Lethal Outlook (Psychic Eye Mystery, #10)
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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 (...more
❂ 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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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,...more
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
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.
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
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
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Jessica
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...more
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...more
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...more
Felicia
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Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Lethal Outlook was another wonderful entry in the Psychic Eye Mystery Series! I flat-out had fun and my parents (who borrowed it) really enjoyed it too.

Story Thoughts: I am a huge fan of the Psychic Eye Mysteries. I really like Abby, Dutch, and her surrounding friends/family. She is a br...more
Ami
FINALLY, this is Abby back in her old roots - without any CIA/FBI plot! I did write on my opinion for the last Abby book, Vision Impossible, that I disliked the CIA plot since it went a bit too far from the Abby's cases I enjoyed previously. There is nothing of that here. Abby even refuses one case from the FBI (it's about mall bomb) because she thinks the case will be solved by the team without her help. I am SO happy for that!!

A mysterious woman comes to Abby's office, saying that she's a lawy...more
Misericordia
*I believe I may be irrecoverably addicted to this series*
I haven't finished reading it yet and already I want to lay my hands on the next book in this series. Uhh, why, oh why I didn't wait with reading books ## 9 & 10 until the # 11 was here?



I loved every minute of it! I want more and can't wait until the next book of this wonderfully awesome series will be here!
I hope this story will continue on and on and on as it keeps going better with the new books!
I am by no account trying to infl...more
Tisha
This was my first time reading author Victoria Laurie's writings. I was pleasantly surprised. Considering I have a thing for criminal justice and humor, this book was awesome! It is the first book in her, 'The Phychic Eye Mystery Series', and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series AND her ghost hunter series. This book will have your attention from start to finish. Recommended read.
Darlene Ferland
Abby and Dutch are getting married but neither want to take the time out to actually plan their wedding. . . Step in Abby's sister Cat. As with many of Victoria Laurie's stories, the happy couple is moving against the tide. This time, though, it isn't easy to figure out who the is villain of the story. After I read who it is, mind you I didn't know it until I read it, it was a great choice.
Shirley Worley
Great book - tenth in the Psychic Eye series. Love the great working relationship between Abby and Candace. The only thing I don't care for is how immature Abby acts at times. She owns her own business and partners with her friend, yet she can't be responsible to help make simple decisions about her own wedding (and her sister Cat is doing all the work!) or meet with Dave (who is sadly missing during most of this installment) to pick out the finishes for her own house. Also, Abby often storms ou...more
Sally
Oh, Abby, you do manage to get yourself into some fine messes!

Abby is still recovering from her last brush with death and planning her wedding to her FBI beau, Dutch. When she is finally well enough to return to work, a mysterious new client comes to see her about taking a case but she couldn't give Abby details. After watching the news that evening, Abby knew just which "big" case the mysterious client was referring to: the disappearance of a young wife and mother.

Abby and her partner, Candice,...more
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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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