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Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper. But her senses are tingling that her fiancé, Dutch, is in danger. And he’s not the only one.… ON HER WEDDING DAY, ABBY’S A TICKING TIME BOMB.   It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’ Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper. But her senses are tingling that her fiancé, Dutch, is in danger. And he’s not the only one.… ON HER WEDDING DAY, ABBY’S A TICKING TIME BOMB.   It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’s murder. Her husband-to-be has been assigned to a case involving a series of bombings, and Abby’s spirit guides warn her of imminent danger.   FBI agent Dutch Rivers is keeping his cool, but Abby can’t quell her anxiety. After another bombing at a local beauty salon, Abby vows to do everything in her power to keep Dutch safe and get him to the altar. But on the morning of the ceremony, she finds herself in a dire situation, with time running out…. 


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Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper. But her senses are tingling that her fiancé, Dutch, is in danger. And he’s not the only one.… ON HER WEDDING DAY, ABBY’S A TICKING TIME BOMB.   It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’ Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper. But her senses are tingling that her fiancé, Dutch, is in danger. And he’s not the only one.… ON HER WEDDING DAY, ABBY’S A TICKING TIME BOMB.   It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’s murder. Her husband-to-be has been assigned to a case involving a series of bombings, and Abby’s spirit guides warn her of imminent danger.   FBI agent Dutch Rivers is keeping his cool, but Abby can’t quell her anxiety. After another bombing at a local beauty salon, Abby vows to do everything in her power to keep Dutch safe and get him to the altar. But on the morning of the ceremony, she finds herself in a dire situation, with time running out…. 

30 review for Deadly Forecast

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    When will I remember that I really don't care for this series and that Abby gets on my very last nerve? I only like the idea of it. I have said it before and I will say it again....for someone who is psychic, how does she not see this stuff coming? Getting herself in predicaments time and again is so tiresome.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Moondance

    The first thing I noticed after regaining consciousness was a splitting headache and how uncomfortable I was. Abby had told Director Gaston in Lethal Outlook that she would not get involved in the recent bombing of a mall. When her "crew" alerts her that Dutch is in danger, Abby goes full on investigative mode. This was a bit different from most of the series in a couple of ways. First of all the ending of the book is the opening chapter. Secondly, MJ and Gilley are featured heavily. The book bou The first thing I noticed after regaining consciousness was a splitting headache and how uncomfortable I was. Abby had told Director Gaston in Lethal Outlook that she would not get involved in the recent bombing of a mall. When her "crew" alerts her that Dutch is in danger, Abby goes full on investigative mode. This was a bit different from most of the series in a couple of ways. First of all the ending of the book is the opening chapter. Secondly, MJ and Gilley are featured heavily. The book bounces back and forth between the events leading up to Abby's wedding and the actual day. I had put this series aside for some reason and finally read book #10 in May. It sparked enough interest that I pulled out the next three to read. It just took me a bit to get back to them. This installment was nail-biting tense! I was really worried even though I knew that there were books to follow. I enjoyed the chapters alternating between Abby and MJ. It gave it different perspective which I liked. I love that Abby's best friend, Candice will do anything for her. There friendship is amazing. Dutch is a fabulous character. I love that he "gets" Abby and still loves her. Of course Brice is right up there too for Candice. This was a wild rollercoaster ride that had me reading the book straight through. Now on to the next one to see if Abby(and I) can breathe a bit.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarai

