A Timely Vision (Missing Pieces Mystery Series #1)

A Timely Vision (Missing Pieces Mystery Series #1)

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by Joyce Lavene
     
 

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A seaside-set paranormal mystery-from the authors of the Renaissance Faire mystery Ghastly Glass

Meet Dae O'Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things-and the stories behind lost lives...

Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina-and the person everyone turns to when they've lost something. One touch and Dae can find it, and

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A seaside-set paranormal mystery-from the authors of the Renaissance Faire mystery Ghastly Glass

Meet Dae O'Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things-and the stories behind lost lives...

Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina-and the person everyone turns to when they've lost something. One touch and Dae can find it, and missing pieces seem to find their way to her, whether she wants them to or not.

When Miss Mildred asks Dae to find her missing watch, Dae finds herself looking for more than mislaid jewelry-she must prove the town matriarch isn't a cold-blooded killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425234754
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Missing Pieces Mystery Series , #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
336,150
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A Timely Vision 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Lindsey146 More than 1 year ago
This is the debut of the "A Missing Pieces Mystery" by Joyce and Jim Lavene. They have authored other mystery series but "Timely Vision" was their first I have read. The plot was interesting but even though I read mostly cozies, I found this one to be a little mundane. The unique bases of Mayor Dae O'Donnell, owner of cursorily shop with firm rules of resale was interesting. Dae's gift of finding things, up to this point, has been mainly one used for lost or misplaced items of friends and residents of Duck, NC. Though it does seem she perhaps might be expanding her gifting with numerous insights we saw glimpses of in the debut. The setting of Duck, coastal NC small tourist town, near the Outer Banks is lovely. Like most small towns, she has many friends that have known her and her history forever. Which makes for an interesting cast of characters to be developed. Her Dad, whom she lives with in the family home is the retired Chief of Police of Duck and their relationship is very close. A new man in town, new owner of the historic Blue Whale Inn, Kevin Brickman, is no doubt becoming very interested in Dae so expect to see more of him in the future. His background as an FBI agent will lend well to the mysteries. The story was a bit slow but plot line could develop well as the series progresses. I will try the next book before I write this series off.
spiritlass More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read and I am looking forward to #2 in the series! I liked the beach setting and the characters were interesting. The main character "finding" lost items is a new twist to a mystery series. Nothing gory or scary but an engrossing mystery.
ytaylor More than 1 year ago
I REALLY enjoyed this book.  The way they write keeps your attention so much and it was very hard to put down. The characters are great!!  The town they live in was described so well that I could imagine living there myself.... Dae O'Donnell is the Mayor of Duck, North Carolina and she can find things by just touching something/someone.  Sometimes this is great and sometimes it isn't.  When one of the local women is found murdered the police immediately think her sister is behind it.  Dae is not so sure.  So her along with her new friend ex-FBI agent Kevin they unravel the truth, but will it be too late to save Miss Mildred and her home? 
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torquaypam More than 1 year ago
This is a well-written, sometimes amusing read. I thought it had enough mystery and romance to tempt me to try the second in the series.
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debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In the Lavene’s mystery novel, Dae O’Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina. She also has a gift that allows her to “find” missing items with one touch, a talent passed down through the women in her family. When Miss Mildred seeks out Dae to find her missing watch, the vision that comes leads them straight into a murder investigation. When all the evidence points toward Miss Mildred as the murderer, Dae pulls out all the stops in an attempt to prove her innocence. Retired FBI agent Kevin Brickman is new to Duck and willing to help Dae in her investigation if only to keep her safe. Fast-paced, clever, truly delightful. A Missing Piece Mystery is a great series.
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Laced More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and look forward to the next in the series. The characters are believable - not too heavy handed on the paranormal but enough to make it interesting. It should be fun getting to know these characters. Let's not wait a whole year for the next book, please.
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Exotic_TeaLady More than 1 year ago
This is a fun read with an interesting premise. Mayor Dae O'Donnell can find lost objects by simply touching the owner. This leads her to murder and a mission to exonerate Miss Mildred, who has been falsely accused of the crime. I found this book an enjoyable read and look forward to a sequel.