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Lethal Outlook (Psychic Eye Mystery #10)

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The New York Times bestselling author of the “enthralling thriller”* Vision Impossible is back with her newest Psychic Eye mystery, in which psychic Abigail Cooper must rely on her inner vision to search for a missing woman…When a mysterious client approaches Abby with a cryptic message about a young mother who has vanished, Abby is more than willing to get involved. After ...more
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Obsidian (first published July 1st 2012)
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Alice Liu
Fun! Fun! Fun! We're back to basics in Lethal Outlook. No major FBI/CIA cases are needed when Abby Cooper is haplessly drawn into yet another murder while essentially minding her own business. She is back to her usual potty-mouthed self and is super cranky...though she has an excuse, as she endures a painful injury from her adventures in the last book. Though I appreciate the role that Dutch plays in her life, and the places the story lines can go with him, my favorites are really the books wher ...more
Particle_Person
(If you haven't read the previous nine books, ignore my review.) This book was meh, especially coming after Laurie's previous two, which were very enjoyable. The action is slow for the first 60% of the book, and Abbie is especially annoying. She moans and groans even when she knows she's got the weaker argument. She pushes her own work off on other people. The whole wedding subplot is just boring, and the comic relief from Cat wasn't funny or interesting.

I did not like the addition of politics (
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❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
There aren't many cozy mysteries capable of actually making my heart pound but this one did.

First let me say that while I consider this whole series to fall into the 'cozy' category, the nature of the crimes in some of them (like Lethal Outlook) skirt the definition a bit. The crimes in this book are intense and unpleasant - not graphic, but undeniably awful. This is not a poisoning at the garden club. I didn't have a clue who the murderer was and never even considered the culprit a suspect. The
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Doris
This is the latest in a series written by a physic about a physic, and the occasional foray into the mystic is very well done. I especially enjoy a scene where our heroine, Abby, reveals some hard truths to some hardcase cops, purely to prove her skills.

This story, coming on the heels of several where Abby and her fiancé Dutch have worked on high profile cases, is more down home and home town, dealing with a missing woman around Austin, Texas. Abby is asked to figure out what happened, based on
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Dani
Okay, I admit it, I have this love-hate relationship with Ms. Laurie's books. She crafts a well put together plot with a finely crafted mystery. Then there is the dialogue.

Abby and Dutch are finally getting married and Abby has thrown the wedding into her sister Cat's capable hands. However, Abby badly miscalculated in that Cat is the wedding organizer from hell. On top of all of this, Abby has to make some decisions regarding the furnishings and finishings for the home she and Dutch are buildin
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Nancy
When I first started writing this review, I realized how I had focused more on how miffed I was at Ms Laurie for playing the pricing game. By only publishing this book in hardcover, the cost of the Kindle release was automatically increased. I understand that an author has to be fairly compensated for their work; I can live with that, as long as authors realize that they are now forcing some of their regular purchasers into having to wait their turn at the library, where only one copy was purcha ...more
Christina
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Dottie
A delightful mystery, which I actually rated 4.5! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com:


Psychic Abby Cooper has less than fifty days until her wedding to her long time love Dutch, an FBI agent. On the side, Abby also helps out the FBI. But on a recent mission, she and Dutch had both almost died. Recuperating with the aid of a cane, she has returned to work alongside her best friend and business partner Candice, a private eye, who shares the office with her. Overwhelmed by her wedding arrang
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Stephanie
I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could.

In General
I liked this book a lot, in so far as the series goes (at #10 and not bored with it yet; I consider that a success). The murder mystery was interesting. I didn't guess the killer at all, though maybe if I'd put in more effort to thinking about it, I could have. The book definitely sucked me in and before I knew it, I was staying up about 2 hours past when I originally meant to go to sleep.

Small Nitpicks
I was a bit let down by the very end of the book,
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Ann aka Iftcan
This is the latest Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye cozy. In this one, Abby and her partner, P.I. Candice are trying to find a missing woman. Abby is also recovering from being injured while on a job for the C.I.A. She is having to learn to walk again, and is up to using only a cane now. She is in a fair bit of pain, and talks about this a lot in the story.

Eggy (whom I LOVE, btw) is his usual lovable self, even if he only makes a couple of appearances in the story.

