What If...

· Psychic Visions Book 20 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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What If …

Detective Abigail Cartwright has earned a reputation for solving weird homicide cases, but, when she’s called to a lecture hall at the local university, she faces the oddest one yet. During a What If … lecture, run by soon-to-be-retired Professor Gertrude Milligan, two students died. Without any signs of how or why.

Confused, Abby digs in to solve the mystery, only to find several old cases connect—or do they? Were the two students murdered, or was something else going on?

Professor Leon Wellington is worried about his aunt Gertie. Their personal history was bad enough, but to have two of her favorite students die right in front of her has left her shocked and grieving. How can she not be a prime suspect in this case? Then she goes missing …

When the past collides with the present, the stakes are higher than ever, as a killer realizes how close he is to losing everything …

27 reviews
Cheryl McCullough
December 27, 2021
This is a great mystery, based in a psychic phenomena with intrigue and a dab a romance. I say a dab because the relationship is building, between the Detective Abigail and Leon, a professor who used to be a cop. His Aunt is also a professor, and two people die in her "what if" class with no witness and no sign of foul play. There are turns and twists galore. The first meet of the guilty party and I said ah, ha, that's the person. Then Dale led me down the winding road and I began to doubt myself. There were some jaw dropping revelations and Stefan is with us here and there ( our great psychic from previous books) making this read mystery with intrigue. Oh, I was right on who it was :) Thank you for the arc, I freely volunteer my thoughts and opinions.
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Carol Specker
January 4, 2022
This book is from the psychic visions series. The book starts in a philosophy course that discusses various what if scenarios. “What if there was a backdoor into your mind” was the topic for the day’s lecture. When two girls in the class die with no apparent cause, things get interesting. Abby and Harvey are the cops assigned to the case, but when the professor goes missing, her nephew Leon becomes parts of the investigation. Leon is drawn to Abby and the attraction is mutual, but will Abby take a chance on love? If you have read any books in the psychic visions series, you have met Stefan Kronos a psychic that works with the police to solve cases. Stefan tells Abby and Leon that the key to solving the case is to find out how their parent’s deaths are related. What I liked about this book is that Dale Mayer does a good job of tying all of these loose ends together with a surprise twist at the end. I love the originality the story and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Pat Mottram
December 23, 2021
Wow Dale Mayer, you really put me on a roller coaster with this one, If I could have read it in one sitting I would have, it is a real page turner. Professor Gertrude Milligan was heading a series of discussions for her philosophy group entitled "What if" , the current one was What if other people could take over your mind, during the lecture two female students died, the post mortem and forensics showed no cause of death. Homicide detective Abigail Cartwright and her partner Harvey would be leading the investigating team, the deaths were what Harvey called woohoo. Abigail had gained a reputation for having psychic skills which she refused to acknowledge but in the past she had been known to receive help from a psychic called Stefan. When Gertrude disappeared her nephew, also a professor and ex police officer, becomes involved, he and Abigale work closely together although she tries to keep him at arms length. As more murders appear to be connected, all with no clues Abigale becomes desperate, she doesn't want to involve Stefan but she may not have a choice. As the body count escalates the plot becomes more and more complex and twisted , Abigale still has no idea what is happening. I loved the complexity of this story, I loved the intensity when Abigail's life was hanging by a thread, I loved the twist at the end and I loved the blossoming romance between Abigail and Leon. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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