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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

(Psychic Eye Mystery #1)

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Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.
Mass Market Paperback, 295 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Signet
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Mnms Definitely for adults, but a mature teen may enjoy it. It's not pornographic, but some of the crime scenes may be a bit on the harsh side.
Defne Yes. Well sort of. Since this is the first book in a series, the romance is not very developed but it's only set up. The friction between the…moreYes. Well sort of. Since this is the first book in a series, the romance is not very developed but it's only set up. The friction between the characters is really cute. It also does not overwhelm the story, which I personally like. (less)

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Marie-Jo Fortis
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
While I didn't expect an intense, à la Simenon mystery, I didn't contemplate reading something so chatty, either. For the first one hundred pages, it's just useless talk, talk, talk. About the friend of narrator Abby moving out to California, Abby's dog Eggy, Abby and Eggy having breakfast together, Abby's moody clients. I wonder: Does Victoria Laurie perhaps confuse chatty with witty? While there are entertaining moments, and a murder plot finally emerges, Laurie is neither a Janet Evanovich no ...more
Purple Iris
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I think I may have found a replacement for the now horrid Stephanie Plum series. Not that Abby Cooper is anything like Stephanie Plum. But sometimes I need a light mystery with some laughs, and this fits the bill. The characters are pretty likable, but flawed. Like, Abby actually has a bad day and goes off on people for no reason. You know, like a normal person. I appreciated that. And the psychic angle adds a nice little quirk. I really liked the fact that A ...more
KA
Feb 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
I was looking for brain candy; this was the verbal equivalent of Pop Rocks. Actually, I don't know a candy awful enough to stand as an analogy to this book.

Egregious quotations: "Me liiiiikes it!"

"kissed the bejesus out of me."

"He had that effect on people; he was someone who quite literally exuded virility [oh, dear God], and like a scent in the air it tickled the noses of everyone interested. A flutter of insecurity tickled my tummy, and I wished for not the first time
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Whoever has mused that covers attract hasn't lied, for I admit the cover of this book is what first drew me to it. I always am a sucker for cozy mysteries, and this proved to be a fun one.

Abby's personality is a contagious mixture of bubbling awkwardness, firm self-assurance, and strong sense of humanity. Although she's a psychic, she's sure to limit her clients to only two visits per year, in order to prove to them true answers lie within themselves, and not to fall into the trap of
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Aneca
Dec 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
My love of cozy mysteries has no end. Most of the books I read are actually very good (or I’ve been very lucky) and I just finished another good one today. One of the books in this series was set to be discussed at one of my groups and my friend Leya was so nice she sent me a copy of this one I couldn’t find anywhere.


In the Royal Oak suburb of Detroit, thirtysomething Abby Cooper lives a life that’s kind of like vanilla ice cream—good enough, but a little bland. Her work as a P
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Kaity
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on Bitten Books and given 4 stars.

This book was a quick, fun, and light read. It didn't have much substance but I wasn't hoping for any. Laurie had me laughing out loud at certain parts and commending her on many of her witty and sarcastic remarks. I really enjoyed the writing style and feel of this book. It was fast paced without being overwhelming and the subject of a psychic detective never felt contrived or unrealistic.

I enjoyed all of Laurie's cha
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Ian
Ever noticed how superheroes always have really useful superpowers?

Strength, speed, the ability to read minds. No superhero has autoclave vision, or breath so bad that it gets rid of vermin. No superhero has the ability to recite π to 1000 places. Maybe there are semi-heroes who can do those things but I guess they're not superheroes because there's nothing super about that stuff.

Abby Cooper is in the superhero group. She can see into the future with uncanny accuracy. So uncanny err
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Drebbles
Apr 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
After years of struggling to accept her psychic ability, Abby Cooper decides to put her gift to use and starts a business as a psychic intuitive. Her business is doing very well and she is booked months in advance. Abby sees so many clients she can't remember them all and even though she got an "icky" feeling while doing a reading for Allison Pierce, she soon forgets about her. But Allison is murdered and the police, skeptical about Abby's psychic powers, think Abby had something to do with the ...more
Kerrelyn Sparks
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm reading this now and really enjoying it! Smart and feisty heroine, sexy boyfriend/cop and a good romance going on, mystery, action, and suspense, all done with a great sense of humor!
Jennifer
Sep 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
The Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series starts off well and could prove to be very entertaining in the long term, if the main character can get over one annoying and convenient personality trait.

