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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
Jun 19, 2012 Alice Liu rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 09, 2012 Particle_Person rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, has-romance
(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
Jul 11, 2012 ❂ Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 03, 2013 Doris rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozies, mystery
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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Cristina (de gustibus non disputandum est)
So I love Abby and her friends. I love the wacky situations that they wind up in. This one felt like it had sharp edges around the wacky. Like Karin Slaughter decided to try writing a cozy mystery. I don't know if I just noticed it now or if its been that way for a while. It's got madcap shenanigans mixed with horrific situations. Regardless, I still love it and I'll keep reading this series.

In this one, Abby and Dutch are working different cases, avoiding Abby's sister who is a planning their w
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Dani
Jul 20, 2012 Dani rated it liked it
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
Aug 17, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
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
Apr 01, 2013 Christina rated it liked it
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Dottie
Aug 08, 2012 Dottie rated it really liked it
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
Aug 09, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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
Jul 23, 2012 Megan Wagner rated it it was amazing
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
Lura (The Life of Serendipity)
You know I was going to give this book five stars, but then I remembered a few things here and there that really bugged me...

Okay first off was anyone else getting tired of when Abby would say it was all right to swear for such and such reason??? Haha I know I did! I got so tired of her saying she had the right to swear because of this, or this reason. I mean for goodness sakes just freaking say it; you know you want to...!

And Abby's constant whining about her hips was annoying as well. I know
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Kimberly Ann
Feb 14, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it liked it

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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Alyssa White
Aug 24, 2015 Alyssa White rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
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.
Kate
Mar 17, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-mystery
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
May 05, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it
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
Mar 15, 2015 Clarissa rated it liked it
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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Ashley
Sep 20, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it
2.5

The mystery was pretty good, but the fake swearing is beyond annoying and now I don't like Kat
Laura Ruetz
Aug 30, 2014 Laura Ruetz rated it it was amazing
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
Toni
Jan 21, 2016 Toni rated it really liked it
After the intensity of "Vision Impossible", I have to say, "Lethal Outlook" was a bit on the slower side, at least for me. Abby is recovering from her injuries sustained from the last book as well as getting back into the swing of things in regards to her life-namely, her and her boyfriend Dutch's move to Austin. Also, she has to deal with some drama from Candice while the two attempt to solve a murder mystery. Eventually, the pace does pick up, but it definitely doesn't have the adrenaline rush ...more
Kim Bishop
Jan 20, 2016 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it
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
Jun 06, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 27, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 01, 2013 Rachelle rated it it was ok
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
Sep 17, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it
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
Aug 11, 2012 Sarai rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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
Aug 27, 2012 Allison Linnette rated it it was amazing
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)
Dec 19, 2012 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it it was amazing
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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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 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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Psychic Eye Mystery (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4)
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