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Fatal Fortune
Psychic Eye # 12
Victoria Laurie

Obsidian Mystery / NAL
June 2, 2015/ ISBN 978-0451469250
Mystery / Cozy

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Abby Cooper is a psychic detective who works with her friend and partner, Candice Fusco, a private investigator. She has no doubts that they're best friends – until she hears Candice’s urgent message on her phone’s voice mail stating, “It’s not how it looks.” Candice adds that Abby mustn't tell anyone about the message, and asks Abby to collect a file folder and money from Candice’s safe. Once obtained, Abby hides both at a neighbor’s house. Abby’s husband Dutch and Candice’s husband Brice both work for the FBI. When the three of them watch a surveillance tape of a woman fatally shooting a man at an airport parking lot, Abby recognizes Candice’s car, clothes and shoes. The video shocks all three, for the killer appears to be Candice – and she has disappeared. When Abby can't locate her best friend using intuition, Abby follows clues that lead her to Vegas – and straight into danger.

I love Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye series, and especially the camaraderie between BFFs Abby and Candice. Abby’s monologues are always insightful and touching, and because Candice is missing in this book, Abby’s inner turmoil and doubts about her friendship with Candice causes an emotional turmoil in both the character and the reader. While the tape clearly shows Candice killing a man, Abby inherently believes that Candice is not a killer – and risks her life to prove it.

Fatal Fortune is action packed from beginning to end, a solid mystery with surprising twists and turns that kept me turning pages like a fan in the desert. Ms. Laurie does an excellent job of characterization, taking Abby on an emotional roller-coaster ride, wanting to believe her intuition against supposedly solid visual proof that Candice killed a man in cold blood. Fatal Fortune is yet another winner in an outstanding series.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, 1
Better Read Than Dead, 2
A Vision of Murder, 3
Killer Insight, 4
Death Perception, 6
Vision Impossible, 9
Lethal Outlook, 10
Deadly Forecast, 11
Fatal Fortune, 12
Sense of Deception, 13 [review 1] [review 2]
A Grave Prediction, 14

Victoria Laurie is a New York Times bestselling author and real-life professional psychic.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2015