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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Death Perception (Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 6) by Victoria Laurie

The sixth book in the Psychic Eye series is once again a pretty wild ride. Maybe even an e-ride. Unfortunately, I'm not a great fan of extreme roller coasters so some of this book was a bit uncomfortable for me. Is there a thing as too much suspense? For me, there is. Especially when we aren't sure if a character we really like is going to live or die, but we are given the impression they are going to die. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.

The premise here is that Dutch's cousin is kidnapped and Dutch needs to go to Las Vegas to try to find him. Abby insists on going with him to help and within a few hours they are on a plane.

Dutch goes missing and the FBI are after Abby. Running out of options, Abby calls in Candace and her sister for reinforcements. Candace used to live in Las Vegas and she knows her way around town, including knowing who to go to for help.

Once again the plot has many twists and turns and we don't know who the bad guy is until the grand finale at the end. Well, we know who a bunch of bad guys are, but we don't know... oh, take my word for it, we don't really know what is going on until the grand finale.

Abby and Dutch are coming along in their relationship and they aren't as annoying as they were a few books ago. I really wish we'd been able to see them resolve a few things in this book though. We are given a very quick epilogue type diatribe at the end to let us know how everyone manages afterwards, but we don't see Abby and Dutch deal with the fallout of some of the things Abby learns earlier on. It's wrapped up too quickly, I needed more.

And that's what I want to see. I want to see Abby and Dutch together, being a couple. Doing things together. We got that some at the beginning of the book, then they are once again separated for most of the book.

I wavered back and forth on giving this one a 7 or 8 out of 10. I'm giving it an 8, but it was a close call. The series rating is still a 7, though.

Book Rating: 8 of 10
Series Rating: 7 of 10

1. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
2. Better Read Than Dead
3. A Vision of Murder
4. Killer Insight
5. Crime Seen
6. Death Perception<
7. Doom with a View (Sept 2009)

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