    Once more, I was not as happy with this book as I was with earlier ones in the series. I did get to meet the character from the author's Ghost Hunter series, which I had avoided reading because I was afraid it would spook me out (it doesn't take much). I think I might give that one a chance now that I've seen the character and her ghosts in action. However, this book disappointed me. I knew right away who the bad guy was and the reasons for the bad guy's actions. Though I think it helped with the Once more, I was not as happy with this book as I was with earlier ones in the series. I did get to meet the character from the author's Ghost Hunter series, which I had avoided reading because I was afraid it would spook me out (it doesn't take much). I think I might give that one a chance now that I've seen the character and her ghosts in action. However, this book disappointed me. I knew right away who the bad guy was and the reasons for the bad guy's actions. Though I think it helped with the flow of action and suspense in this book, I am not really a huge fan of going back and forth in time, or in the book starting at the end and then going back to show how we arrived there (which she also did in the previous entry in this series). And it's not even the going back and forth in time that bothers me - it's the fact that it had to be done to keep things interesting. There was another of my pet peeves - the main character was not telling her love why she was doing what she was doing. Just talk, people! I can see if there is a valid reason for not telling - the idea sounds so crazy no one will believe you, or something like that. The only reason I could see here was that Dutch would have stopped her from working on the case because it was putting her in danger, but I don't recall Abby ever having that thought process. She just couldn't find the right words. It's not a bad book, don't get me wrong. I'll still get the next one in the series, hoping for the best. And I'm wondering if I'm not the only one, based on the quotes on the cover of the book. For example, "If you like to mix a bit of witty banter with suspense and a touch of mysticism, this series is for you." -Examiner.com. See how it mentions the series and not this particular title? "It doesn't take a crystal ball to tell it will be well worth reading." -Mysterious Reviews. That one makes it sound like they haven't even read the book. "A great new series... plenty of action!" -Midwest Book Review. Again, talking about the series and not this specific book. Kind of makes me wonder. Book Description Release date: July 2, 2013 | Series: Psychic Eye Mystery (Book 11) The New York Times bestselling author of the “fabulous whodunit”* Lethal Outlook is back with her newest Psychic Eye Mystery. Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper, but her senses are tingling that fiancé Dutch is in danger…. It’s said to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but Abby sees something darker than storm clouds on the horizon. She’s just had a disturbing premonition of her fiancé’s murder. Her husband-to-be has been assigned to a case involving a series of suicide bombings, and Abby’s spirit guides warn her of imminent danger. FBI agent Dutch Rivers is keeping his cool, but Abby can’t quell her anxiety. After another suicide bombing at a local beauty salon, Abby vows to do everything in her power to keep Dutch safe and get him to the altar. But on the morning of the ceremony, she finds herself in a dire situation, with time running out….

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michelle's Book

    I liked it and I thought it was a great read. I thoroughly recommend that people go ahead and read the book prior to this one so they really understand what is happening in this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    Abby seems a little too immature to be married and I wish she was a little quicker on the uptake. But I liked the inclusion of M.J. (could have done without Gilley), and I really liked the way the timeline went back and forth. Also, it's champing at the bit, not chomping.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica (a GREAT read)

    I was an ecstatic little reader when I saw my copy of Deadly Forecast arrived early in the mail! I quickly made it my next read and have successfully finished it this morning! And Victoria Laurie once again delivers a delightfully entertaining mystery!! I've raved tons about Victoria in my past reviews about her two series and Abby is definitely still a fave after 11 books! The best part about this series is that there is always room to grow and never tire of characters! This one starts off with I was an ecstatic little reader when I saw my copy of Deadly Forecast arrived early in the mail! I quickly made it my next read and have successfully finished it this morning! And Victoria Laurie once again delivers a delightfully entertaining mystery!! I've raved tons about Victoria in my past reviews about her two series and Abby is definitely still a fave after 11 books! The best part about this series is that there is always room to grow and never tire of characters! This one starts off with a bang! Or an almost bang, as Abby wakes to find a bomb strapped to her chest--seriously! As the description will tell you a little about her case, I too was astonished by Abby's turn of events! But leave it to Abby to explain her situation kindly to the reader even when her life is at stake! Pretty soon, we start from the beginning when Abby is first presented to the case and how she, along with her fiance, Dutch, best friend, Candice are recruited to help solve the grisly disasters of these suicide bombings. Abby's intuition tells her that they aren't terrorist related, but there is still something very sinister about these cases. She'll have to work fast to find the common thread between the victims and put it all together before time runs out and the mastermind behind all this chooses his next victim, because this time, the clock really is ticking... Yeah, ominous! Right?! I was delighted to see MJ and Gilley return for the wedding ceremony itself, but since Abby goes missing prior to the ceremony, she and Gilley have to work fast to find Abby for MJ's intuition tells her Abby needs her help asap! Every other chapter counts down the time Abby has left on her bomb and we are in third person point of view--versus Abby's first person point of view for the other chapters--in MJ's viewpoint as she and Gilley find Candice and Milo and work with Dutch and Brice to find Abby and then find the bomber. This was definitely a heartracing read, while the mystery solving was enjoyable, every time MJ's chapters came up, my heart go to racing again! The clock is ticking and every time MJ, Gilley and crew got closer to finding the person to talk to, they were accosted by the police, had to escape and then move onto the next person, only to repeat the process! The whodunit person was one I never suspected! Truly, the best mystery ever! I love it when my heart gets pumping like that and every moment is rich with suspense! Deadly Forecast wasn't without its humor though! Abby is a lovable heroine who has the tendency to swear a bit too much, so there's a swear jar she must pay a quarter to with every bad word she says. Well, expect for a few times where it doesn't count. And Abby will tell you why in parentheses. She's just so funny like that. Her sister Cat, is crazy...or driving her crazy. Or both actually! She's planning the wedding, has been for a few books now and is driving Abby up the wall, but her quirks are funny though. All the glitz and and glam she has planned makes you tilt your head and ask, "really?" As you will see in my teaser tomorrow! If you're looking for the cozy mystery read with a paranormal twist, than Victoria Laurie is the author to give a shot! She has two fabulous series, this one, Psychic Eye Mystery and the Ghost Hunter Mystery. Both are incredible with quirky heroines with a good sense of humor! And naturally, there's always a creepy mystery to solve. Jinkies! Overall Rating 5/5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lori Gronewold

