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Feel the Force of Psychic Sleuthing,
This review is from: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
I read the 2nd book "Better Read Than Dead" before reading her first book & was instantly a fan of Victoria Laurie's creative writing skills. So, I was aware of Abby's psychic power before plunging myself into her 1st book.
Still in this 1st book, it was a revelation of how Victoria Laurie, a bona fide psychic herself, externalize her gifted ability in the form of her created character, Abby Cooper to de-mystify her chosen profession. In this book, Victoria Laurie has done credibility to her profession by portraying them as normal beings with the same type of frustration, humility & sensitivity just like you and me.
It is a rare insight into the workings of a psychic mind seen thru Abby Cooper who reveals how she comes to her conclusion thru certain symbols, places, physical descriptions of people or allusion to stories etc. Abby articulates her thoughts & feelings thru the psychic process to create an intimate feeling of sharing her success & frustration in interpreting her symbols. You feel as if you are part of Abby's team involved in solving the mystery.
Dutch, Abby's romantic interest, is perhaps representative of society's skeptisicm towards the pyschic profession. They do have a on-off-on-off relationship that continues in the series that entices the readers to read on to see how far in the relationship they will go or not go ahead.
One thing for sure, Abby Cooper series is definitely something to look forward to!