Cat is driving Dutch and Abby insane,
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Megan Wagner
Lethal Outlook is one of my favorite in the Abby series. I love how Victoria (I've met her three times; we're cool now (please no restraining orders))maintains the humor and lets her characters develop. Abby is beautifully flawed and easy to relate. Candace and Dutch as her baby-sitters/ bodyguards are awesome as always. Cat makes her return in a giant splash, per usual. I do enjoy a book that makes me laugh and can leave me on the edge of my seat or, more accurately, sit up from my lounged posi ...more
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Abby & Dutch are to be married in the near future, she is avoiding; her sister Cat, who is making all the wedding arrangements, Dave, who is working on the new house, and the gun Dutch bought her as a wedding present so that she can protect herself.

Abby is visited by a woman attorney in disguise who wants Abbey to look into the murder of a missing woman, perpetrated by her client. But due to client confidentiality privilege, the woman in disguise can not give Abby any names, dates or informa
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Dana
A Mystery woman shows up asking for help with no details. Abby is told to watch the news and she will know what she wants help with. Abby and her business partner Candice take on the case and find themselves not only facing reluctant parents who have no faith in Abby's psychic abilities but a man that Abby has a past connection with. On top of this story Abby is dealing with getting around from being injured in the plane crash and keeping her Sister Cat under control with planning the wedding fo ...more
Alyssa White
Victoria never seems to let me down in her books and this one sucked me in that I ended up reading the last 3rd of the book in one sitting. I was quite happy with this one and the fact the last page left you hooked to tackle the next is great! I'm glad I own it! on to the next!
Mindy
Same problem: Abby. I just don't like her that much. I don't think I would be friends with her in real life so it kind of makes it hard to read with her as the main character. However the mystery was good.
Gwen
We meet up with Abby, brooding in her new office, forty-five days before her marriage to Dutch in their new home state of Texas, over the gun she received from Dutch. This gun will ultimately save her life in this murderous case of cheating spouses and girlfriend's betrayal. The writing, and editing are A-one, while character development and the complex plot leaves one grasping. The ending was truly a surprise, once the killer was revealed. The constant foreshadowing throughout the novel of thei ...more
Kate
I really love this series. It has lovable characters like ever loyal, responsible, and loving Dutch. Candice who is strong, opinionated, and an amazing supportive friend. Cat who is determined, hard-working, and a bit neurotic. Abby who is so different and likable that she just hooks you into her story. This book had tons of suspects but none felt right until all the pieces came together at the end. I will say looking over the suspect listing, I did surprisingly think I knew who the killer was b ...more
Diane
This is the first in Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye series (featuring Abby Cooper) of books that I have read. I have read 6 out of her 8 books in the Ghost Hunter Mystery series of books and have enjoyed the majority of them. A wife goes missing and no one knows what has happened to her. A mystery woman stops by the Abby's office asking her to look into the disappearance. There are several suspects and many twists and turns in the story line. The story kept my attention and was a good read. I rea ...more
Clarissa
I love the characters and the mysteries. I'm glad it isn't a grand conspiracy FBI/CIA tale, but I had a few problems with this one.

A swear jar? For a woman over 30? Who cares...

She knows Cat well enough to never give her any control over her wedding, so why did she?

There were a few other moments that seemed really out of character too. Overall, I just felt like the author was looking for placed to insert a conflict because without the conflict there wouldn't be a story. You can have a story whe
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Laura Ruetz
I have never heard of this author before, nor this series. What I can tell you, hands down, is that I am now a fan. I admit, I rolled my eyes at the idea of a psychic playing detective because I did something I shouldn't do...I judged a book by its cover. I thought it might be over the top or silly and it was neither. What it was, was a solid story with characters that I really enjoyed getting to know. The book is captivating, has humor and has a plot that moves along nicely and keeps you guessi ...more
Kim Bishop
Back on their home turf, Dutch and Abby try to resume normalcy, but fate, and Cat aren't having it!

Boy I think Abby is part feline, because she definitely has nine lives! Recovering from injuries occurring from her last adventure, Abby is enduring serious pain and discomfort still with physical therapy. Having to use a cane and not being able to sit for long periods of time, Abby is determined to walk down the aisle without her cane. Abby returns to work and with new clients she is trying to est
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Linda
Another thoroughly enjoyable Psychic mystery from Victoria Laurie! I love this edgy series with a lovable well-defined character who just so happens to be a psychic who has helped the police and FBI solve cases on missing and murdered victims.