Abby Cooper is a psychic and a powerful one at that. With the help of her guides, she has the ability to interpret just about anyone's future. Through the course of this first book, Abby manages to get wrapped up in a murder investigation. Obviously, Dutch, detective and potential love interest,
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Chloe
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Lately, I’ve been into cozy mysteries. This is only my second officially, but it really sets the bar high for the genre.

Cozy mysteries in general are pretty light and don’t have a lot of substance. Despite that, this book was very enjoyable. First off, we have our protagonist, Abby Cooper, who is a complete badass. She’s snarky, funny, and definitely a strong character throughout. She’s also a psychic, which gives the mystery an unique twist. But Abby also has her flaws; sh
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Lauren
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
3 Stars

Abby Cooper is a psychic therapist who helps her clients find their own paths in life. Unfortunately, Abby’s abilities give her no warning of the upcoming upheaval in her own life when a client is found murdered and her charming blind date turns out to be a detective who now sees her as a prime suspect…

Abby’s humor and practical approach to being psychic make her a particularly likable heroine although there are one or two moments when her b
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MissSusie
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a good little cozy with a psychic twist. Abby Cooper is a psychic, she is also single and has been using a dating service, with one date going well at least she thought it had, but it turns out he is a cop getting a feel for her after one of her clients is killed. At first she has no interest in working with the police but when she realizes that this girl called her and asked for a second reading and Abby blew her off. Now she is feeling guilty and wondering if she would have been more a ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
This was the first book I had read by Ms. Laurie she has a knack for writing a great story mixed in with mystery, psychic abilities and humor. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts of her story. We follow Abby Cooper who is in her thirties and works as a psychic intuitive. She hasn't had a steady relationship for a long time. She decides to put herself on a dating site. Where she meets Dutch who's a bit shady with his profile. Abby is deathly afraid police won't take her seriously and a ...more
Elizabeth
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Abby Cooper is a psychic intuitive; she runs a business wherein she gives readings to others and advises them on future choices. She owns her own house, has a terrific sister, and a fun dog; the only thing missing is a love interest.

Deciding to throw caution to the wind, Abby signs up for an online dating service and is introduced to Dutch, who turns out to work for the local law enforcement agency and is a skeptic when it comes to psychics. While there's a strong attraction between the two, th
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Steph
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye was a great start to what should be a fun series. It introduces us to Abby Cooper, a psychic who works hard, tells it like it is and won't allow her clients to become addicted to relying on her and what she sees in their futures.

One of her clients turns up dead, she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened and, in the process, puts herself in danger. In the romance department, she compares herself to be vanilla ice cream and signs up with an online dating service. S
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Berit☀️✨
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, audiobooks
A great start to what I think will be a really fun series....
Abby is a psychic intuitive... she is very straightforward and honest with her clients... she is also a very likable character.... I really liked how she would confer with her people and how her psychic phone would sometimes ring.... there are also some really good laugh out loud moments in this book..... can't wait to get to the next book in the series...
Kazen
Jul 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I picked this book hoping for a quirky cozy mystery but ended up in romantic suspense hell.

Abby Cooper is a psychic intuitive that can call on her spirit guides for advice and wisdom. She uses her ability to run a successful business advising people on everything from cheating lovers to financial matters. I like the general idea of a psychic but man, she was spot on all the time. Any little tidbit Abby spit out would be verified sooner or later, allowing her an "I told you so" smile.
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Sarai
Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

This is a book I checked out and then it sat in a stack for several weeks until I finally got down to it. I started reading it on break one morning. Then I re
...more
D.C. Menard
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Psychic Eye. Those are the only words you need to know to understand what this book is about. A quirky psychic who has lived her life earning money by doing readings on people. That is until she's connected to the murder of one of her clients.

