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A Panicked Premonition

(Psychic Eye Mystery #15)

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The New York Times bestselling Psychic Eye Mystery series continues with P.I. Abby Cooper facing the ultimate locked room murder...
Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape and solve many a crime but she s about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby s husband Dutch has a s
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Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Berkley
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Well, I don't know. I didn't totally figure out who done it and that was probably the best thing about this read. But honestly, I was distracted by how bad Abby's character came off this book. She was a complete contradiction. She could read the intentions of a complete stranger she'd never met, but couldn't figure out if a friend was guilty through the ether. She told Brice she wouldn't claim her FBI ties during her and Candace's investigation and admonished Candace for thinking it. Yet, the fi ...more
Ami
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
3.75 stars rounded up

While I thought A Panicked Premonition was another solid addition in the Psychic Eye Mystery series, but I thought the crime was a bit too violent this time. Initially, I consider this series to fall in the cozy mystery genre -- even with dangers like strapped-bomb or murders in the previous books. However, this time the crime involved (view spoiler) and I wonder if I could still consider this cozy...

In any case, there a
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Christine
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
This is the fifteenth book in the psychic eye series and I think it is one of the best in the series. Abby and Candice's husbands are FBI agents but who also have a side business with their friend Dave installing panic rooms and security for rich clients. When one morning Dave's wife calls Abby to say Dave never came home and if Abby has seen him, they realize he is missing. They trace his movements to one of the clients houses and in turn finds the family murdered along with the maid and the ga ...more
Kathy Martin
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifteenth book in the Psychic Eye series and the first one that I have read. After some initial fear that I wouldn't know enough, I began reading this and was quickly drawn into the story. Abby Cooper is a professional psychic married to an FBI Special Agent named Dutch who has a side business providing security and panic rooms to the very wealthy. She works with her friend Private Investigator Candice who is married to Dutch's partner Brice.

After one of Dutch's partners, Dave, goes
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The Bibliophile
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
Abby and Candice is doing everything in their power to find a friend before it is too late. If doing so will save their husbands business as well it will be totes amazing.
This could easily have been a five star book if it wasn't for a few pesky issues.

Abby has grown a lot since the first book. It is one of my favorite things about this series. No book is exactly the same. However, I have noticed that Laurie is starting to lose track of her characters and the case seemed to drag on for almost eve
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Westminster Library
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of Dutch’s flirting clients insists on a meet and greet with Abby. Then, she requests Abby to do an unethical psychic reading of a man, which Abby refuses to do. Dave, the contractor, disappears in mysterious circumstances. The murders begin -- connected with their side business of panic room installations.

Abby says, “I’m, like, the Paleo queen, and I don’t have that layer of blubber around my middle anymore. …Do you want to see my abs?”

Find A Panicked Premonition at the Westminster Public L
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Karen
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Saturday I started and finished A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie. This is the 15th book in the series and I am truly amazed by her ability to write books I simply can not put down. She has a wonderful way of writing not only characters but intense scenes that are so easy to picture that you feel so involved in the story. While these are paranormal cozy mystery books they also have an element of suspense that you do not often find in cozies. I know these would make amazing movies as the ...more
Taryn
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Laurie is a favored author and knows how to bring a story not to mention a mystery to life. Each book just gets better and better, I always look forward to new releases. In this 15th book of the series Abby has settled into life in Texas and made some healthy changes. Her husband Dutch's side business is booming and all is looking well for the couple and their future. When two of Dutch's clients are found murdered and friend/handyman Dave is the main suspect Abby must use her ability to find the ...more
Teresa
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
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K
Nice story, but I thought Abby's physic ability was underused. Not that the suspense wasn't great, but I thought the whole point of the series is for Abby to use her sixth sense to help solve the case, with (understandable) minor roadblocks here and there, rather than dead ends (no pun intended). Honestly, it just felt like a normal murder mystery.
Dolly Sandor
4.5 Stars!

Fantastic addition to the Psychic Eye Mystery series!

What I liked: I’ve read this series when it first came out, took a break because so many books, not enough time, and Ms Laurie has found a way to keep it fresh and entertaining. I’m to the point where I would really love to hang out with Abby and Candice. Yes, they’re best friends but their personalities complement each other in a great way.

In A Panicked Premonition, the emphasis is on a new business Dutch (Abby’s husband, FBI agent)
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meghann
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book came out right when I needed it. I've had the past couple of weeks off from work and thought I'd be reading non-stop. I've started several books at the moment that I have enjoyed, but I just haven't felt too motivated to sit down and read. Well, this book brought me out of my slump. I don't even know how many books we are into this series, but I always love the Abby books. This is book number 15 in the series, and I hope there will be 15 more.

