Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Series #1)

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Series #1)

by Victoria Laurie

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Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451213631
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Psychic Eye Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 252,137
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Real-life professional psychic Victoria Laurie drew from her career as a gifted clairvoyant and police psychic to create the character of Abigail Cooper. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her two spoiled dachshunds, Lilly and Toby. For information about upcoming novels and appointments for readings, visit her Web site at

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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
dcmullins10 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read Laurie's Ghost Hunter Novels first and wanted another series to read when I was done. I didn't know if I'd like it but went ahead and bought the first book in this series. Boy am I glad! It was very entertaining! It's packed with humor and suspense. Very good mystery! If you like paranormal/psychic mystery you'll love this series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at a used book store on a whim and boy did that pay off. I instantly fell in love with the main character Abby Cooper. She is tough when she needs to be and endearing other times. Victoria Laurie, writes about Abby in such a way where you feel as though she is not just a character she is a friend. As soon as I finished the first one I ran to Barnes and Noble and picked up the rest of them. Sadly I have read them all and am now eagerly awaiting the next installment coming in June. This is excellent series and I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good female detective mystery with a psychic twist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great read!! Abby Cooper is a fantastic character who gives us a great insight into the psychic mind. The characters are wonderful and the plot is suspenseful. I was introduced to Abby Cooper in Drop Dead Blondes and immediately bought this book and then Better Read Than Dead. They were all fantastic!! I couldn't wait till A Vision of Murder came out and enjoyed that just as much. I am now anxiously awaiting the next book due out in Septmeber.
EnvyE More than 1 year ago
This series is one of my all time favorites. The whole series is lovely, and the great part is that you don't have to read them in order. Her outlook on her abilities is awesome, and she takes life as it comes. Victoria Laurie did a great job of this. Not once did I get bored during this book, or want to skip through pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this novel. The characters were very likeable and well written. The story kept my attention from page one. The romance was set on a slow pace which is good, and the mystery was very interesting, leaving enough clues to keep you interested.
cheekyangel More than 1 year ago
loved it. am buying series. keeps it fun, good pace. enjoyable read
catd264 More than 1 year ago
If you like the Stephanie Plum series you'll love these as well. Very fun red.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest, unique concept, great characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't drop it. A little too romantic for my taste, but worth the read
Darcia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, light mystery. Abby Cooper is an "intuitive psychic" who reluctantly enters into a murder investigation. I loved the characters and the way they interacted. The plot moves as a good pace, with a couple little twists. Even when I'd figured most of the mystery out, the story kept me entertained.My only complaints are minor. First, Abby's occasional forgetfulness seems too convenient for the storyline. She claims to not always remember details of her readings, but the things she forgets are the most essential to either the mystery or her budding relationship with Dutch. Second, she knows her life is in danger, but fails to warn people who are close to her and, therefore, might also be in danger.Overall, this is a quick, enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to reading the others in this series.
drebbles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After years of struggling to accept her psychic ability, Abby Cooper decides to put her gift to use and starts a business as a psychic intuitive. Her business is doing very well and she is booked months in advance. Abby sees so many clients she can't remember them all and even though she got an "icky" feeling while doing a reading for Allison Pierce, she soon forgets about her. But Allison is murdered and the police, skeptical about Abby's psychic powers, think Abby had something to do with the murder since she knows a lot about it. Abby, needing to clear her name, beings to investigate Allison's life and death. Hunky police detective Dutch Rivers is soon convinced of her innocence but is unhappy that Abby is investigating the case because he realizes the real killer is dangerous. Abby soon realizes she should have listened to Dutch as she faces very real danger. "Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye" is a wonderful debut novel in what promises to be a fun cozy mystery series. Author Victoria Laurie does a good job of explaining how Abby's psychic powers came to be and how the psychic mind works. There's a nice sense of humor throughout the book, especially when Abby does her readings. Abby is a fully developed character, with Laurie giving little tidbits about Abby's relationship with her parents, plus good insight into her relationship with her sister, Cat, who is another great character. Abby's relationship with Dutch is also well done and realistic as she struggles to accept that he is a cop who doesn't want her involved in the case and he struggles to accept her psychic abilities. As for the mystery itself, while the murder and motive are all too real and tragic, armchair sleuths may be disappointed that they don't really have a chance to figure out who the murderer is. Still, it is the characters that make this book so enjoyable and worth reading. I really enjoyed reading "Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye" and have already picked up the next book in the series. Well done.
CozyLover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a great first mystery with interesting characters, a decent plot and some unique characters. I liked Abby's characterdepiction, the way shehandled things and her profession a lot. Different from your average cozy.
silverdaisy1975 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Psychic Eye series by Victoria Laurie.Abby Cooper is a professional psychic working in Detroit. When one of her clients gets murdered Abby gets involved in the case. When her sixth sense starts telling her she is in danger, Abby must figure out the signs before her time is up!This is a great new book in a promising new series. The paranormal angle is very mild, so people who like chick lit or cozy mysteries will like this series also. Abby and the other characters are likeable and well developed. The mystery is light but interesting and it is a very fast read. I highley recommend reading this great new book!
