Title: Deadly Forecast
Author: Victoria Laurie
First published July 2, 2013
384 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780451239938 (ISBN10: 0451239938)
At Vows wedding planning company, Laurel McBane spends her days surrounded by love and happy endings. Though she’s content with her life, she can’t help but yearn for something more.
Specifically, someone more: Delaney, the older brother of her best friend Parker. Laurel has been crushing on him for as long as she can remember, but she’s never been brave enough to reveal her feelings.
However, when a heated argument leads to an unexpected and unforgettable kiss, Laurel must decide if she’s ready to take a chance on love – even if it means risking her friendship with Parker and the rest of the Vows gang. With her quicksilver moods and Del’s protectiveness, navigating their relationship won’t be easy – but Laurel knows that with a little bit of courage and a lot of passion, anything is possible.
About the Author
Victoria Laurie is a prolific author with over 16 years of experience under her belt. She has written an impressive collection of 32 books, including a number of series and stand-alone novels.
Her mystery series, which includes The Psychic Eye Mysteries, The Life Coach Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries, have all proven to be incredibly popular. Additionally, Victoria has written two YA books, When and Forever Again, and a middle-grade series called The Oracles of Delphi Keep.
At the moment, Victoria is hard at work on the 17th installment of both the Psychic Eye Mysteries and the 3rd book in the Life Coach Mysteries. She is also excited to be producing a brand new series called Spellbound, which is set to be released in the winter/spring of 2020.
Victoria is passionate about connecting with her fans and can often be found on Facebook.
Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie is a thrilling mystery novel that was first published on July 2, 2013. Victoria Laurie is an American author who is known for her cozy mystery and paranormal romance novels.
Deadly Forecast is a part of her Psychic Eye Mystery series. The book takes place in San Francisco and follows the story of Abby Cooper, a psychic investigator who senses that a serial killer is about to strike again.
The main conflict revolves around Abby’s efforts to uncover the identity of the killer before they strike. As Abby delves deeper into the case, she must confront her own fears and the possibility that she may be the next victim.
The novel is a fast-paced and suspenseful read that is perfect for fans of mystery and thriller genres. The author’s use of vivid descriptions and strong character development add depth and complexity to the story, making it an engaging and entertaining read.
Laurie’s writing is both sharp and witty, with a well-developed sense of humor that adds a lightness to the dark themes explored in the novel. The pacing is consistent throughout and keeps the reader engaged, while the action-packed plot provides plenty of twists and turns, creating a level of unpredictability that keeps readers on their toes.
At the same time, the book also touches on themes such as grief, trauma, and the power of intuition, creating a compelling narrative that delves into the human psyche. The characters are well-rounded and relatable, with Abby being a particularly strong protagonist who is both capable and vulnerable at the same time.
However, the book is not without its flaws. While the plot is engaging, some of the details can feel contrived, and the over-the-top villain may be a little too cartoonishly villainous.
Additionally, the ending feels rushed and falls a little flat, leaving readers wanting more. Overall, Deadly Forecast is a well-written and engaging mystery novel that is sure to keep readers on their toes.
Fans of the genre and the series will find plenty to enjoy, while newcomers will find an exciting and fast-paced story that is easy to get invested in. I would give this book a score of 3.5 out of 5, based on the strong writing style, engaging characters, and rewarding storytelling, despite its few flaws.
It is definitely worth picking up for readers looking for an immersive and thrilling mystery.