Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie

Another lucky number thirteen releasing June 7th in paperback, Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie, had me totally excited. As soon as it hit my reading stack it drifted magically to the top. Seriously. Floated ahead of everything else. 

From the back of the book:

In New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie’s newest Psychic Eye Mystery, Abby Cooper senses a convicted killer is innocent, but she’ll need hard evidence to save the woman before it’s too late…

A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Skylar Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she’s guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband—everyone, that is, except Abby, whose finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn’t belong behind bars.

With the help of her husband Dutch and her friend Candice, Abby launches into her own investigation to clear Skylar and find the real killer. But after a final appeal is denied and Skylar’s attorney scrambles for a stay of execution, time is running short—and the list of suspects keeps growing. There’s no margin for error as the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance.

My thoughts:

This series is one that I always look forward too for its fun tone. I know all cozies tend to have that, but this one really nails the fun aspect. Of course that said this is edgier than most cozies and that suits me just fine. It still falls into cozy and is still, well, cozy! It has the paranormal aspect that adds so much to the story, and I always adore anything paranormal.

All of my favorite characters are back and I thought there was a bit more depth to them this time, which is fabulous, especially considering they weren't lacking before and it just added to how wonderful the series is. The mystery here was a pretty easy one to solve, but even so there were a few twists that had me wondering about my guess, which was ultimately right.

I have been with series a while, but you can start here without any issues. I think you will love it, like I did and want to read them all though. Get your copy in paperback on June 7th.

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where you can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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