ajewell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series. Victoria Laurie is a fantastic author who I cannot get enough of. Her stories keep you involved in the story and wanting more. It is the perfect blend of mystery, comedy, with a little bit of romance thrown in. She could write a book every day and I would read it.
susiesharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good little cozy with a psychic twist. Abby Cooper is a psychic, she is also single and has been using a dating service, with one date going well at least she thought it had, but it turns out he is a cop getting a feel for her after one of her clients is killed. At first she has no interest in working with the police but when she realizes that this girl called her and asked for a second reading and Abby blew her off. Now she is feeling guilty and wondering if she would have been more available would this girl still be alive?This was a good start to this series it has the beginnings of what may turn out to be a romance, a murder mystery and some humor. Which always makes for a good cozy, what makes this one different is the psychic twist, she gets these intuitive vibes about people and sometimes straight out here¿s what¿s going to happen but that only seems to be if someone is going on vacation not if they are going to be murdered or is a murderer. Her psychic intuition does seem to be a hit and miss but that makes it fun because she doesn¿t always know immediately what is going to happen.I enjoyed this book and will continue on with this series. I listened to this on audio narrated by Elizabeth Michaels who reminded me of a cross between Barbara Rosenblat & Lorelei King.4 Stars
crishaynes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't see the culprit coming. I find the main charater to be likeable, witty, and believable. I also really like Dutch, what a hottie. The only thing that was a bit annoying was the over-used line, "liar, liar, pants on fire". However, her talents were well demonstrated. She would spout predicitions that made absolutely no sense and then by the end would come together. They were just obscure enough that it threw you from a predictable plot. Well done.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abby Cooper is a PI - a Psychic Intuitive, but when a client ends up dead she has to investigate. Detective Dutch Rivers is convinced that she's a fraud and shes a suspect in this case. She knows a lot of the details about the case but this is just because she is a psychic.I enjoyed the read and want to read more in this series.
Tia_dayan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
VIctoria Laurie has a great character in Abby Cooper. The book is very well written and the story believable. I was lucky enough to find this book (first in the series) on a city bench, waiting for someone to pick it up and enjoy. (It happened to come from Texas to South Dakota via Booking Crossing!) I agree with kellyworld, "Once you start you can't get enough of Abby Cooper."
crazy4reading on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I decided to read this book on a recommendation of a fellow Library thing member. I saw part of their review and felt it was a book I could enjoy. Glad to say it held true and I did quite enjoy the book.I love mysteries and cozy mysteries are ones that I love to read on nice long weekends. This was a perfect choice.Abby Cooper is a Psychic or an Intuitive as she likes to call herself. I found the beginning of the book slow moving since you were introduced to her, her friends and other acquaintances. Once you meet all the characters the story really starts moving and gets very interesting.Abby is a nice woman who is afraid of what others think about her Psychic ability. Her sister Cat is very successful and is like a mother to Abby. Abby and Cat are very close. Abby is also single and meets a man in this opening book. His name is Dutch. I loved this book because you couldn't figure out right away who committed the murders. When you finally do find out it is a surprise.
PattyJC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good book when you are in the mood for something light and fun. It is about a psychic turned amateur sleuth. The mystery has enough of a twist as to not be totally predictable. The characters are fun and realistic. They could be one of your relatives or neighbors. The romantic relationship is also realistic, with its up and downs. Overall, a great summer read.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With the first (of hopefully many!) book in this intriguing Psychic Eye Mystery series, I knew it was a series destined for my keeper shelves.As indicated by the title, Abby Cooper is a psychic--yes, really--a clairvoyant. Because her job doesn't allow her to meet many men, she tries a dating service, with startling results: she thought she was hitting it off really well with Dutch, even felt comfortable enough with him to describe what she'd picked up about an abduction case on TV. Then she discovers that not only is he a cop, but he's investigating her with the assumption that she must have had something to do with the case she described to him, exactly the reason why she didn't want to talk to the police in the first place.Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye is a down-to-earth and often humorous glimpse into the life of a psychic, as well as an engrossing murder mystery. The characters are well-drawn and easy to relate to, and the story is fast-paced and hard to put down, without any of those "parts that readers skip."
shelley582 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun and fast moving. I was caught up in the action and enjoyed the ride.
tiffanyhebb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like this - first book in the series, and generally found her pretty likable. Not sure why I picked it up, honestly, because I really didn't think I'd like the psychic thing, but I found it very readable.
reading_crystal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abby Cooper has P.I. on her business cards and she gets a laugh out of that since she is a Psychic Intuitive not a private investigator. In fact it only takes a little to get a laugh out of her since her life is so ordinary - so vanilla-ice cream (in her words). Then things start happening around Abby, people are turning up dead and she has a date with the handsome man named Dutch who she later finds out is a police detective (Abby doesn't like the police).As Abby gets closer and closer to the truth about an apparent suicide, her life becomes in danger and her intuition is telling her things that she can't quite figure out. Add in the attraction to Dutch and their general distrust of each other and you have a very interesting book.I enjoyed the mystery and it wasn't a giveaway to figure out. I also loved the characters. Abby is quirky in a normal-kind of way and her sister is great. Dutch's character is also interesting and add in Dutch's partner Milo and Abby's handyman Dave and you have a bunch of characters that you really like and want to learn more about. I can't wait to start the second in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Their is humor, romance, suspense and psychic sense.