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Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery #4)

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When a childhood friend of Abby's from Denver, Colorado, finds herself short one bridesmaid, it doesn't take a professional psychic to see the opportunity for a much-needed getaway. But one bridesmaid after the next is mysteriously flying the coop, and Abby's intuition tells her their final destination isn't pretty. With the wedding party falling apart and her gift of sigh ...more
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Published September 5th 2006 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Jen Hill
Dec 15, 2008 Jen Hill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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D.C. Menard
Jun 17, 2011 D.C. Menard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How Abby gets herself into these situations, I will never know.

Victoria Laurie delivers yet another charming edition to her psychic eye series. In Killer Insight, Abby Cooper, professional psychic, finds herself flying to a friends wedding to fill in for a newly missing bridesmaid after breaking up with her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers. It doesn't take long for Abby's crew to start singing, and Abby soon realizes that the bridesmaid she's filling in for isn't missing, she's dead. She pairs
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Dharia Scarab
This was one of my least favorite books in the series, mostly because the book starts with my least favorite TV show plot devise. This is where the show opens with the main character is in some dire circumstance, and then goes back in time to show you how they got there.

This book was made worse by the character knowing this was a flash back and constantly adding negative foreshadow at the end of chapters. "Oh if only I'd done X instead...." Kind of stuff.

Still a good series, but this one drove m
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Paradoxical
Ehhhh, mixed feelings! I'm reading these books for some light fun. That being the case, I try very hard to ignore inconsistencies and things that make me go "what the hell?". Still, a few things... Abby is supposedly close friends with the bride, but (ignoring the fact that we never heard about the girl in the previous books [which is fine to me, I suppose the author can't plan out everything]) it feels like they're great childhood friends. It doesn't seem as if Abby knows much about her friends ...more
Sharon
Jan 02, 2012 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery

Bumping up to 3 stars....

Parts of this book I liked, the other parts were just meh....

Abby finds herself running away from a relationship (meh #1) to be a bridesmaid in her best friend's wedding. Her heart really isn't to it, but she goes because they are very close....yet she knows none of the other bridesmaids (meh #2), Her pyschic intuition is off and she's not quite to her intuitive self (meh #3) and finds herself in a heap load of dead bridesmaids.

Like I said, I did enjoy certain parts. I
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Yolanda Sfetsos
Jan 01, 2011 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is the fourth book in the Abby Cooper, A Psychic Eye Mystery series. I just adore this series. Picking up one of these books is like catching up with a bunch of old friends. And I just love Abby. She's so darn cool! I've actually had this book on my bookshelf for almost a year, but because I put it with the other ones, it was in the back. :/ And it wasn't until I picked up the fifth book last weekend that I remembered I still hadn't read this one. Lol.

Anyway. I loved it! Pretty much read th
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Avery
Mar 11, 2012 Avery rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, I enjoy reading mindless fluff. And that’s exactly what the Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye mystery series is. Never deep, complicated, or overwhelmingly reeling, I found the first three books in the series to be fun and easy. I took them at face value and didn’t judge harshly. After all, they entertained me.

I ignored Abby’s annoying behavior (e.g. a woman never tells a man that she sat by the phone all week waiting for him to call – unless she’s a Victoria Laurie heroine named Abby Cooper).
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Joanne
This is the fourth book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series that I have thoroughly enjoyed! Although it can be a stand alone book, I really like the way I'm getting to know the characters as the series progresses.

In Killer Insight, Abby, a professional psychic who sometimes helps the police with cases, and her FBI agent boyfriend, Dutch, have had a less than romantic Valentine's Day dinner, culminating in Abby realizing the relationship is over and asking Dutch to please leave. Heartbroken, she re
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Lori Whitwam
I had gotten away from this series for some reason and now I can't think why. If the first 3 were as good as this one... The heroine, Abby, is sharp, funny, compassionate, oddly naive, and has a fascinating and satisfying psychic ability. The supporting characters are strong, the romance rewarding... In this book, Abby visits Denver for a friend's wedding, but bridesmaids start vanishing, and the groom might be a suspect. Laurie leaves breadcrumb trails of information throughout the book, and wh ...more
Pam Herrmann
Wow. A psychic gets shot. How could she have missed that? Enough said.
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
This book was a bit better than the last books that I've read in the series - although, I gotta say - Mercury Retrograde was a huge tipoff when things started to get screwy with Dutch and Abby. However, it was well-played. :)

Again, Abby needs a temper lesson and needs to stop flying off the handle. Her character is becoming shrill and intolerant. It's starting to make me like her less.

