DEADLY FORECAST by Victoria Laurie


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A psychic and FBI consultant must protect her fiance from a dangerous case, even if she gets too wrapped up in it herself.

Think your wedding day was fraught? Abby Cooper has a bomb strapped to her chest and two hours to live. As Laurie (Lethal Outlook, 2012, etc.) explains in a series of flashbacks alternating with wedding-day drama, Abby sensed powerful negative forces surrounding her fiance, FBI agent Dutch Rivers, ever since he started working the suicide bombing case of a local hairdresser. Since Abby’s perfectly content to make herself a nuisance in order to keep Dutch safe, she talks Dutch’s boss, Gaston, into signing her up as part of the investigating team. Though Abby’s relieved that now she can keep an eye on Dutch, she can’t figure out the motivation of the bomber, who, whatever Homeland Security might think, appears to have been a young woman with no ties to terrorism. Teaming up with her partner and best friend, Candice, Abby tries to use her psychic abilities to feel out people around the case in the hope of finding some connection. Her terror in thinking that danger is still out there is nothing compared to her terror when faced with the wrath of her sister and wedding planner, Cat, after she misses yet another wedding-focused meeting. When the big day comes, M.J. Holliday and associate Gilley Gillespie must track down the bride, who is MIA, since M.J. knows she’s in grave danger.

Though the constant oscillation between past and present is jarring at first, the two narratives fit together like a puzzle, insisting that fans read just one more chapter to see where the next piece will fall into place.

Pub Date: July 2nd, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-451-23993-8
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Obsidian/Berkley
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2013


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