I found this book absolutely refreshing. It was, of course, about a murder, but somehow managed to keep it light. Which can, of course, be a good or a bad thing. By keeping it light, you keep the reader from becoming too scared, or disliking the
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Dawn
Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
I thought this book would be a piece of fluff - like cotton candy, maybe. I was completely and pleasantly surprised at the wide range of savory flavors I got instead - a pretty well-balanced meal of education, mystery, romance, and intrigue - I'm definitely hungry for more! To specify a little, the education I'm talking about is twofold. Laurie addresses stereotypes so well (I enjoyed seeing scenes of Abby's childhood and how her family related - or rather, didn't - to Abby's gift) - I really em ...more
Myhotstylist
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Laurie never fails to impress me with her writing! I cannot believe I allowed this little gem of a book to sit on my TBR for so long. The story was so engaging, I devoured it in only 2 sittings!

Abby is a psychic intuative who has a nifty little gig going with her best friend Theresa. (who communicates with the dead) When Theresa moves away, Abby goes on a blind date with Dutch (whom she met online) and quickly learns he is a police detective.

When one of Abby's clients turns up dead, s
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Jocina
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up at the bookstore, pulled in by the cover. I am so glad I did! Fast paced, great dialogue and characters so real you might meet them in your neighborhood. I'm a devoted fan for life!
Josephina
This book was an odd combination of good and bad things, for me. I liked it well enough to give the second book in this series a shot, which is certainly something. On the other hand, this took me a much longer time to get through than I normally take for this kind of book. I actually breezed through the entire first half in a couple of hours and then put it down. Finishing the rest of the book took quite a bit longer. I would pick it up, read a little more, remember why I'd put it down to begin ...more
Leah
Mar 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, mystery, chick-lit
Oh man. This book. I like to think of myself as not necessarily a literary snob, but someone who reads good books and casts aside the far less ~deep & thought-provoking~ tales. Sometimes, though, you need some fluff in your life. I had never before heard of cozy mysteries, much less read one prior to coming across this book. ..I do believe I have discovered a new favorite genre. :)

2011 has been a rebirth for me when it comes to literature. I've been going out on a limb, branching
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Jadaloves
Apr 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute little cozy mystery that I enjoyed getting into. I was thrown off at first because the book is written in first person and I’m just not used to reading books written in first person. It took a little getting used to, but once I did the book had a nice flow.

Abby Cooper is a thirty-something woman who makes a decent living giving psychic readings. While she can see the future, her best friend can see the past. I really liked Abby. She’s brave and courageous, and I reall
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Diane Morasco
Abby Cooper frequently has an intuition of what's going to happen to people. So Abby's absolutely astonished that she doesn't get even the slightest hint of the murder that happens to one of her clients.

Then as luck would have it, the sexy detective in charge of the case, Dutch Rivers, happens to be a man Abby went on a date with.


When Abby tries to give Dutch info that may help the case he chalks up her "abilities" as fraudulent.

Infact, the police believ
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Amber
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My love of Victoria Laurie started when I accidently picked up one of her other series of books and read it. Out of order of course but I found it fantastic. This series came recommended to me by several people on Paranormal Book Club. I put it on hold at the library and waited patiently for it to come in. To be honest I am quite obsessed with Psychic's. Love them! Love TV Shows, books, everything. So I knew this was a pretty safe bet for me. I liked it a whole lot. Super easy for me to follow a ...more
Amanda The Book Slayer
***Please see comments before reading review.

Recently read this for my local PNR&UF book club group.

I had mixed feelings throughout. There were a few spots that I felt the author was trying to go out of her way not to be racist but it ended up sounding like she was. So not sure how I feel about that.

I skimmed a good portion of this book due to information overload. Most of it was not necessary to the story.

I enjoyed Abby most times but her vague intuition was a bit annoying. I would have
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Amy
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Should you read this book?
Answer: Hands-down Yes!

Here's why:

This was Victoria Laurie's debut book as she transitioned her career from professional psychic intuitive to writer. Before reading this book I was skeptical of psychics, but if Victoria Laurie is half as good of psychic as her character Abby Cooper, then I definitely want a reading some day.

I would classify this book as a comedy / mystery. Laurie weaves a clever tale as Abby uses her intuitive skill
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