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A Panicked Premonition

By Victoria Laurie

Part of the Psychic Eye Mystery, now in paperback, 368 pages

Berkley

ABOUT A PANICKED PREMONITION

In Victoria Laurie’s latest Psychic Eye Mystery, Abby Cooper has one rule to follow: don’t panic!

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper is about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Her husband, Dutch, has a side business providing security and building panic rooms for wealthy clients. One morning, one of Dutch’s partners, Dave, goes missing…

Then two of Dutch’s clients are found brutally murdered inside their brand-new panic room, and most of the evidence points to Dave as the killer. With the authorities racing to find and arrest him, Abby’s got to use all her intuitive prowess to get to Dave first, discover the real killer, and save her husband’s business. This is one case where Abby is positive there’s far more to this mystery

LITTLE BIG LOVE COVER

Book Review – Little Big Love

Author: Katy Regan

Publisher: Berkley

Format: hardcover

Date on the shelves: 6/12/2018

Setting: England, 2015

Pages: 258

Price: $26.00

It seems the most difficult thing at this point in Zac’s life is learning the truth about why his father ran off.  He can’t seem to get answers from his mother and grandparents so he writes his father a letter. He might only be ten years old, but he’s determined to bring his parents together so his mother doesn’t have to be depressed, or drink, or date men she knows she will never love.

Zach drafts a “Find his Dad” mission and with the assistance of his best friend, Teagan, they create a plan of action. If gathering clues about his father isn’t hard enough, he has to deal with the constant bullying of his peers. They literally cause mental anguish because of his weight and no one can seem to stop them.

At the center of his father’s disappearance is the hidden truth which has nearly destroyed his family’s ability to continue on.

Little Big Love is about loss, unresolved issues, guilt, loneliness, lost direction and unfaltering hope.

This book is part of a current trend where multiple characters reveal their thoughts, emotions and life challenges.  It takes a skilled writer to pull it off throughout the entire length of the book. I think the author dug down to the heartache, regret, anger, hiding nothing so you could better understand why they felt like they did. I didn’t think it possible, because I’m adult, but I mostly cared more about Zac then his mother or grandparents. Maybe because I’m a mother or because of the bullying. Either way, you’ll do more than care about Zac, you’ll come to love and respect him.

Five factblasters out of five

Denise Fleischer

Gottawritenetwork.wordpress.com

June 27, 2018

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