Monday, August 8, 2016

A Grave Prediction

It has been another rainy day here in "Sunny Florida"!  I am hoping the rain will stay away tomorrow when I have to drive to my doctor's appointment in Tampa (an hour and a half away).  I do not drive well in the rain.  My father used to drive me when I had to go out and it was raining.  The author I am featuring today, Victoria Laurie also writes the Ghost Hunter Mystery series.  A combination of paranormal and mystery in one book (a good combination).  I have not yet read any of the books in the series, but I am going to now (after reading the book below).

A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie is the fourteenth book in A Psychic Eye Mystery series.  Abby Cooper is a psychic in Austin, Texas and a consultant with the FBI.  Her boss (Austin FBI Special Agent in Charge), Brice Harrison (Abby’s husband’s boss as well) is sending her to Los Angeles to show her stuff.  Brice has been getting a little flack for using a psychic.  Abby needs to prove her worth (she has to solve at least one high profile case) or she will be cut from the budget (government is always doing budget cuts).  Abby is also to teach a group of agents how to use their intuition.  Brice reminds her to behave herself and tells her that his wife, Candice (a licensed PI and Abby’s best friend) cannot come along.  Now, you know that Candice is going to find a way to tag along.  Needless to say, the agents in LA are very skeptical, and Abby is tested right away.  The only agent who deals with Abby nicely is Agent Hart.  Abby is asked to consult on a series of bank robberies.  The robbers have done a good job at leaving no clues to their identity (very synchronized).  When Abby goes to the scene of one of the robberies, Abby senses lead her to some land.  She is sure that there are bodies buried there.  Unfortunately for Abby, the remains found are those of Indians which raises a lot of hoopla.  Abby is fired and told to go home.  Abby does not give up that easily.  She sets out to solve the robbery case with the help of Candice and Agent Hart as well as figure out why she saw a vision of four bodies.  Will there be four murders in the future?  Join Abby in A Grave Prediction and find out how she proves her worth to these skeptical agents.

A Grave Prediction was just delightful.  It was an entertaining novel.  I like the characters and their humor (Candice and Abby were funny).  The mysteries were very good (complex) with various details.  They can be solved if you pay close attention to the clues (especially the robberies).  There are several twists, turns, and curve balls thrown at the reader.  The book is written in a nice conversational style (and it has a good fast pace) which makes A Grave Prediction easy to read. There is a little romance (between the two couples).  I give A Grave Prediction 5 out of 5 stars (I loved it).  While this is the first book in the series that I have read, I did not feel like I was in the middle of a series.  The author updates the readers on the characters (not all the cases) and their past history.  I look forward to going back and reading the other books in A Psychic Eye Mystery series.  I am definitely going to read future books in this series.

You can check out the other A Psychic Eye Mystery series books here (I am not listing all thirteen).  I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest evaluation.  The opinions and comments expressed are strictly my own.

I am off to cook my dinner.  Thank you for visiting and reading my latest book review.  I will be back tomorrow after my appointment. I hope all of you have a lovely evening and a glorious Tuesday! Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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