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Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery #5)

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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, is having a hard time getting over a gunshot wound from her last case-especially because she didn't see the shots coming. Out of work and second-guessing her abilities, she tries to get back in the saddle by helping her boyfriend Dutch with some of his FBI cases. And soon enough, her intuition returns-with a vengeance.
Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by NAL
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Beth
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
The two stars are for Candice, since it was nice to see that character filled out a bit.

But if this had been the first book of this series I'd read, it would have been the last. She did neither of her main characters Abby (represented in this book as a flighty selfish self absorbed adloescent bimbette) or Dutch (Can't wait to see what he does if they have kids and she doesn't like one? put it in a car trunk and ditch it in a lake? or maybe foist it on his mother?) any favors in this book. I'm g
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D.C. Menard
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
In this installment of the psychic eye series Abby finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation. Two, actually, and neither of them very recent. When Dutch asks her to look into some cases for him, she accidentally gets a hit on one that's already been solved. The only problem is, the wrong guy is doing time. Now Abby's gone undercover in a crooked loan business and it might be more dangerous than a bullet to the chest.

I thoroughly enjoy this series. I haven't rated it very high b
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Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
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Crime Seen begins with Abby living with her boyfriend Dutch while she gets better. Things have been crazy with her for a while now, and she's afraid to get back to her job. However, when a friend of hers moves to town she decides that she may have a new partner now, and go undercover to help solve a case that Dutch asked her to. And one he didn't ask her to do, but she felt compelled to do it anyway.

This book was really good. And I think it had a lot of
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Steph
In Crime Seen Abby is staying with Dutch while she recovers from her injuries. He gives her a few case files to look at to see if her "guides" offer any tips or leads he can follow. He and Milo are preparing for the parole hearing for a man who confessed to killing a cop. These two cases become mingled when Abby searches for clues. Not sure if her psychic mojo has been lost or not, she's uneasy about starting back with her clientele. So, to save some money, she offers to share space with her fri ...more
June Ahern
This was my first read of Victoria Laurie's Abby Cooper mysteries and it was entertaining, cute, fun and had a good crime theme going on. I, like some others, don't read romance novels, but I liked the slip in for Abby's relationship with her boyfriend although he does put up with a lot of her "stuff". She is quirky. She does seem a rather spacey woman to get herself involved with such dangerous villains. Lucky she stays alive during it all. A light spoofy kinda read, I think. Being a psychic my ...more
Sho
Jun 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
One of the things I enjoy about this series is that the characters have to live with the consequences. Abby got shot in the last book, so she is still having some problems. Candice her client/friend has moved to town and now she has a professional partner in investigating crimes. There was more mystery/detecting than the previous book. I enjoyed reading about Abby trying out to be a real sleuth going undercover for the first time. I also really liked that Candice is a kickass no-nonsense type g ...more
Wendy
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Another great Psychic Eye book. In this book Abby is recovering from the gunshot wound that she received in her last book. She is staying with Dutch and is having a hard time trusting her intuitive powers since she feels that they let her down when she got shot. In steps Candice, her PI friend with an offer that Abby just can not refuse, and which helps to get Abby right back into the thick of things. She helps Dutch with a couple of FBI cases while at the same time works behind Dutch's back wit ...more
Tori Centanni
I have a pet peeve where one half of a couple hates the other's pet and are seen as justified in doing so. So while I love this series of psychic mysteries, and will keep reading, I am 100% annoyed that Dutch gave away his cat(!!!) and got a dog, because Abby hated the cat. Not okay. Sure, he gave the cat to his mom, whom the cat knew, so he didn't just drop it off at a shelter, but seriously. Rennovate your house to build her a closet, man, that's cool. But giving away your cat and swapping him ...more
Amanda
While the storyline of this book was not as good as previous ones, the dynamic between Abby and Dutch and Abby and Candace makes up for any lacking direction. I love Abby and Candace together, working to solve a case. Abby's radar skills and Candace's PI skills work so well together and they manage to solve two old cases in one book! And Abby and Dutch together is so awesome. While they both frustrate each other they definitely love each other and want to be together which is so sweet and fun to ...more
Gigi
Sep 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is the 3rd or 4th book of Victoria Laurie's that I've read. I love the fact that the main character is psychic. I love the story lines. And I especially love the character of her boyfriend Dutch. But the main character of Abby Cooper, the psychic, is disgusting. She has such a horrible personality. She is such a whiny bitch it's hard to understand what Dutch sees in her. She's so immature and offensive I just can't read any more of this series. It's really too bad. I don't know why anyone w ...more
Crystal Anderson
May 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5. I'm getting tired of Dutch's "sweethot" and a bit tired of the main character's constant lying. She's always like a young kid afraid to tell the truth as she will "get into trouble" with Dutch. Very immature and frustrating. Also, how many times can she land herself in "near-death" situations?! She's like a cat with nine lives. Not feeling this plot so much.
Lyndsey
***Re-read: January 9, 2016***
***Re-read: April 9, 2014***
Kim Griffin
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
This installment of the Psychic Eye mysteries didn't have as much action in it, and I thought the storyline was a little boring. I still enjoyed it, but I liked all of the others better. Maybe I was expecting too much, since I absolutely loved the last book. Overall though, it was still fun and entertaining. I would still heavily recommend this series to anyone who likes cozies. I did really like the ending, and I'm looking forward to what's in store for the next book. Unfortunately, I don't hav ...more
Chana

