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Visions in Death (In Death #19)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  14,331 ratings  ·  398 reviews
A New York Times BestsellerDetective 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. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of the lake. Aro
Paperback, Large Print, 540 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Gale Group (first published 2004)
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5 Stars!! Another great read for a series that never disappoints and an author who always delivers!!

J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts does it again. She manages to write another engaging mystery with characters that are familiar, and seem to develop with each book. In this one, the relationship between Eve and Peabody solidifies itself, it was always a good one, but a defining moment not only strengthens their partnership, but also their friendship. Eve opens up to Peabody and she finally realizes how much
Lt. Eve Dallas is called to Belvedere Castle in Central Park. A body of a woman has been found on the rocks below the castle. She has been beaten and raped. The red cord around her necks shows she was strangled. But the worst part is her eyes have been removed. As Eve and her partner, Peabody, work the case, another eyeless victim is discovered in another city park. A psychic comes forward offering her help. She seems to know actual details of the cases that haven't been released to the public. ...more
With a couple of exceptions (NY2D, Treachery) Visions falls in the middle of the peak years of the InDeath series in my opinion. One excellent book after another with a few near misses. Visions is top 10 for me. Blue is my favourite kind of serial killer; he's cold blooded and hard to track. Add a screwed up past history and John Blue, like the Groom enters into the really whacked killers category.
Now mix in a bit of Celina Sanchez and Peabody and JD manages to add a bit of woo woo without annoy
A really good but tough one. Written well and definitely pulls you and puts you in the book. Emotions, tough parts case-wise and personally, some good upbeat parts to balance it out, good friends and personalities, suspense and a little action, some touchy areas, a definite twist that I totally didn't see coming and a good ending. A great read that drowns you and has you sucking in a breath when you surface. Can't wait to read more with my hero Lieutenant Eve Dallas, Roarke's Cop. She is the Ult ...more

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After so many books, one would have thought that I will be bored to read more. Huge mistake! This series never ceases to amaze me! “Visions In Death” is one of my favorite books in this series so far!

Eve Dallas and Peabody are trying to solve a series of horrible murders and, at the same time, their relationship becomes deeper. But this case is more dangerous for Peabody and, then, Eve will realize that her life
I always know when I read one of these it's going to be good. They are a guilty pleasure and I love this series so much! There was a really intense moment that nearly had me crying but it ended well so there were no tears shed. Eve Dallas, you are my hero!
Hali Sowle
Another standout in the In Death series. It is still summer in the city, and young women walk their dogs near the park enjoying the evening. But for one young woman that pleasant pastime is cut horribly short. Lt. eve Dallas is pleased that she hasn't shot or assaulted any of her husbands rich, eccentric, business partners at a soirée, but as she and Roarke head home she is paged to the homicide of a young woman found in Central Park near Belvedere Castle. The young woman has been beaten and mut ...more
(Eve)"Hold on. You have to give them a gift for moving?"
"Uh-huh. Plus they're shacking, so it should be a couple thing." She (Mavis) ate another canape, fed one to Leonardo.
"Why does there have to be a gift for every damn thing?" Eve complained.
"Retail conspiracy." Roarke patter her knee.
"I bet it is," Eve said darkly. "I just bet it is."
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
It's probably more of a 4 for me... but this did have so much of what I love about the series. But that freaky bit out of left field towards the end... that's what lost the half star. I guess, I prefer my mysteries to be something that I can really figure out (and feel especially smart regardless if I am or not) but that left field thing... really? Really? *Exasperated sigh* I see it as a dirty trick and did not appreciate it. Not. At. All.

But... nasty tricks aside, there was much to love about
Another entertaining and heartbreaking installment in the In Death series! Visions in Death involved a serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and strangled victims then taking their eyes for trophies. Homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent into a detailed and brutal investigation that shows how cruel people can be to others. Anything to do with eyes always freaks me out so I had a hard time reading about the bodies in this book, but JD Robb kept me listening late into the night like always. Here's ...more
Even without the book’s promotional blurb, within ten pages, the reader recognizes the basic and oft used plotline. A serial killer is beating, raping, and killing women. They all fit a certain physical type, all are posed identically in strategic public venues, all are identically adorned and all are identically mutilated.

Any reader who devours non-cozy mysteries and thrillers on a regular basis knows this killer’s profile. He is ritualistically and repeatedly killing the likeness of a dominan
A woman is found naked in the park, brutally raped and murdered. The red ribbon she's been strangled with is tied around her neck, and her eyes have been cut out. Like all sexual assault cases, the case hits Lieutenant Eve Dallas hard. When it becomes clear that they have a serial killer on their hands, the stakes become higher, and Eve and Peabody have to work to stop him before another woman loses her life.

Eve is approached by a psychic, who claims she saw the murder taking place. While Dallas
A very interesting and quite graphic futuristic story about a psycho who not only kills women, not only mutilates them but also rapes them so if you've got a weak stomach for that sort of scenario, I'd advise not reading this book. The story though is quite good and the author does a very nice job of getting you emotionally invested in the story. Not just the killings but also those involved in the investigation which is not a quality you see in all mysteries. At first, the lead character, Dalla ...more
Katy M
This one is about all forms; from dark to shining. Emotionally powerful.

