A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mysteries, No. 8)
by Victoria Laurie
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Review by Sherry Lilley
Signet Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451230850
Date: 06 July 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Abby is moving to Texas. She's not too sure about this move, but it's where Dutch is going and Abby wants to be with Dutch. Also, her career is not keeping her busy right now and the FBI has offered her a position as a Civilian Profiler in Texas, wit Dutch. So, she's off to Texas.
The first day on the job, as she is auditing cold case files, Abby finds a couple of interesting cases. There are two missing little girls. Abby's radar says they girls are dead, but the bodies have not been found. There are also a few headless males. Abby knows the headless males are related cases, and knows they are not victims of the Mexican Mafia, but she can't prove it just yet. She knows she's running out of time on solving the headless males, but she doesn't know what to do about it other than keep going over the file. Abby is working with FBI agents, teaching them to hone their intuitive skills. She turns the headless males mystery over to them, stressing that there is something they are missing and it's crucial they find it soon or they never will.
However, Abby gets into a little trouble shortly thereafter and is suspended while Internal Affairs investigates. But she can't let go of these cases of murdered and missing little girls. So Abby and her friend and sometime partner Candice, start looking into the murders on their own.
Woven into the story is Abby's adjustment to Texas – a very different place from Michigan. It's a small but important part of the story.
The familiar supporting characters from the series are all here. Cat only makes a telephonic appearance, but Dave is here, as well as Milo.
This is a fun, comfortable series and the books keep getting better. It was difficult to put this book down and do anything else until I finished it. Yes, it's a cozy, but it's got an edge to it. This would be a good vacation reading book – something to read when you didn't have anything you're required to do and you can just enjoy it without interruption.