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Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery #7)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  3,717 Ratings  ·  181 Reviews
Business has been frustratingly slow for Abby. She reluctantly agrees to a job with the FBI, putting her at the center of an internal political struggle between two agents. Abby's skills and patience are tested, but when she helps them locate three college students who've mysteriously disappeared, they know she's the real deal. Her intuition says these weren't random abduc ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by New American Library (first published August 29th 2009)
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Holly Brown
Dec 26, 2014 Holly Brown rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I don't ask much from my light reading. When the heroine has the emotional stability of a two year old and can only find solace in her boyfriend's manly arms, I shrug and keep turning pages. When her best friend is engaging in reckless behaviors typically seen in psychopaths, I barely pause. When a painfully stereotypical love/hate relationship between two main characters is given way too many pages to unfold, I roll my eyes but keep going. It's light reading, after all, and I w
What is with these books and people being unexpectedly rich? It's like some sort of wishful thought the author has. I also sigh over how in your face Abby is about her psychic ability--every skeptic she meets (who continues to not believe) is automatically some sort of jerk, and while I wouldn't ordinarily care, I would greatly prefer it if the author was at least a bit subtle about it. As it is, it's like some sort of vendetta against all of the nonbelievers in the world. And, you know, for som ...more
Aug 24, 2011 Loreta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed this series immensely. I am not a fan on scifi, ghosts, vampires or werewolves. I do however like some of the psychics. And when it doesn't become too heavy and you can enjoy a laugh occasionally, I'm in. Victoria Laurie, the author, is an actual police psychic and still does readings so it's enjoyable to read about how she explains the ability her character has and how she uses it. You can pretty much guess the ability she gives her character is actually her own. Ms. Laurie can't ...more
Jul 23, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, love, and immensely enjoy this series. I’m rapidly catching up with the current books in the series and am going to be so disappointed when I do. I really don’t want this to end.

Abby and her PI friend/partner are called in to help the FBI in trying to solve the disappearance of three college students, all from different states, but all the son/daughters of state Congressmen(women). I have been intrigued by physic ability for a long time and sometimes wish I had some ability, but at
Sep 01, 2010 Myhotstylist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 7th installment of Miss Abby Cooper, PI. And I have to say it was one of the best out of the entire series. This book had a more serious tone about it, which I appreciated after all the crazy stunts pulled in Las Vegas. :) The gang buckles down and gets to work hard on this case, leaving no stone unturned. We are introduced to Dutch's new boss, Agent Harrison who is a real "doody-head" and doubts Abby's abilities. There was enough bickering in this book to bring just the right amount ...more
Sep 19, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After my last encounter with MJ Holliday, I was afaid this Psychic Eye mystery would also fall flat.

To my delight, this is probably the strongest adventure Abby's ever been in. It feels like Laurie levelled up on her editor here--people only "moseyed" and "boogied" out of scene ONCE in the entire book. Overall, the writing felt more polished, which made it easier for me to get engrossed in the story.

Giving Abby a hardcore skeptic to battle with really upped the entertainment value of the quieter
Abby and her crew is back, this time on the case of three missing college kids of high-profile parents. We meet Agent Harrison, a total non-believer in Abby's psychic abilities, fix-it friend Dave moves to Texas, friend and business partner Candice experiences a personal tragedy, and of course there's lots of danger and mayhem and not following orders.

I read the other books in the series one right after the other, so I've had a few months in between and I don't know if that accounts for it or i
Oct 17, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite adult mystery series! Abby Cooper, a psychic, is experiencing the economic problems of the downturn in economy in the midwest where she lives. Her appointment calendar is blank. So she jumps at the chance to help the FBI. Special Agent Bill Gaston had been very impressed with Abby's abilities in Las Vegas. The FBI is stumped by a case: three teenagers, children of prominent congress men and women in their respective states, have disappeared over the last few months. Th ...more
Sep 26, 2009 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Laurie never fails me. When I'm in the mood for a quick witted happily written can't put it down book - I can always pick up one from her Abby Cooper Physic Eye series. After her first six books in the series I was expecting it to die down, and the plot to seem not as thought out, but it was great. I actually had to turn the lamp on to read as it was starting to give me chills. FANTASTIC! I love Dutch and Abby's relationship. I am also happy that she is beginning to develop Abby's PI friend ...more
Kim Bishop
Jan 20, 2016 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Previously on Death Perception...

Special Director Super Head Guy of the FBI, Gaston, invited Abby Cooper, Psychic Extraordinaire, to work for the FBI. Gaston is a huge Abby fan, and just loves her to death! I love this guy already...Special Agent boss dude of Dutch's, Agent Robalard goes down for his past crimes right before getting ready to kill Abby, Candace, Cat, Nora and Misty. And Dutch has some "splaining to do" in regards to his security company and moolah he is apparently rolling in!

