Monday, February 19, 2018

Have You Heard? A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie

Because I was out of town this weekend, and didn't arrive home until late, it's the perfect time to use one of Sandie Herron's reviews of an audiobook. Thank you, Sandie, for sharing your comments about Victoria Laurie's A Vision of Murder.
*****

A Vision of Murder
Series: Psychic Eye Mystery Book 3                                
Written by Victoria Laurie
Narrated by Elizabeth Michaels
Unabridged Audiobook
Listening Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: March 2, 2010
ASIN: B003AOVP0W
***** stars


I loved the third entry in Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye series entitled A VISION OF 
MURDER. Psychic intuitive Abby Cooper buys a piece of property with her sister Cat and 
Dave, the handyman who helped Abby fix up her own home.  They plan to fix up this new 
house not asAbby’s new home but hopefully to sell for a profit.  Unfortunately, the house is 
inhabited by the ghost of a murdered woman who must be dealt with before any transfer of 
ownership can take place.  

In order to do so, Abby calls MJ Holliday of Ghoul Getters (a firm in Boston featuring 
mediums created by Victoria Laurie in another series) for some paranormal advice on how to 
get rid of the ghost and poltergeists in her fixer upper home.  MJ is a gifted medium who can 
talk to and see the dead, which Abby cannot do.  The women get along well with MJ 
teaching Abby a thing or two about spirits and their world.  While their fields of interest certainly cross, they are also vastly different than one another.


I loved the story of the battling jewelers, in essence. The fact that not all the jewelers are 
currently alive doesn't stop them from trying to find and/or protect a very unique gift that 
goes back to World War II.  Put the ghost together with some poltergeists in the same house 
that was purchased by Abby, her meddlesome rich sister Cat, the talented contractor Dave, independent from Abby’s boyfriend, Dutch, and you have chaos.

The plot was complex enough to keep me reading intently, paying attention to names and 
places and dates, but not so complex that I needed a map through time and space. I did not 
get lost in details, and everything flowed smoothly, even if I didn't know why at all times.  
If I had any complaint it would be with Abby’s seeming disregard for her own safety in her determination to achieve her goals.

There are a couple of romantic details about Abby and Dutch that don't come to fruition, 
through no fault of their own.  I sure hope they will carry onward in the fourth installment 
to this fine series, providing all the right people survive this misadventure.

Definitely recommended.

Sandie Herron

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