Duffy and Ellie were good supporting characters and the twist was actually something I didn't see coming until t
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Sandy
Aug 11, 2009 Sandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a mix of mystery, romance, and chick-lit. While I read it I didn't enjoy it as entirely as I would have with the other books in the series. Killer Insight was a long read but it was average for me. The suspense is delivered excellently as well as the mystery, character development, and storyline. It was a light read but nothing spectacular or off-the-charts. However, I do recommend it because the entire series is delightful and fresh for me as I've never read a book about a psychic. ...more
Stacy
Jul 26, 2011 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one isn't as good as some of Laurie's earlier books in this series...but it doesn't mean I didn't go out and order every other book in her series once I finished this one. As usual, I read this one in one day and I loved it! It makes me want to either be a psychic or befriend one. I really enjoyed this story--I felt like it gave us some insight into Abby's life outside her role as a psychic. While Laurie's books are "easy" and "mindless," I can't help but love her and would recommend her to ...more
Cathy
Mar 01, 2015 Cathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to read a cotton candy book like this when you can't imagine ever wanting to be friends with the main character.

I really like the psychic twist in these fluffy books. Since Victoria Laurie is an actual psychic, it makes it interesting.. other than that, though, it wasn't my favorite of hers that I've read by a long-shot. Usually, knowing that the books are just fun to read and not to be taken seriously in any way, I can ignore Abby's dumb behavior. In this one, though, I found myself g
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Kate
Mar 11, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
One of my favorite things about this series is that each book isn’t a cookie-cutter mystery to solve. The books are highly original and very entertaining. Abby faces some very scary life in danger situations while other times the things that occur in the book just make you laugh-out-loud.

In this book, Abby finds herself newly single and out-of-town for an old friend’s wedding. When Abby spots a recent picture of her friend Ellie with a girl that has passed on, Abby soon realizes that she’s the
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Kelly
Aug 07, 2015 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, they amped up the excitement a bit more, created a bit more drama and added some spicy-ness. Which of course was fun. Easy read. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Alicia
Jul 31, 2014 Alicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
So this is probably one of my faves so far. This one starts out with Abby's death. Then it flashes back to explain how she got to that point. Abby and Dutch break up on valentine's day right before abby goes to a girlfriend's wedding. Heartbroken, she almost decides not to go..but her girlfriend calls and says that one of her bridesmaids has disappeared and can Abby fill in. So of course she does. You will most likely not see the end coming. There is a good twist on at the end on who the killer ...more
Sandie
Jul 21, 2015 Sandie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers who enjoy paranormal aspects to their stories as well as a touch of romance
Recommended to Sandie by: John Kwiatkowski of Murder by the Book
Abby Cooper, psychic intuitive, has been dating FBI agent Dutch Rivers for many months now. That they love each other is clear, and so is the fact that they are both stubborn. They end up in a fight with misunderstandings, and Abby takes it to mean they've broken up!

An old friend of hers is getting married, and one of her bridesmaids went missing several days ago, so she asks Abby to be her attendant. With a desire to get out of Dodge, Abby agrees and hops on a plane bound for her old neighborho
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Kim Bishop
Jan 20, 2016 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book starts out with Abby and Dutch preparing for Valentine's Day, (well Abby was, apparently not Dutch), and their trip together to Colorado for Abby's friend Elle's wedding. Abby appears to be having some trouble during a reading with miscommunication with her client, and she should have known better! This sets the stage for the rest of the book, and it ain't pretty people! I don't think there have ever been this many tears and laughter rolled into one book until now.

As Abby prepares for D
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Patrícia Schmidt Rodrigues
I’v been reading Victoria Laurie’s novels called Psychic Eye the protagonist is a woman named Abby Cooper, she’s the real deal, a true psychic, and she charge for every session one hundred bucks, she lives in her own house, but the house is in a awful state and she’s reforming it for a wile. She lives with her Dog Eggy. Cat her sister is married with a Golf professional and have children, twins. Abby is single and so her sister insists that she have to try some of those dating sites, one evening ...more
Drebbles
Oct 20, 2012 Drebbles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
Upset when she breaks up with her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, on Valentine's Day, the last thing psychic Abby Cooper wants to do is go to a wedding. But her friend Ellie, who lives in Colorado, needs her - one of her bridesmaids has dropped out of the wedding and gone to California to find her ex-boyfriend. Abby agrees to fill in as bridesmaid, thinking the change will do her good. But Abby's psychic intuition tells her that the missing bridesmaid, Gina, is dead and she works with Ellie's ...more
Elizabeth
Nov 26, 2008 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Upset when she breaks up with her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, on Valentine's Day, the last thing psychic Abby Cooper wants to do is go to a wedding. But her friend Ellie, who lives in Colorado, needs her - one of her bridesmaids has dropped out of the wedding and gone to California to find her ex-boyfriend. Abby agrees to fill in as bridesmaid, thinking the change will do her good.

