Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie (review)

June 5, 2016 All Reviews, Mystery, Paranormal 0 ★★★½

I received this book for free from Obsidian in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie (review)Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #13) by Victoria Laurie
Series: Psychic Eye Mystery #13
Published by Obsidian on July 7th 2015
Number of Pages: 368
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Obsidian
Format: Paperback
Purchase: At Amazon

A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Skylar Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she’s guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband—everyone, that is, except Abby, whose finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn’t belong behind bars.

With the help of her husband Dutch and her friend Candice, Abby launches into her own investigation to clear Skylar and find the real killer. But after a final appeal is denied and Skylar’s attorney scrambles for a stay of execution, time is running short—and the list of suspects keeps growing. There’s no margin for error as the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance…

I loved all the crime investigation in the book. There were a few different murders that Abby and her friends were investigating, and it was interesting to see how they went about finding evidence to put the bad people away.

There were references to the various CSI shows, as well as Finding Nemo. There is a lot of swearing in the book, which doesn’t bother me at all. And it adds humor in that every time Abby swears, even in her own mind, she has to pay 25 cents to a swear jar.

I liked getting to know Abby and her friends. Besides Abby, I think my favorite characters were Candice and Skylar. Abby’s dogs names were fairly weird and threw me out of the story in the beginning, but towards the end of the book I was able to skim over the names and keep reading. (Eggy and Tuttle? I kept reading Tuttle as “turtle” and Eggy was just strange. But that’s most likely me.)

I guessed who Noah’s killer was early on, but I wasn’t sure why until towards half-way through the book or so. It was still good enough to keep my attention, and I liked how the reveal at the end was done.

If you like crime scene investigation type books, you should definitely give this series a try.


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