    I have liked this series until this book. My issues could because I am reading the books back to back, so plots and characters are fresh in my mind. The first issue I have is how her parents are portrayed in this book, it has never been mentioned that her mother beat her and that her father was an alcoholic. The impression I got from other books is that her mother didn't like the fact that she was a psychic and her dad was too busy with work and golf to care. The second issue is that there is no I have liked this series until this book. My issues could because I am reading the books back to back, so plots and characters are fresh in my mind. The first issue I have is how her parents are portrayed in this book, it has never been mentioned that her mother beat her and that her father was an alcoholic. The impression I got from other books is that her mother didn't like the fact that she was a psychic and her dad was too busy with work and golf to care. The second issue is that there is no mentioned of her former best friend Theresa, who is a medium. To me it would have made more sense to have her come for the wedding and be the one to talk to the spirits. MJ has not been mentioned since book 3 and this is book 11. The third issue is that why wasn't Cat her matron of honor. I would have thought that she would have hired a wedding planner and be in the wedding party. The biggest that I had with the book, is that I didn't like how it switched between Abby trying to solve the bombing and MJ looking for her. I was surprised by the identity of the person behind the bombing.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anne Stoddard

    By far the best in this series--especially if you're a fan of Victoria's other series, the Ghost Hunter mysteries. It's so refreshing to get to see her two fictional worlds collide, and while the format of storytelling in this book differs from the others in both series, it's masterfully done. I loved how each chapter was told half from Abby in first person, and half from MJ in 3rd person, and each was connected by some little observation or phrase (it was so clever!). The storyline itself was s By far the best in this series--especially if you're a fan of Victoria's other series, the Ghost Hunter mysteries. It's so refreshing to get to see her two fictional worlds collide, and while the format of storytelling in this book differs from the others in both series, it's masterfully done. I loved how each chapter was told half from Abby in first person, and half from MJ in 3rd person, and each was connected by some little observation or phrase (it was so clever!). The storyline itself was so fast paced that I read nonstop on a 16-hour drive cross-country (lucky for me I wasn't the one driving!)--I simply couldn't put it down. You really FEEL everything Abby is going through, her doubts and fears, her love for Dutch, her determination to keep going. It's books like this one that reinforce Victoria Laurie's title as my favorite author. If you haven't already read the rest of the books in this series, hurry up and do it--and read the Ghost Hunter series with MJ Holliday--so that you can fully enjoy this literary treat.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachelle

    This character is starting to annoy me. Not as much as in the last book, but still... She whines about her upcoming nuptials an awful lot for someone who's entire wedding is being planned and paid for by someone else. She can only blame her own apathy and laziness for anything her wedding planning sister does without her approval. And I don't understand this juvenile 'swear jar' thing. Why would two adults with no children in their lives be so absorbed with avoiding swear words? The cutesy repla This character is starting to annoy me. Not as much as in the last book, but still... She whines about her upcoming nuptials an awful lot for someone who's entire wedding is being planned and paid for by someone else. She can only blame her own apathy and laziness for anything her wedding planning sister does without her approval. And I don't understand this juvenile 'swear jar' thing. Why would two adults with no children in their lives be so absorbed with avoiding swear words? The cutesy replacement words only make it worse. Other than those and a few other repetitive annoyances, the book isn't too horrible. It held my attention, and at least the randomness of MJ's invitation to the wedding was explained.