Hottie FBI agent's girlfriend is a psychic. He asks for her impressions on a couple of files, she ends up getting impressions from a file he didn't ask her to look at. Soon she and her PI girlfriend are on the trail of a killer from that file. They end up in dangerous and ludicrous situations, and of course she tells her FBI lover nothing and tries to avoid him but he almost always knows where she is and what she is doing anyway. She acts like an idiot, he is forgiving. She manages to solve the
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EmmaMay
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
And I'm out - whilst I found this series light and kind of frothy. I considered it mostly harmless and mildly amusing. But more as the series progresses I find myself disliking the h, Abby. She can get a bit whiney, overly-obsessive, and for that matter possessive. Her bouts of insecurity when it comes to Dutch, her man, have become tiresome.
And there are often major stumbling blocks in the rules of these books that just don't make sense to me - or make me want to scream when the h doesn't see
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Christine
This is a standout book in the Abby Cooper series. I really enjoyed the story and the action. Even the love story between Dutch and Abby was great and believable and reflects the reality of trying to maintain a committed relationship between 2 real world people. Abby is a great character and her newest investigation is so perfectly crafted and exciting.
Marvin Smith
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good read.

I borrowed this book from the library and forgot about it until the library said I had only three days left on the loan. So I started reading it and couldn't put it down until I finished it in two days. That's how much I liked it.
Sarah
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-1
Super quick beach read - you won't be smarter for reading this series, but you will know Detroit suburb geography better.
Donna Tarver
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is a fun, quick read. I really like the characters so I can't wait to see what happens next.
Sherrie
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Abby is an interesting character and so are her psychic friends and she is an enjoyable character. There are some twits but this iis a great read.
Kim Bishop
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Abby's story picks up three months after her terrifying ordeal in Colorado. The last case blindsided her when her "guides" didn't warn her about about the impending horrific outcome she was about to face. Healing was a process she never thought would include psychological well-being as well. After three months of living it up with Dutch, her caretaker and lover, she avoids calls like the plague! She finally accepts a call from a long time client and private investigator, only after Dutch refuses ...more
Sandie Herron
Psychic Abby Cooper is having a hard time recovering from a point blank gunshot to her chest. First she must recover from the actual wound, for which her doctor prescribes rest with lots of sleeping for at least a month. Then slowly she can resume normal activities such as dressing herself, cooking, walking the dog, etc. The couch is too comfy and the dog too easy to cuddle and Abby just doesn’t feel like getting all the way better because that would be resuming her work schedule doing psychic r ...more
♥Jamie
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crime Seen is the fifth book in the Psychic Eye series, chronicling the life and times of professional psychic, Abby Cooper. I advise reading from the beginning of the series as each book's story line occurs after the events of the previous book. Note: review may contain spoilers from last book.

Summary:
Abby is having a difficult time recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest, gotten on her last case. After spending the last three months holed up with Dutch, Abby is getting physically stronger
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Drebbles
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
Professional psychic Abby Cooper has been recovering from her near fatal shooting by staying at the house of her boyfriend, FBI agent Dutch Rivers. Abby's body is healing, but she is reluctant to go back to work as a psychic because she questions why she didn't foresee that she would be shot. To help Abby in her recovery, Dutch asks her to help him solve a couple of his cases using her psychic powers. Abby agrees and finds that it's just the medicine she needs. But she accidentally comes across ...more
Laura
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it
What Is It About:
Considering it's the fifth book, I needn't introduce Abby so I'll just skip straight through to the plot. Milo's old partner was killed in the line of duty and his killer is going to be up for parole. Abby accidentally reads into the file and learns that the guy didn't actually do it. He's the fall guy for a big criminal that is known for the police but none of his crimes stick. Abby bring Candice on board so that they can investigate him without Dutch and Milo getting involved.
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Ana T.
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, is having a hard time getting over a gunshot wound from her last case-especially because she didn't see the shots coming. Out of work and second-guessing her abilities, she tries to get back in the saddle by helping her boyfriend Dutch with some of his FBI cases. And soon enough, her intuition returns-with a vengeance.

I didn't have Killer Insight so I decided to jump right to the next book Crime Seen thinking maybe it could be read as a stand alone. It was a mistake, I
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Andrea
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
So far I've really liked this series. The characters are relatable and the mysteries keep me guessing. This one has to be my least favorite. Previously, Laurie established Abby as a strong independent woman who can take care of herself. But in Crime Seen, Abby becomes a caricature. Abby must now answer to Dutch simply because he is her boyfriend. And it's really irritating me. She allows herself to be treated like a child and this whole Lucy-Ricky dynamic is very 1950s.[return][return]Abby is be ...more
Elizabeth
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
In Royal Oak, Michigan Abby Cooper has physically recovered from almost dying from a gunshot wound, but mentally remains despondent as her psychic skills failed her. She remains in the house of her FBI Agent boyfriend Dutch Rivers and has not returned to work doing readings as she suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome. Private Investigator Candace calls to rent space from Abby while Dutch asks her to read three cases that have stymied him. Dutch's former partner police detective Milo menti ...more
Sherri Hunter
Jul 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Crime Seen begins with Abby living at Dutch’s place while she heals from the gunshot wounds she received in Killer Insight. Abby seems less sure of herself in the beginning and her business seems to have dwindled down to nothing. While looking at some closed cases for Dutch, she comes across a cold case of a murdered police detective and her radar goes haywire. She’s convinced that the man in prison for the crime is innocent.

Abby’s private investigator friend, Candice, moves to town and she and
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Amber
Feb 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love Victoria Laurie's' Physic Eye Series! This book was no exception to that or to the series itself. I have enjoyed all of her books and the first 4 every book kept getting better and better! I was although a little disappointed with this one, there was less mystery and more romance, don't get me wrong I love the mystery romance novels but I liked how she kept the romance kinda a mystery as well, it's like the heart of the book was romance with a little mystery, I much preferred it the other ...more
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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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