But Abby's psychic intuition tells her that the missing bridesmaid, Gina, is dead and she works with Ellie's
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Jenn
Feb 25, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This installment of the Abby Cooper Psychic Eye mysteries follows Abby to Denver where she gets into trouble . . . AGAIN! Believing that she is filling in for an AWOL bridesmaid and escaping her relationship to Dutch (they get into another fight), she flies off to Denver and is then consumed by the mystery of the AWOL bridesmaid. Then another one disappears. And another. Abby helps the local hottie sheriff with the investigation while realing from her breakup with Dutch.

Just as good as the othe
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Sarai
Abby Cooper is back in this fourth of the Psychic Eye series. Mercury is in retrograde, which screws up communications between people. So when Abby and her boyfriend Dutch have a big fight on Valentine's Day, she thinks the relationship is over. I mean, he bought her a cell phone - hello? She goes to Denver to attend a childhood friend's wedding only to discover that one of the bridesmaids has run off after an old beau and her friend needs her to fill in. Then the psychic readings really start t ...more
Chibineko
I had no idea that so many spirits were hovering around just to prove that Abby's powers are genuine. The book was great, but the constant grandstanding "oh, you don't believe me? Your dead relative says _______" really ruined it for me. There was also one part where Laurie really contradicted herself, as in one part where she said that psychics weren't always turned "on", yet Abby is always able to switch on to contradict a skeptic or get that oh so convenient clue.

Anyway, onto the plot. The p
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KarenF
Sep 02, 2012 KarenF rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozy, kindle
After reading a couple of mysteries in a row where I'd guessed the outcome I was happy to read one where I didn't figure it out until the protagonist did. When reading a mystery I love an ending that you don't see coming but that makes sense in retrospect. For me, this book was one of those and I thought the mystery part was solid.

What held this one back from enjoying it as much as I had others in the series was Abby herself. For a psychic she certainly misses some big clues from people she's in
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♥Jamie
Nov 06, 2014 ♥Jamie rated it it was amazing
Next in the Psychic Eye series by Victoria Laurie is Killer Insight. Probably one of the best in the series, this adventure with the brave, yet cool Abby Cooper starts in a big way that immediately grabs the attention of the reader.

Summary:
Abby hooks us into this story right from the start as she is shot by an as yet unknown killer. While lying on the ground knowing she is dying, Abby takes us with her on the flashback of the last week of her life. It all begins on Valentine's Day. Abby is hear
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Amy
Jul 25, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Should you read this book?
Answer: Have you been reading the series?
If Yes, then you probably should to keep up with the story-line.
If No, then I would pass.

Here's why:

This novel is not Victoria Laurie's best. While the book ends with a bang, it takes forever to get there. The last 50 pages are the best of the whole book, by far. The beginning of the book drags as Abby deals with personal issues about her relationship with Dutch and her burgeoning relationship with Duffy. The conflict between
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Dinique Brooks
I'm gonna be honest. I didn't read this book fully. I jumped a lot of pages and chapters. To get the main jist and not much more.

And I realized... it's because I really don't like Abby Cooper. First book was fine. Second book got a little questionable. Third book made me wanna punch her lights out.

Unlike other people, I actually like Dutch. A lot. And that's sort of what motivated me to jump because he's nowhere in the book except for the end. And my opinion, Duffy and he aren't interchangeable.
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Tracy
Apr 24, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Dear fellow reviewers: As I'm about to pick up this 4th book in the series, I briefly scan the reviews here at Goodreads to find out if the series is still 'holding up'. Imagine my chagrin when 11 of the first 22 reviews I scan tell me that Dutch and Abby break up. It bothers me to even mention it here in my first paragraph, but 50% of the unhidden reviews I looked at are blaring this spoiler. Yes, ladies (and gents), sharing this tidbit of information (and recapping the plot - they've already r ...more
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