  10. 5 out of 5

    meghann

    This book was sooooooo good! I waited a year for it to be released in paperback (I have the other ten books in the series in that format and didn't want to create chaos on my bookshelf with a larger hardcover thrown in the mix. Crazy, I know.) The next book is out in a month... in hardcover. We'll see if I make it another year waiting for the paperback. I love both of Laurie's series and will keep reading them for as long as she writes them. ♥

  11. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Hairr

    Love this series usually but this one skips from present to past every chapter and DRIVES me crazy!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Linda Smatzny

    This is the story of Abby Cooper and Dutch Rivers getting married except for the bombing case that keeps them working. Abby is overwhelmed with a very bad feeling as the wedding gets closer. It seems that Dutch is in danger but Abby is not sure from whom or what. It turns out that Abby is the danger so she tries to keep her distance. M.J.Holliday makes an appearance and helps in finding Abby when she goes missing. The book was a quick easy read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Susan Webb

    Wow. What an intense storyline! Abby was very fortunate!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I think this was my favorite one!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dottie

    A Recommended Read! Do not miss it! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com: Recovering from serious injuries sustained during a previous investigation, psychic Abby, who works part-time as a consultant with the FBI, is only two weeks away from her wedding to FBI agent Dutch Rivers. Following the advice of her supernatural crew, Abby has refused to get involved in the latest bombing case, although Dutch’s boss has been trying to get her to take part in it. But when a second bombing, this time A Recommended Read! Do not miss it! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com: Recovering from serious injuries sustained during a previous investigation, psychic Abby, who works part-time as a consultant with the FBI, is only two weeks away from her wedding to FBI agent Dutch Rivers. Following the advice of her supernatural crew, Abby has refused to get involved in the latest bombing case, although Dutch’s boss has been trying to get her to take part in it. But when a second bombing, this time at a beauty salon, takes the lives of five women, Abby’s spidey senses tell her that Dutch is in grave danger. Determined to save him, she agrees to help with the case, giving her a reason to stay close to Dutch, along with her friend, P.I. Candice, who acts as their bodyguard. Besides the investigation, the couple is being harangued by Abby’s sister, Cat, who has taken over the wedding preparations and is going overboard with the plans for the ceremony, which now includes swans, butterflies, ring bearing dogs and a carriage drawn by six stallions. All Abby wants is a small wedding with just close friends, and the idea of this huge circus of a wedding leaves her terrified. Additionally, they are in the midst of moving into the new home that is being built for them. As the two weeks dwindle down, Abby works right up until the day of their wedding, but then things get out of hand as she awakens in their honeymoon cottage on the day of the wedding, dressed in an oversized wedding dress with a bomb strapped to her chest. She has two hours before the bomb goes off and since the bomb is inside a metal cage enclosing her body there is no way to take it off. In the meantime, Candice discovers that the bride is missing and soon everyone, led by Dutch, is searching the town trying to find the missing bride-to-be and encountering one obstacle after another. Will they find Abby in time, or will she become the latest victim of the mad bomber? A fast-paced tale, DEADLY FORECAST, the eleventh book in New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie’s PSYCHIC EYE MYSTERY series, is an exciting, suspense-filled mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the very end. A longtime fan of this series, I absolutely love Abby and her sassy comebacks. She and Dutch are ideally suited and the love between them pulsates from the pages of the book. The story kept me sitting on the edge of my seat, wracked with curiosity as I devoured the book, unable to turn the pages fast enough in my eagerness to discover the outcome. This intriguing story is packed with complex character, clever repartee, humor, bombs, kidnapping, Home Security, the FBI, weddings and plenty of love that will take you from horror to laughing out loud within the space of seconds. I cannot recommend this story highly enough and that is why I not only gave it five blue ribbons, I have made it a Recommended Read. DEADLY FORECAST is one of the best books I have read this year. Unable to put it down, I finished it within a matter of hours and cannot wait for the next installment to this amazing series. Be sure to pick up your own copy of DEADLY FORECAST and check it out for yourself! Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    4.5 stars This is definitely THE BEST book in this series (so far) for me. The story had one of the most intense scenes ever; Abby woke up from unconsciousness, wearing her wedding dress, and realized that she was strapped to a bomb and the clock was ticking!! She only had two hours before the bomb blew off. What a hook to a story that was! Then the story moved back and forth -- the structure of this story was smart. We had the long chapters of the 'past', following how Abby, Dutch, Candice, Brice 4.5 stars This is definitely THE BEST book in this series (so far) for me. The story had one of the most intense scenes ever; Abby woke up from unconsciousness, wearing her wedding dress, and realized that she was strapped to a bomb and the clock was ticking!! She only had two hours before the bomb blew off. What a hook to a story that was! Then the story moved back and forth -- the structure of this story was smart. We had the long chapters of the 'past', following how Abby, Dutch, Candice, Brice, Gaston, etc, trying to solve two separate cases where two girls blew themselves with a bomb strapped to their body. At first it seemed that the two girls had no connection. In the meantime, Abby and Dutch wedding day was approaching with Cat making crazy plan for the wedding (butterfly?! horse carriage? pool swans?!?) While the short chapters were the 'present' where M.J. Halliday (the character from Laurie's other series) realized that Abby was missing then a spirit told her that Abby was on danger of being another victim. Then M.J. and Dutch were frantically looking for Abby and the person responsible. The pace of this book is insane! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down -- except when I was working at the office, that was the reason it took me 3-days to finish!! Ms. Laurie smartly kept the identity of the person behind the suicide bombing in between the long and short chapters. I kept plowing through, dying to know who it was, glued to the pages especially on the short chapters -- I wanted to scream when there was confrontation between Dutch and the police, and said, he was just trying to find his fiancée, you IDIOTS! If the was a thing that kept this from being my full 5-stars read, it was the fact that I was annoyed with Abby, for keeping secrets from Dutch about her intuition of the danger she felt. I mean, they had been together for almost four years and they were getting married. I guess I'm never been a huge fan of martyrdom plot, and Abby definitely acted like one here. She never told Dutch about her worries that the danger to Dutch's life would be coming from her. Reading how Dutch reacted when he found out that Abby was in danger, the words Dutch said to Abby when he clearly said that he wouldn't live without her, it was clear what Abby was the one for Dutch. So I thought keeping that as secret was a selfish move of Abby. But other than that, wow, the book is super awesome! PS: With the plot of suicide bombing and Abby herself being strapped to a bomb, I wonder if I should still tag this as "cozy" mystery...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Victoria Laurie writes two series that I read - Psychic Eye and Ghost Hunters, and from time to time when I think back on a book, I cannot differentiate which character it is. Is it MJ Holiday from Ghost Hunters or is it Abby Cooper from Psychic Eye. When I picked up this book and realized that both MJ and Abby would be sharing semi-equal billing, I thought I was going to be in trouble. How would I ever keep them separate? I must commend Ms Laurie, I had no problem keeping the two straight, thoug Victoria Laurie writes two series that I read - Psychic Eye and Ghost Hunters, and from time to time when I think back on a book, I cannot differentiate which character it is. Is it MJ Holiday from Ghost Hunters or is it Abby Cooper from Psychic Eye. When I picked up this book and realized that both MJ and Abby would be sharing semi-equal billing, I thought I was going to be in trouble. How would I ever keep them separate? I must commend Ms Laurie, I had no problem keeping the two straight, though MJ was a secondary character, her voice remained completely separate from Abby and the flow, though back and forth from chapter to chapter, remained clear and easy to follow. Deadly Forecast, number eleven in the Psychic Eye series, begins with Abby and Dutch only two weeks away from their planned wedding day. Abby is still recovering from her hip injury and with the help of Fast Freddie, the name she has given her cane, she is determined to be able to walk down the aisle unassisted. Abby is still working as a consultant to the FBI, but has been getting tingling feeling and resists getting involved in the latest bombing case. When a second bomb, strapped to a woman, goes off Abby’s senses tell her that Dutch is in danger and reluctantly she agrees to help. As if human bombs are not bad enough, Abby’s sister Cat is turning into the wedding planner from heck. Cupids in trees, swans floating in ponds, unflattering dresses, butterflies and stallions. Abby’s dreams of a simple wedding are anything but a reality. She needs a break or an exit strategy, but being the killer’s next victim was not what she had in mind. I found some sections of the book to be a little long and drawn out, but over all, the combination of Abby’s skills and MJ’s crew, worked well. MJ’s sidekick Gilly was not as overbearing as he has been in previous books and that is a good thing. All the usual characters make their appearances, the swearing humor became creative and once again, I have to applaud Ms Laurie for keeping the voices of two strong characters separate but allowing both to ring true to their individual series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣

    Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!!!!!!! Update. Finally I got to reading it. I am a total sucker for this series so I finished it in 2 sittings, interrupted only to go to work and study :) The structure of the series was unusual for this series, and the crossover was sort of unexpected. (Note to self: will have to do some side reading from MJ series). The book was as usual impeccably written, the characters were multidimentional, the action packed, relationships all the time developing... I LOV Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!!!!!!! Update. Finally I got to reading it. I am a total sucker for this series so I finished it in 2 sittings, interrupted only to go to work and study :) The structure of the series was unusual for this series, and the crossover was sort of unexpected. (Note to self: will have to do some side reading from MJ series). The book was as usual impeccably written, the characters were multidimentional, the action packed, relationships all the time developing... I LOVED it! I didn't like Cat in this one, she sounded like such a control freak. Seriously? Taking away your sister's phone and preventing her from calling in a serial killer? Huh? While I tend to admire her character from the other books, here she went way overboard))). I was wondering at the choice of words on Mimi - saying someone was simply a troubled young girl who therefore committed suicide sounds overly simplistic. Everyone is troubled to some extent. On the other hand, trying to explain stuff to a serial murderer is tricky stuff, so there should be no banned word combinations here. Besides sometimes if it walks like a duck and it quacks like one then it's fair to call it duck and just be done with it. I totally loved Abby & Dutch, Candice & Brice relationship building. The ending was incredibly beautiful! This is a wonderful book to read and I will be looking for more books of this series. Long live Abby! Long live Dutch!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Terry Woodson

    Victoria Laurie has done it again! Finally settling the super duo of Abby and Dutch (FBI Agents extrordinaire) in Texas; the new home is built, and the wedding day is fast approaching! But seemingly random people, girls, have been walking into crowded venues wearing explosives, and blowing themselves (and those in the immediate vicinity) up! Abby has a bad feeling about the case, her intuitive senses telling her that if she gets involved it will hit closer to home than anyone thinks, yet she has Victoria Laurie has done it again! Finally settling the super duo of Abby and Dutch (FBI Agents extrordinaire) in Texas; the new home is built, and the wedding day is fast approaching! But seemingly random people, girls, have been walking into crowded venues wearing explosives, and blowing themselves (and those in the immediate vicinity) up! Abby has a bad feeling about the case, her intuitive senses telling her that if she gets involved it will hit closer to home than anyone thinks, yet she has the feeling that she has to get involved in order to protect Dutch. So as she races to catch a bombing madman while trying to make it down the aisle to the man she truly loves, she has to tangle with the echoes of a past wedding gone wrong wreaking havoc with her perfectly planned (by her sister, Cat) day and making sure that the bad guys always get what's coming to them. This is the kind of read I can get lost in over and over again...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Luseride

