premonition: A Psychic Eye Mystery

A Panicked Premonition: A Psychic Eye Mystery

Victoria Laurie. Berkley, $25 (368p) ISBN 978-0-451-47390-5

In Laurie’s clever 15th Psychic Eye Mystery featuring psychic detective Abby Cooper and her BFF business partner, Candace Fusco (after 2016’s A Grave Prediction), the women’s husbands, FBI special agents Dutch Rivers and Brice Harrison—along with their good friend Dave McKenzie—have recently begun building panic rooms in the Austin, Tex., homes of the city’s ultrarich. Business is booming until Dave’s wife, Gwen, reports that Dave never came home after visiting several prospective clients. Candice and Abby retrace his steps and, to their horror, discover four bullet-ridden bodies at one of the homes Dave called on the day before. It looks bad for Dave when the bloody handprint on the front gate turns out to be his, another shooting occurs, and Gwen goes missing as well. Abby senses not only that Dave is innocent but that he and Gwen are in grave danger. Witty dialogue, compelling characters, and a crackerjack mystery combine to make this a delightfully entertaining read. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (July)