Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Vision of Murder

Title: A Vision of Murder

Author: Victoria Laurie

Date Finished: July 6, 2009.

Personal Book Count: 46 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: mystery

First Line: I consider myself a professional; a psychic intuitive who is proud of how she makes a living; confident that the skills and abilities I innately possess give me a unique advantage to deal with just about any quirky, strange, bizarre or unusualsituation that may crop up in my line of work.

Summary: from the back cover-

“When Abby gets roped into investing in a fixer-upper, she has no idea she’ll go from real estate mogul to real-life ghostbuster. After the deal is closed, phantom inhabitants of the house replay a violent night from long ago that ended in the murder of a beautiful blonde. The only way to evict the house’s spectral tenants—and save Abby’s handyman from flying drills—is to uncover the dead woman’s identity and solve her murder.

Aided by her boyfriend, sexy FBI agent Dutch Rivers, Abby discovers the key to the puzzle is hidden treasure lost since World War II. Unfortunately, Abby’s not the only one intent on finding it. As she gets closer to the truth, a madman shadows her every move. Now a race is on find the treasure and solve the mystery—and only the winner will survive….”

Why did I pick this book? : Part of a series I like

Review: Sometimes it’s fun to read an old comfort read, by an author you really like. This book fell into that category. I will say, this is not the one to start the series with, as I felt that a lot was left unexplained. As usual, I really liked Abby’s character in this one, although, she did have her flighty-dip moments. (Let’s go to the haunted house by ourselves, even though we know there is a murderer out there). Dutch’s character really bothered me this time. I felt he was overprotective to the point to being possessive. If it were my car keys he took, I think I would have left too, only I wouldn’t have come back. It was nice to see a bit more of Cat and Dave this book, and I am always entertained by Milo. I’m glad I took a break to read this one. Not only was it what I needed, it fit quite nicely into a few of my reading challenges. Back to my ‘must read list’ for a while. Can’t wait until I get another break to read the next one.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

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