Laurie's latest Psychic Eye novel has several points in its favor. She writes snappy dialogue and provides copious details about how psychics use their powers to solve crimes, and her protagonist, Abby, is appealing. But as a mystery, it falls short. Clues are poorly placed, and the identity of the murderer is obvious less than halfway through the book. With the ending so clearly telegraphed to the reader, the true mystery is how Abby remains clueless for so long.
She links up with Dutch, Ellie's gorgeous sheriff brother, to track the missing women across the frosty mountains. Soon, Abby wonders if the altitude could be messing with her intuition -- and whether she could end up the next bouquet-clutching victim. (SIGNET, Sep., 304 pp., $6.99)