I have been very lucky to be a fan of Victoria Laurie from her first book. Her writing style is so naturally written, you are immediately drawn into the stories.
Originally set around the Detroit suburbs, this latest in the series is full of surprises, the least bit is a relocation to Ms. Laurie's new home, Austin Texas. Ms. Laurie personally had lived in the Boston area and moved to Austin a few yests ago.
The plot and the developements before Abby Cooper, are most relevant and the best to date of the series. Dutch, Abby's boyfriend, had been offered a promotion in the Austin area and he and Abby with their two pups make a new home there. Also coming down is Abby's friend and office mate, Candice. She is a private investigator, and with the economy especially taking a hit in the Detroit area, she makes the move to the South to continue her career and also works well with Abby in her endeavors.
While I love all of Ms. Laurie's books, A Glimpse of Evil is the best of the series to date. It introduces Abby to not only to her fellow FBI workers - she is a civil member of the FBI team, giving her special guidence to the Cold Case Files, as well as doing her part to help Candice's love life with Dutch's boss Brice, who is coincientally Dutch's boss.
There is more intense action in this book than in previous series and it makes you so concerned you are on the edge of your seat. Ms. Laurie's talent is the ability to put you right into the action, and she is masterful doing that, not only in this series, but everything she writes.
I am writing my first novel, (although have been featured in short story and poetry anthologies), so I have learned much about writing style from Ms. Laurie.
Strong storyline, storn cast of characters and fine writing - what more can a fan of the paranormal can ask for?
Wonderful things happen to the characters in this book, and I for one, cannot wait for the next in the series.
Laurie's Abby Cooper is a great character, and she is a wonderful young lady, and most talented in her intuitive work. I've said this before, and will keep saying this until it is not relevant - not only do you get a great story to read, but you also can find what it is to look in the mind of the psychic, Hard work, but interesting to see the process and the sweetness Abby helps her coworkers is wonderful.
Abby is a civil employee of the FBI, and gets to work closely with Dutch and a new team of FBI employees. The stories Ms. Laurie and team she works will are acceptional but sceptics, but soon realize Abby and her crew are indeed the real deal.
Victoria Laurie is like that too - talented and gracious enough to let us learn what it is like to have the God given talent of being psychic and wanting to understand the hows and whys of that process.
Keep 'em coming, Ms. Laurie! Can't wait for this sequel, as well as your other series!
A great read you will enjoy.
A Glimpse of Evil by Victoria Laurie, ISBN 10: 04512385X, Signet (Obsidian) Press, review by ellen george