    Abby and Dutch are coming up to their wedding day.  A bombing case comes into their FBI office and although Abby's crew has told her to stay away she does not listen. Abby soon gets the feeling that Dutch will die and it is going to be her fault.  Add this stress to the stress of a wedding, a house being finished and working a high profile case and things are not going well. One chapter leads up tot he wedding, the next chapter deals with the two hours approaching the wedding and features M.J. Hol Abby and Dutch are coming up to their wedding day.  A bombing case comes into their FBI office and although Abby's crew has told her to stay away she does not listen. Abby soon gets the feeling that Dutch will die and it is going to be her fault.  Add this stress to the stress of a wedding, a house being finished and working a high profile case and things are not going well. One chapter leads up tot he wedding, the next chapter deals with the two hours approaching the wedding and features M.J. Holliday and Gill from the Ghost Hunters series.  M.J. also featured in one of the earlier Abby Cooper novels.  The story line is good but Abby got on my nerves with her passive aggressive behavior.  Why her sister Cat does anything for her I have no idea and why Dutch would put up with some of her behavior I also do not understand.  If this was the first in the series I had read I would stop but I will hold out hope the next one will be a bit better.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    Another winner from Victoria Laurie. I think this was one of my favorite Abby Cooper books in a long time! I loved how the book featured dual storylines and that MJ was a major character. I love when both series collide. It took me just shy of 2 days to read--but if I wasn't a mom of 6 month old twins, I'm sure that this would have taken me less than 1 day to read. Compelling story line, character growth, twists & turns...all in all, a super fun read. I will say that I had the "unsub" figured ou Another winner from Victoria Laurie. I think this was one of my favorite Abby Cooper books in a long time! I loved how the book featured dual storylines and that MJ was a major character. I love when both series collide. It took me just shy of 2 days to read--but if I wasn't a mom of 6 month old twins, I'm sure that this would have taken me less than 1 day to read. Compelling story line, character growth, twists & turns...all in all, a super fun read. I will say that I had the "unsub" figured out early on...but then I second guessed myself many times because Laurie did a good job of hiding the clue she had given...but, since the book didn't have a "preview" of the next Abby Cooper novel at the end, does this mean this is the end of the line for the Abby Cooper series?! I certainly hope not...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melodie

    I'm giving this one 3, rather than 2, stars completely on the merit of the series as a whole. I've usually enjoyed this series a lot, but they seem to have become quite up-and-down with me these last several books. It started with #7 which I wasn't crazy about. Then #8 was quite good. #9 was just AWFUL, totally got away from what I always thought the series was about. #10 was good, and now this one was back to being so-so. This story was just SO over the top! A story about a bomber, yes, that's I'm giving this one 3, rather than 2, stars completely on the merit of the series as a whole. I've usually enjoyed this series a lot, but they seem to have become quite up-and-down with me these last several books. It started with #7 which I wasn't crazy about. Then #8 was quite good. #9 was just AWFUL, totally got away from what I always thought the series was about. #10 was good, and now this one was back to being so-so. This story was just SO over the top! A story about a bomber, yes, that's interesting, but how this one ends up is just a little "out there" for me. I'll be waiting for #12 in the hopes that the even numbered books are going to be good....but I'll wait for it in paperback!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nora-adrienne

    Totally outstanding, this is the best book in the series to date. Adding in the characters from the author's other series brought it all together like the separate movements of a concerto. Truly a beautiful thing to read and enjoy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    Just one of those cozy mystery series that I will read until there stop being books in it to read. It's the same with her other series, but that's more nostalgia with who gave me the first book. (Well, that and I like them a lot better.)

  25. 5 out of 5

    J.

    I almost put this book down... It was really hard to get through. I am hoping her next few books are more like the early Abby cooper books...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Jumped the shark on this one. Really disappointed in How this one played out- Might not read any more in the series because this book was so contrived and forced. Boo

  27. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    I feel like I should go back and reread the first book in this series so that I can try to figure out what I liked about this series and this author in the first place. I nearly quit reading this book 200 pages in, which is something I almost never consider. The characters have become so unlikeable. Abby seems incapable of having an adult conversation with anyone. So much of the “angst” in this novel is caused by her refusal to just talk to her fiancé. Several times the number of victims of the I feel like I should go back and reread the first book in this series so that I can try to figure out what I liked about this series and this author in the first place. I nearly quit reading this book 200 pages in, which is something I almost never consider. The characters have become so unlikeable. Abby seems incapable of having an adult conversation with anyone. So much of the “angst” in this novel is caused by her refusal to just talk to her fiancé. Several times the number of victims of the first bombing changes, which aggravates me. Descriptions of police procedure are sometimes just ridiculous. And why anyone would think that Abby and Candice would just be allowed to run all over Austin interrogating witnesses/suspects without an actual agent with them is beyond me. Civilian consultants can’t just do whatever they want. Let’s see....there’s also the fact that the construction crew destroys some of the landscaping with a piece of equipment. Landscaping would be the last thing to be done on new construction or a major remodel so that plot point didn’t make any sense. Of course, the fact that Abby and Dutch had to go to the title company to close on a house they were building didn’t make a lot of sense either. They already owned the property! There were so many times that I had to stop reading because I was so distracted by things like this. I already own the next two books in this series so I’ll probably end up reading them. But then I’m done. Life is too short to invest too much time in a character that I just can’t stand and an author who doesn’t seem to do much research.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Tempted By Books