Abby Cooper and her FBI hunk boyfriend Dutch are settling into Austin, TX where they are building a new home and finally planning their wedding. There's lots of amusing scenes where Abby is trying to avoid her sister Cat's wedding planning schemes and also
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Jennifer
Another fabulous mystery from the super-talented Victoria Laurie!

Psychic intuitive Abby Cooper is enjoying life in her new home of Austin, Texas. She and her fiancé Dutch are preparing for their wedding and the completion of construction on their dream home... if Abby would just give her opinions to the wedding planner, her sister Cat, and home builder, her friend Dave. Her last adventure (in Vision Impossible) has left her recovering from a broken pelvis so she hobbles away from decision-makin
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Rachelle
Why does a grown woman with no children keep a swear jar? Why doesn't she just curse like a normal adult? Or avoid using expletives at all? If I were just kidnapped, I wouldn't be looking to 'feck' as my choice word. If this is an attempt at comedic relief, it's failing. And the 'Swearing doesn't count when...' bit isn't funny either.

While I appreciate having a leading character who is a bit imperfect, she's a little too immature at times. Kind of hard to believe she'd have her own successful bu
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Dolly
I had stepped away from this series for awhile but am glad I was ready to start again. I realized I missed Abby, Dutch and the crew. This whole series is very well done and quite entertaining. It's a mystery series with psychic lead, a love story and a bunch of zany characters.

What I liked: This was a quick, easy, entertaining read. It's for those moments when you don't want to think too hard and just relax while reading a good story. Having read Ms Laurie's series from the beginning, I was alre
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Sarai
The gang is back for another installment of the Psychic Eye series. There was something a little different about this entry in the series, but I can't put my finger on what it was. More psychic moments? I'm not sure.

The kidnapping scene was a little silly to the point that it pulled me out of the book for a moment. And the ending seemed a bit rushed, but other than that if you enjoyed the other books in the series, you'll like this one too.


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Allison Linnette
I enjoyed this book very much.

I think the book was just as corny and funny as most of the other books in the Abby Cooper series and I enjoyed it for that. The case itself, was very much interesting as well. Abby saying that she didn't think all the people they questioned was the killer, threw me off.

I had at first thought it was the blond friend, Bailey, but after much study of THAT character, I knew it couldn't be her, just as Abby did.

My next guess was that it was Jamie. I just thought that
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
I seriously LOVE Victoria Laurie's mystery series!! They are freaking awesome!! Her Psychic Eye Mysteries have a touch of paranormal to them since Abby herself is the real deal psych! And the mysteries she winds up in are always fraught with danger and psychopaths! It's amazing this girl is still standing, but that's part of what I love about her! She's resilient!

Lethal Outlook continues the long running story of Abby's tale! While it isn't always necessary to read the series in order, you do ge
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Amber
There are a lot of mixed reviews on this book in the series, so I went in a little hesitant, but I have to admit I really enjoyed it. The last 2 books were heavy on the action and felt like they deviated away from where the series first started. I enjoyed the more relaxed pace, the seemingly more real story line, and the relationships/characters seemed to evolve from the standstill they've been living in for the past few novels.

The only problem that I (and apparently several other readers) had
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Andrea Kelly
Lethal Outlook is the 10th book in one of my favorite mystery series. Written by Victoria Laurie, I often go back and forth between the Psychic Eye series, and the Ghost Busting series, trying to decide which one I like best. However, after reading the books back-to-back, I've finally come to the conclusion that the Psychic Eye series is in fact, the better of the two.

Much like the Ghost Busting series, the Psychic Eye series is a fun read, but not particularly serious. And although they have ma
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books and counting. Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and a Y/A thriller, When (Formerly titled Death Date), to be released in early January of 2015.

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Other Books in the Series

Psychic Eye Mystery (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1)
  • Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2)
  • A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3)
  • Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4)
  • Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery, #5)
  • Death Perception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #6)
  • Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery, #7)
  • A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mystery, #8)
  • Vision Impossible (Psychic Eye Mystery, #9)
  • Deadly Forecast (Psychic Eye Mystery, #11)
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