Jan 07, 2015 ♥Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abby Cooper is at it again, but she has a bit more law enforcement backing this time, or does she? Doom With a View pits Abby's abilities against the skepticism and criticism of an ambitious up and comer with friends in high places. Note: I advise books 1-6 be read before in order to obtain a solid history of multiple characters and their importance.

After the situation in Vegas, no one is more stunned than Abby Cooper that the FBI would like her input on one of their cases. With the dras
Feb 20, 2013 Drebbles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Because of the economy, business is more than a bit slow for professional psychic Abby Cooper so she agrees to help the FBI with a case. She won't get paid but hopes her work on this case will open up future business opportunities. The case she's helping them with is a tough one - three college kids are missing and the FBI suspects the disappearances are connected - but Abby has another tough issue to deal with since the lead investigator for the FBI, Brice Harrington, doesn't believe in her psy ...more
Jul 31, 2016 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'll just jump straight into the plot considering that the characters have already been introduced in the last six books.
Financial times have brought down business for Abby, as well as her frequent injuries. So she agrees to work with the FBI after being asked by Dutch's boss' boss Gaston. Unfortunately, Dutch's new boss Harrison hates the idea of a psychic working on his task force to find missing students. He frequently tests her psychic skills to disprove everything that she
D.C. Menard
This book brings us back to a case that Abby previously glanced over and got nowhere with. Three teenagers have been abducted, and the SAC of the FBI has asked Abby to help them solve it. Unfortunately, the ASAC, who was appointed after it was revealed that the last one had killed a women and has some pretty shady dealings, who also ended up dead after trying to kill both Abby and Dutch, isn't exactly a believer. In fact, he goes out of his way to make sure that Abby doesn't feel, in the slighte ...more
Dec 30, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Oh, Abby Cooper, I've missed you so!! When I read a series, I tend to space out each book rather than reading it all at once. I suppose it's my way of savoring it? It's been a few months since I finished the sixth book in this series, Death Perception, and I couldn't wait to jump back into the story.

This book picks up with a case that was first introduced in the previous book, but went nowhere. Abby, a professional psychic, and her friend Candice, a PI, ar
Brandi ;)
I've always enjoyed this series. However, I seem to always figure out who the bad guy is way, way before Abby even gets a clue. I know the psychic thing isn't perfect and she can't automatically know everything, there wouldn't be a story then. BUT she seems to 'dumb out' when putting things together when her psychic intuition isn't working. That would be fine to a degree, but even I (regrettably with NO psychic powers what so ever) can figure it all out by simply adding together the things she a ...more
Feb 01, 2016 annapi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
Psychic Abby Cooper is surprised to be asked by the FBI to assist in the investigation into 3 missing teenagers, especially as her boyfriend's new boss Agent Harrison is hostile to her ilk. Apparently Harrison's commander is friends with one of the parents and is determined to use all resources available, so Abby and her PI friend Candace face a roomful of hostile or at least skeptical agents, led by one who is eager to expose her as a fraud and kick her off the case. However, they are determine ...more
Nessie Smith
I find this lead female to be pretty lame, not completely weak, but she doesn't grow. She becomes more and more involved with rough and dangerous cases but she still charges first cries and whines later. She doesn't learn to protect herself mentally (you know grow as a physics, or not break down when she sees something bad) nor physically (she doesn't learn self defense or even any weapon training, hell she doesn't even carry mace but she complains how the kid who ran off to class, has his head ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Leya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
A Psychic Eye Mystery series by Victoria Laurie is one of my favourite cozy mysteries. I love that it doesn't have the gore but it has that excitement and the need to find out the who dunnit. And like any other series out there it has its ups and downs, some that you like more than others. But regardless on how much or how little I'll enjoy the book, I know that it will be entertaining.

And this one didn't disappoint. I enjoyed Harrison's skepticism, and his need to test Abby's gift, and I loved
Jan 10, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun mystery in the Abby Cooper series!

I was worried that I might have missed something skipping straight from book 4 to book 7, but luckily there were enough helpful reviews on Goodreads for those books to fill in the gaps. (I do wish my library had books 5 and 6, though - the Vegas arc sounded crazy!)

