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.

Psychic Abby Cooper is having a very bad week. First her boyfriend pulls the plug on their relationship, then she heads to Denver to fill in as a replacement bridesmaid in her childhood friend Ellie's wedding, not the best way to heal a broken heart. But worst of all, one by one Ellie's bridesmaids disappear, and Abby's intuition tells her they're gone for good.

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)
Reviewed by: 
Colleen Cusick