A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Read more...
A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Skylar Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she's guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband--everyone, that is, except Abby, whose finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn't belong behind bars.
With the help of her husband Dutch and her friend Candice, Abby launches into her own investigation to clear Skylar and find the real killer. But after a final appeal is denied and Skylar's attorney scrambles for a stay of execution, time is running short--and the list of suspects keeps growing. There's no margin for error as the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance...
- ISBN-13: 9780451473868
- ISBN-10: 0451473868
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: July 2015
- Page Count: 368
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Psychic Eye Mystery #12
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-25
- Reviewer: Staff
In Laurie’s entertaining 13th Psychic Eye mystery (after 2014’s Fatal Fortune), a judge sends Abby Cooper, a professional psychic and FBI consultant based in Austin, Tex., to jail for contempt of court after she expresses outrage when serial killer Don Corzo is freed following a mistrial, in part because of a defense challenge to Abby’s credibility. During her brief stint behind bars, Abby meets Skylar Miller, who’s on death row for the murder of her nine-year-old son, and becomes convinced of Skylar’s innocence. Though Abby is officially off the Corzo case, Bill Gaston, head of the regional FBI office, makes sure she can contribute anyway. Abby’s best friend, Candice Fusco, agrees to help her exonerate Skylar, while Abby’s husband, Dutch Rivers, of D&M Security, provides his expertise and support on both cases. Abby uses her psychic powers in ways that often have humorous results. Fans of hard-edged cozies will be rewarded. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (July)