I really enjoyed getting to "know" Candice in this book, but I find myself wondering why Abby seems to lose touch with other people so easily. She didn't speak to Cat at all this entire bo
Mar 01, 2013 Ricki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series has become a favorite of mine -the character of Abby Cooper, her boyfriend Dutch, and even her PI friend Candice are all unique and interesting. In this installment Abby is flown to Washington D.C. to help the FBI with a troublesome case. Her main opposition is the FBI itself - while some of the agents are open to her ideas and insights, most are not. Agent Harrison is completely closed off to Abby and does everything he can to discredit her and her ideas. He is a tough-as-nails FBI ...more
Whether you believe or not doesn't matter, the fun is in the reading. I think this 7th book is my favourite of Victoria Laurie's Abigail Cooper Psychic Eye series. To be honest, I haven't read many but the conflicts and characterizations in Doom With A View are so hilarious, yet serious at the same time. When Abby is teamed up with an FBI hardcore unbeliever as the lead investigator and her so cool PI partner Candice, you just know things are going to get volatile. But with three missing teens, ...more
Shirley Worley
Oct 26, 2013 Shirley Worley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each Psychic Eye mystery is better than the last! Psychic Abby and her best friend, PI Candace are invited to weigh in on an FBI case involving three missing teens from different states. Abby and Candace may have been approached by the head of the department, but the agent Abby must report is also her boyfriend Dutch's boss and VERY skeptical of her abilities, to the point of outright displays of hostility. He and Candace spar verbally as she defends her friend. Abby's intuition proves a connect ...more
Doom with a View was one of my favorite Psychic Eye installments so far. In it, we find Abby and her partner-in-crime PI friend and partner, Candice off to possibly work with the FBI to solve the case of three missing college students. Possibly because the man in charge of the investigation, Agent Harrison, does not believe in psychics. His disbelief is so strong that he sets up tests for Abby to complete to prove her abilities. It quickly becomes clear that no matter how Abby responds to his te ...more
I love this series. L-O-V-E it.

Now don't get me wrong - this isn't Pulitzer material but nor is it holiday-reading-fluff. Truth be told, the series started a smidgen slow for me. Books scrapping 3 stars but there was something that kept me returning to the Psychic Eye series by author Victoria Laurie.

You know those female lead characters who are strong, brave, hilarious and stunning at the same time? Fortunately Abby Cooper isn't one of them ... she's one of us and that is the real charm of the
Another great read from author Victoria Laurie. (Psychic Intuitive) PI Abby Cooper and (Private Investigator) PI Candice Fusco take their partnership on the road when the FBI asks them to consult on a high profile case involving missing college students. The girls do what they do best, solving the crime anyway they see fit, even when it lands them in handcuffs! This novel was filled with lots of laugh out loud moments, a great twisty plot, chemistry out the wazoo and a very satisfying ending. I ...more
Dec 29, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Victoria Laurie is a talented storyteller. Her words paint a detailed, vivid picture that you can instantly imagine. The storyline and plot are written amazingly and without a hitch. I was hooked in from the first page and loved every moment of it. It's another adventure and this time, Abby and Candice join forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Each character contributes something, and I love how they all have depth, instead of feeling like they are two-dimensional in a lot of books I ...more
Aug 15, 2014 Alicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
I really enjoyed this one. I love the team of Abby and Candace. The one thing I must say is that I always figure out Abby's psychic clues before she does. They are so obvious I want to scream them at her. I pretty much had this one figured out in the end. Needless to say I read this in like 2 days. Abby has a tough time with Agent Harrison who she has to convince she is a real psychic but he's not buying it. To make it worse, he is Dutch's new boss. His old boss was a murderer. Of course Candace ...more
Dharia Scarab
Jul 23, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Jan 03, 2011 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doom with a View is from the other paranormal series by Victoria Laurie, Psychic Eye Mysteries. Abby is a psychic with her own business in Royal Oak Michigan (why I picked this book up, I live near RO.) Abby always seems to find herself mixed up in some mystery either because of a client, her handyman Dave, or her yummy FBI Agent BF.

In Doom with a View Abby is asked to come work for the FBI as a consultant on a case of 3 missing teenagers. Of course it wouldn’t be the government if they weren’t
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Psychic Eye Mystery (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • 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)
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  • Lethal Outlook (Psychic Eye Mystery, #10)
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“What do you think?” I asked her.
Candice took her time answering, which is one of the reasons I really like having her as my partner—she’s cool under pressure. “I think that, ultimately, this isn’t about someone else’s personal agenda. It’s about the missing kids. It’s about the frantic parents wanting an answer, and it’s about the bastard who will continue to take other parents’ kids and possibly hurt them until he’s stopped. I also think that you’re damn good at what you do, and I’m damn good at what I do, and we have no reason to apologize to anyone for how we make our living. So I think we should head to Washington and show this prick what we’re made of.”
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