    BOOOO! I have so many issues. #1 I have never really SEEN Dutch and Abby be in love I have just been told they are. That said I just don't buy this wedding thing. Apparently neither does Abby because the last 2 books have been about her avoiding this wedding. #2 Cat is way too much, it doesn't even make sense that she would became rich because she is so intelligent. The ending with her only thinking of her woes really doesn't vibe with her earlier character. That brings me to #3. When did Abby's BOOOO! I have so many issues. #1 I have never really SEEN Dutch and Abby be in love I have just been told they are. That said I just don't buy this wedding thing. Apparently neither does Abby because the last 2 books have been about her avoiding this wedding. #2 Cat is way too much, it doesn't even make sense that she would became rich because she is so intelligent. The ending with her only thinking of her woes really doesn't vibe with her earlier character. That brings me to #3. When did Abby's parents become an alcoholic and a child abuser? Granted I have jumped around in this series (due to book availability through my library) but that still seems a MASSIVE character shift from their blasé parenting of previous novels. #4 The WHOLE wedding. It was an asinine waste of paper. The whole concept merely poked holes in all other previous characters in the series. Why did Abby insist she wanted to marry Dutch but then proceed to stonewall all efforts to get married? Why did Abby not invite her supposed super close friend from the first novel? Why did Cat think she should invite everyone in Abby's phone? Why did Ca, who supposedly has great taste, turn a wedding into a Circus? Why were pages wasted talking about Abby getting prepped for a wedding that didn't advance the plot at all. Why was Cat not actually IN the wedding of her only sibling? Waste of Paper! Overall I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the book. I am going to take a brief Abby Cooper break to get myself back into a better state of mind.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    I really need to give up on this series. The first few books were at least a little fun and charming, but at some point, Abby went from quirky and funny to weak and whiny AF. The last book was beyond ridiculous and even suspending disbelief couldn't help the storyline. You'd think I would have given up then, but I thought maybe it was just a blip. Nope, now this one has just cemented Abby as the weakest, whiniest, most obnoxious and most incompetent psychic ever. The author really needs to find I really need to give up on this series. The first few books were at least a little fun and charming, but at some point, Abby went from quirky and funny to weak and whiny AF. The last book was beyond ridiculous and even suspending disbelief couldn't help the storyline. You'd think I would have given up then, but I thought maybe it was just a blip. Nope, now this one has just cemented Abby as the weakest, whiniest, most obnoxious and most incompetent psychic ever. The author really needs to find some new tools, because constantly using the poor or miscommunication plot device has basically destroyed her main character and made her appear dumb and unlikeable. Hard to root for that kind of character. Hell, it's hard to even root for Dutch at this point, because he's dumb enough to put up with her stupidity and conveniently not ask the pertinent questions. By the end of the book (view spoiler)[I was rooting for the bomber. (hide spoiler)]

  30. 4 out of 5

    B.C. Deeks

    While I obviously enjoy this series, or I wouldn't have read 11+ of them, there are times when Abby gets a little too flakey even for me. I had to cut her a lot of slack in this one since it was the two weeks before her wedding to her FBI fiance, who was also getting a bit uptight and touchy under stress. The plot was interesting and kept me turning pages. And the gang were all present and accounted for including my favorite, Abby's BFF, a much tougher PI with a murky past. To appreciate this se While I obviously enjoy this series, or I wouldn't have read 11+ of them, there are times when Abby gets a little too flakey even for me. I had to cut her a lot of slack in this one since it was the two weeks before her wedding to her FBI fiance, who was also getting a bit uptight and touchy under stress. The plot was interesting and kept me turning pages. And the gang were all present and accounted for including my favorite, Abby's BFF, a much tougher PI with a murky past. To appreciate this series you have to be ready to suspend disbelief and just sit back to enjoy the ride. If you can't do that then move on to something else.

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