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Visions in Death by J.D. Robb
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Visions in Death (original 2004; edition 2005)

by J.D. Robb

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Authors:J.D. Robb
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This series by Nora Roberts writing as J.D Robb is a fun mix of romance and police procedural with a surprising amount of humor. It's set in the near future where things are familiar yet things like off planet travel are possible. I started out reading this series in print but somewhere along the way I opted for the audio edition of one of the books and I haven't gone back to print.

Susan Ericksen does a fabulous job of narrating this series. She creates recognizable character voices with a variety of accents.

This time around the case involves a serial killer. Eve is contacted by a psychic who claims to have information that will help. Ever the practical person with a hefty dose of cynicism, Eve is not thrilled. When a friend vouches for this psychic, Eve proceeds with her skepticism fully engaged but later begins to change her mind.

In the previous book, Eve and her husband Roarke were on the outs for most of the book but they're back to normal and he's naturally helping her with the case.

Peabody continues to be my favorite supporting character. At one point in the book, Peabody on pain medication had me laughing out loud in the car.

It's a great series and I need to add them to my audio queue more often because Nora Roberts is writing them much faster than I'm listening to them. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 15, 2019 |
Nice twist at the end.

Mavis and Leonardo, McNab and Peabody, Charles and Louise, Dallas and Roarke. A psychic and a murderer. Graphic in places, but a compelling story. ( )
  ashareem | Aug 16, 2018 |
Visions in Death
4 Stars

Eve and her team investigate a series of vicious murders of young women. In a strange turn of events, Eve finds herself consulting a psychic whose visions are eerily accurate. Will they be able to find the killer before he attacks again?

Despite the futuristic setting, Robb's characters and stories demonstrate that people are the same no matter the century. Whether it be hatred, jealousy and fear, or love, friendship and family, human nature does not change.

While the storylines in the series are becoming formulaic (not surprising given the number of books), Robb still manages to catch the reader off guard every once in a while. Thus, what starts off as a run-of-the-mill serial killer case (which is exciting in and of itself), has an exceptional twist at the end.

The characterization is, as always, a highlight and there are some really wonderful moments as Eve finally opens up with Peabody.

All in all, another enjoyable installment and I'm having fun working my way through the books.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Young women are showing up murdered in NYC. Ritualistic killings, raped, and their eyes gouged out...Eve Dallas has her work cut out for her. She must find the killer before he kills again, and one of the women could be someone very close to her. ( )
  wndy2011 | Feb 6, 2018 |
Visions in Death
by J.D. Robb
#19 In Death

After being called on-scene to investigate the murder of a young woman found beaten, raped and mutilated, Lt. Eve Dallas meets with a female psychic who claims she saw the murder occur in a vision. As more murders occur with the same modus operandi and are also "witnessed" by the psychic, Dallas has to determine whether the tips supplied to her through the psychic are helping her actually solve the murders or are just helping to validate her own instincts and investigative skills. Interesting talk point regarding police departments using people with gifts outside our usual five senses.

Due to the nature of the crimes, Eve starts having nightmares again. After sitting in on a hypnotherapy session with Dr. Mira and the psychic, who are working together to pull out specific details from her visions regarding the killer, Eve also is starting to think about the possibility of going under hypnosis herself to help her make peace with her own past. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Apr 29, 2017 |
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L'amitié ne saurait exister sans cérémonial et sans courtoisie.
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Est-ce une vision ? Un songe ? Suis-je en train de dormir ?
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'The summer had been long hot and bloody. Fall, with its cooler temperatures was coming. Maybe people wouldn't be as inclined to kill each other. But she doubted it.'

In 2059 New York City, technology and humanity collide, Detective Eve Dallas searches the darkest corners of Manhattan for an elusive killer with a passion for collecting souls...

On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park-and into a hellish new investigation. Her latest homicide case is a particularly vicious case. The victim, Elisa Maplewood, a young mother, is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of the lake. Raped and strangled in the park, her body naked but for what appears to be a single red ribbon tied around her neck. Her hands are posed, as if in prayer. But it is the eyes-removed with such precision, as if done with the careful hands of a surgeon-that have Dallas most alarmed.

Eve starts investigating Elisa's friends and relations, and as more bodies turn up, each with the same defining scars, Eve is frantic for answers. An offer of help comes from an unlikely source. The only reason Eve agrees to meet with psychic Celina Sanchez is that she is a friend of a friend. But Celina claims to have experienced visions of the killer and can recite precise details of the case - details that the police have kept to themselves. She is also no glory-hunter - she doesn't want her name released to the media. Haunted by the visions of death that she sees, all she wants to do is help Eve catch the criminal so that she is left in peace. Though Eve remains sceptical of Celina's abilities, against her instincts, she serves the greater good, and she will use all the resources she can to track down the killer before he strikes again...

The psychic who offers one vision after another-each with shockingly accurate details of the murders. And when partner and friend Peabody is badly injured after escaping an attack, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a symbol? A twisted religious ritual? A souvenir? With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer's motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare....
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On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park-and into a hellish new investigation. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of the lake. Around her neck is a single red ribbon. Her hands are posed, as if in prayer. But it is the eyes-removed with such precision, as if done with the careful hands of a surgeon-that have Dallas most alarmed.

As more bodies turn up, each with the same defining scars, Eve is frantic for answers. Against her instincts, she accepts help from a psychic who offers one vision after another-each with shockingly accurate details of the murders. And when partner and friend Peabody is badly injured after escaping an attack, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a symbol? A twisted religious ritual? A souvenir? With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer's motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare...

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:56 -0400)

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New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas reluctantly accepts help from a psychic to solve a string of gruesome murders in 2059 Manhattan, but when her partner Peabody almost becomes the next victim, the stakes are raised.

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