This one had so many twists and turns that
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Sheryl
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites in the series, probably because the mystery was very exciting and intricate. It kept me guessing and turning pages. And of course, Abby, Candice, Dutch, Brice and Nikki were as fun as ever.
Julie H.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper and her gun-toting, Porche-driving business partner Candice Fusco, and their FBI agent spouses Dutch and Brice, respectively, (honest, I did not make those ridiculously macho names up) all live and work in Austin, Texas. As a sideline to their lucrative work as Special Agents, Dutch and Brice install panic rooms in absurdly wealthy peoples' homes. When a particularly brutal execution-style murder happens at one of their clients' homes, and a business partne ...more
Shannon Flynn
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Abby's new diet and fitness regimen takes a fast backseat when Dave the former handyman not only goes missing but is suspected of murdering his and Dutch's wealthy clients.
The ether feels bad in this particularly frustrating case. Readers finally learn Dave's "old lady"'s real name just as they're wondering if he's been lying to Abby and Dutch for years.
Not much is as it seems, as the 1% strives to protect their own while Abby's crew tries to find AND clear Dave.
The action picks up fast and roll
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SouthWestZippy
Once again Abby has to solve a case involving a friend that is linked to her husband and herself. Sorry that type of case is getting old not just in this series but all series. I did find myself getting pulled into the twist and turns because of the writing but I found myself getting lost in a couple of places while trying to keep track of what all is going on. Abby has grown so much but the lack of her abilities being showcased more in solving the case was a big turn off. Something else was a l ...more
Sherry
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular!!!!!!

Absolutely chilling with such high energy I could barely catch my breathe! Abby, partner Candice, & their respective FBI husbands Dutch & Brice are locked in a desperate race to save their good friend Dave & prove his innocence in a very grizzly, horrendous mass murder. A few catch your breath moments are provided by some snappy banter between Abby & Candice, & lots of sensual interludes between Abby & breathtaking hubby Dutch. Abby's psychic sense provi
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☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
DD 02 Jan 2017. Aaaaand now I want more of Abby! More!

And as it has become a tradition of mine to rate books of this series a bit (lot!) earlier than I can actually get my hands on it in order to be able to happily reinforce this rating at a muuuch later date post factum.

My favourite series about Abby rules on! I really hope there are lots of further books down this road for me.
Erin
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Thought I was in the mood for something really light. Just couldn't get into it, there were too many OOC moments, the cutesy language wasn't working for me, and had more violence than I expected from a cozy mystery. Ended up skimming, and read the conclusion just to verify that I knew whodunnit.
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A Panicked Premonition
Psychic Eye Mystery, Book #15
By Victoria Laurie
ISBN: 9780451473905
Author Website: http://www.victorialaurie.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt


Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling Psychic Eye Mystery series continues with P.I. Abby Cooper facing the ultimate locked room murder…

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape and solve many a crime but she’s about to f
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Mary Brown
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Panicked Premonition
A Psychic Eye Mystery, Book #15
Victoria Laurie
5 Stars

Synopsis:


In New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie’s newest Psychic Eye mystery, Abby Cooper has one rule to follow: don’t panic!

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape—and solve many a crime—but she’s about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby’s husband Dutch has a side business providing security and buildi
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Kim Bishop
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the latest installment of the Abby Cooper series, Abby's handyman and dear friend Dave finds himself in a pickle, we learn his wife's actual name, and the Scooby gangs future all get tossed upside down and turned inside out as they work on the most emotional and intense investigation to date! Will this be the end of the road for the trio of besties, or will they get their happily ever after? Lets find out!

The story takes us back to Dutch's side business involving his security company that mor
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Nancy
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
My thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for an opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book.

I love it when I am reading a mystery and begin to have my own “but what about” questions and then one by one the author answers them. “It’s like she gets me” (ok, you will have to read the book to get that reference).

This is a unique series in that fourteen or so books back this was a cozy mystery series and within time, they have shifted more to a regular mystery with parts and subjects that are
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Shannon
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another stellar entry in the Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series. In this one, Abby and crew are on a mission to clear friend and coworker Dave's name after he becomes prime suspect in the murder case of one of Dutch's wealthy clients. Not only is this case full of disjointed clues that lead the team in circles, but it also contains a sort of "chaotic energy" that messes with Abby's intuitive abilities to make accurate predictions.

The plot is just thick enough to keep you guessing without being too
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One Thrifty Reader
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I’ve read and enjoyed all the books in the Psychic Eye cozy mystery series by Victoria Laurie. In the latest book in the series, A Panicked Premonition, psychic Abby Cooper’s husband Dutch has started a new business building “safe rooms” in the homes of the very wealthy in Austin, Texas, while also still working for the FBI. His partners are their friends Brice, who is Dutch’s boss at the FBI, and Dave, a master carpenter.

One morning Abby and Dutch get a panicked call from Dave’s wife, Gwen. Dav
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Sarai
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Abby and the gang are back and up to their usual tricks. I didn't feel like Abby used her psychic abilities as much in this book as in others, but overall if you've liked the others in the series, this one will be a nice addition.


Book description:
Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her inner visions to get her out of many a scrape—and solve many a crime—but she’s about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby’s husband Dutch has a side busine
...more
Melissa
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
This is the first Victoria Laurie book that I had a hard time reading. Its like I just couldn't get in the story (with this said- I also moved to a different state and started a new job while reading this book)- so perhaps, it was more on my end than the book?

I like the changes in Abby. I think as a human being we change. We try to be healthier. We have days where we still want five burritos. And when you're in a happy marriage- you may sexualize your husband in the context of your mind. So when
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Debbie
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my second Abby Cooper book. Yes, I know, a little late to the game. However, this character is really growing on me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading reading this book. Lots of quirky characters, action and suspense. All right up my alley!

This one involved a murder in a panic room. What? Isn't that where you go to be safe if your house is being invaded? Abby's husband is seriously involved in this on a very personal reason. His side company builds panic rooms and. . . they just happened to b
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Marilyn
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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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