Better Read Than Deadby Victoria Laurie
Book 2 of Psychic Eye Mystery
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Rating: 3.0 Stars
Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?
Much like the first book, this one was fairly enjoyable, and a little more action-packed and intense than the first one. Also, the mystery was a little bit more twisty-turny (I know that's not a word) than the one from the first book.
I may not like every logic and detail that Abby seems to live by, but for the sheer sake of entertainment, I'm just going to overlook those few frustrating moments I had with her. Especially since the pacing was so fast that I didn't have time to really think about what I didn't like. That's a good thing, because when I nit-pick, it gets personal. And I don't make it my life's work to ALWAYS nit-pick a book to death -- It's not like I go into a book thinking "What can I find wrong with this?" I've only done that once, and it wasn't pretty at all, and made ME miserable and upset.
But anyway, back to Better Read Than Dead:
Fun and entertaining. I still really love Abby's tone and voice, and I especially love her no-nonsense attitude. And the mystery was intriguing. I still have a bone to pick with Dutch Rivers though and am still far from accepting him as good main love interest material. There are certain things I don't agree with concerning his behavior towards with Abby, but I'm not certain I can actually pinpoint what it is.
Cat got slightly annoying in this one; something I hadn't expected. And other characters are still pretty consistent. I like the silent, companionship between Abby and Milo as friends; awesome interaction there.
Otherwise, this was a fast-paced and fun read, so kudos on that!
This review was originally posted at Goodreads in September 2013.