Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crime Seen, (A Psychic Eye Mystery #5)

Audiobook review on Crime Seen, (A Psychic Eye Mystery #5) by +Victoria Laurie
Narrated by Elizabeth Michaels

Rated it

Blurb:  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.

Review:  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 to lie to Candace about Abby not "being available."

As it turns out,  Candace wanted to talk to Abby about sub-leasing her office space because Abby didn't appear to be returning to work any time soon.  Boy, was Abby relieved!  She wasn't sure if her "intuition" was working or not and was scared to find out just yet.  Candace's timing couldn't have been more perfect!  To try and jump start Abby off the couch and back into the saddle, Dutch asks Abby if she is up for helping him on three cold cases he has been working on, as he has come to a dead end on all three.  Well, hell ya, Abby jumps on it 'cause Dutch has never asked her for help before!  Just when Abby has agreed to help, Milo, Dutch's ex-partner, comes by to discuss a parole hearing in which they will be testifying.  Curiosity pulling Abby towards them, the men tell their story to her.  Milo's old partner before Dutch was murdered 9 years earlier.  Lutz, the man imprisoned for the crime, had confessed to the murder and had made a plea deal that made him eligible for parole early.

In typical Abby fashion, when she goes to look through the case files Dutch has asked her help on, she is drawn to the ONE that is on Lutz, and not the ones from Dutch.  Abby, "But that was the one screaming at me!".  Uh huh, sure Abby...

Abby gets herself in the middle of a pretty scary situation when she gets involved in the Lutz case which isn't even suppose to be a "case," and she drags Candace into it!  Thank god Candace is a kick-ass, in-shape force to be reckoned with,who also carries a gun!  Of course, Abby is keeping all this detective work on the Lutz case from Dutch and Milo, but watching her lie, very badly at that, about what  she's doing and where she is all the time to Dutch is hilarious!  Abby is such a bad liar, and everyone knows it, but she does it anyway which makes it even funnier!  The fact that Dutch is putting up with her shenanigans is pretty surprising, but also knowing how Abby is, he should be terrified.

I totally related to Abby and empathized with her on the cat situation at Dutch's and her not wanting to return back to work.  Dutch has a cat name Virgil, and apparently he does not like Abby and Eggy taking up residence in his turf.  So to demonstrate how he feels, he proceeds to do bad things to poor Abby, and Dutch doesn't seem to believe Abby, and even finds it humorous.  Then to make matters worse, even though she feels physically capable of returning back to work, mentally she is a big ball of scared nerves.  I just felt so badly for her, and wanted to give her a great big hug!

 The new work relationship that was introduced with Candace was pretty awesome!  They worked well together, almost like Abby and Theresa had before Theresa moved to California.  I hope we continue to see more of Candace working with Abby because I absolutely loved them as partners!  You will not believe, or maybe you will, the trouble Abby winds up in this time, and it will keep you on your toes 'til the end.

Narrator Review:  Elizabeth Michaels continues to do a great job reading Abby's story.  As each book goes by, she seems very in-tune with the characters and never misses a beat with the right punctuations.  Keep up the good work!

Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery, #5)

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