A Grave Prediction by Victoria Laurie is the fourteenth book in the Psychic Eye Mystery series. The latest installment is scheduled for release on July 26 2016. I have read several books in this series, but have not come close to reading them all. I think readers that have at least read a few will catch up quickly with the main character and her little group of secondary characters, however even newcomers will be able to enjoy the read.
Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she’s sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues. Abby’s sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for development. But instead of finding clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies. A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an American Indian tribe, but that’s still enough to delay construction for years. With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid plans, Abby’s talent rarely leads her astray. And if the bodies aren’t there yet, that means that four deaths can still be stopped. She’ll just have to dig a little deeper.
A Grave Prediction offers what I expect from Laurie, complex characters, a solid mystery, and some humor tossed in for fun. The fact that Abby faces new challenges with the same lack of enthusiasm that most of us might, she also does what she has to do and does her best. Despite the psychic powers and intuition she wields, she is still relatable and a sympathetic character. I like that Abby and her best friend really work together well and that Abby plays to her strengths. And while the title of the book does offer a pretty big hint as to what happens here, I like that Abby is still getting some surprises and changes to her powers as the story continues on. The dual mystery was well woven, and while I might have guessed the culprit of the bank robberies fairly early on, the murder mystery and how that was resolved was very nicely done and left me very satisfied.