I never put spoilers in my reviews.
Credit where credit is due: finally, they've decent proofreading! This was one of the most emotionally powerful books of the series and it would have been a shame if the mood had been ruined by the glaring mistakes of the past. So, thanks, Penguin Group for doing your job.
J D Robb (Nora Roberts) is one of the few authors I reread. Everything about the "in death" novels is quality
Silver James
Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb Back-to-back must reads. First DIVIDED IN DEATH and now VISIONS IN DEATH. Yes, this is a reread but I'd forgotten the twist at the end. And I'd also forgotten the impact of Peabody's injuries on everyone involved, especially Eve Dallas. Dallas and Roarke have survived the blip in their relationship that happened in the previous book. They're steady and their relationship solid as Dallas faces a serial killer who's violence is escalating. In the midst of the investigation, Eve realizes that for ...more
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Maybe I was off of my A game, but there were a few twists and turns I didn't see coming. This is unusual for an In Death book.

Eve is beginning to open up more to her friends. They are the family she never had and she's learning to be a real person. This dips a little deeper into the psychic/visions thing than any of the others have to date.

Not as funny as some of the others, but much more character growth and development. Now I can't wait for the next.
I've read plenty of Nora Roberts' books before and loved them all, but this was my first of her futuristic murder mystery novels written under the name J.D. Robb. I am happy to say that all the things I love most about Roberts was still present in this novel, despite the different genre: feisty, smart, independent heroine and secondary women characters; complex relationships; positive acknowledgment of non-traditional spiritual and life choices; keeps-you-guessing mystery with high tension; and ...more
Marlina Heriana Siregar
Membayangkan gaun Letnan Eve Dallas yang
rusak sayang banget karena dia harus meninjau TKP.
Padahal itu gaun kan mahal--terutama karena Roarke
yang belikan. Seperti biasa, pembunuhan langsung
terpapar diawal.K
Kasus kali ini cukup mengerikan dan tragis. Disiksa, diperkosa, leher korban dijerat pake pita
sampe mati, baru dicungkil matanya. Dan lebih wah
lagi, ternyata Letnan Eve Dallas bekerjasama dengan
cenayang, Celina Sanchez.
Diseri ini Roarke dan Eve adem ayem tanpa
perang dingin dan adegan ranjangn
Great book - this was actually the very first book I read in the series, liked it so much had to buy the all the others and read them from the start.

Excellent series of books.

Just finished my re-read of this book - no wonder I had to read the whole series. John Blue is the epitome of serial killers - and poor Peabody in this book.

Siti Maulida Amalia
Hubungan Roarke - Eve membaik di buku kali ini. saling berbagi perasaan tentang masa kecil mereka yg menyakitkan #tsaah.

pelaku kejahatan kali ini ada dua orang. wew. kayaknya nggak usah di bahas kalau nggak pengen di keplak orang yg belum baca. haha. intinya, kalau sebelum2nya (gw lupa buku nomer berapa) ian mcnab yang menjadi korban keganasan pelaku pembunuhan, kali ini Detektif Delia Peabody lah yang menjadi korban saat hendak memasuki apartemennya sendiri. kalau ian sebelumnya sempat terluka
This read was 4 - 4-1/2 *'s for me. Loaded as usual with action and lots of interactions between Eve/Roarke and her extended family. Loved the continuation of Eve and Peabody's relationship, seeing McNab and Peabody becoming more of a unit, as well as her cop family. And thank God she finally got a decent ride.
I found this installment quite a good read (ha ha) - there weren't any major character developments, however, this gave way for full attention to the investigation which left me completely blind sided - and I was okay with that! More than okay, actually.

I was initially skeptical of the character Celina Sanchez, the psychic; did not want another 'Ceremony in Death'. However, her addition to the story does not detract, but rather creates another layer to this already intriguing installment.

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Vfields is fighting to be Happy!
I don't say much because this is a series your either all in or out. And I'm totally all in!
Jenny Delandro
Loving this excursion with Eve and Peabody....

Roarke gets his hands dirty ... more than usual.

In the end, there is a twist that surprises

Nothing soft in the story and the storyline is gripping and I would recommend it to anyone!!

Seri ke 19 serial In Death favorit saya. Gak ada alasan untuk tidak membeli dan membacanya ^^ Ini kesan saya tentang buku ini...

Seorang perempuan mengaku pendapat penglihatan suatu pembunuhan terjadi. Namanya Celina Sanchez. Dan ia memaksa Eve untuk memberinya kesempatan membantu penyelidikan pembunuhan yang berkaitan dengan penglihatannya. Sebagai seorang polisi yang mengandalkan alat bukti yang nyata, Eve berat untuk mengizinkan Celina. Namun hanya dia satu-satunya petunjuk Eve.

Kasus yang dita
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This book was a very emotional read.

First because of the nature of the crime. The crimes were very violent and the poor women who were being hurt and killed were completely innocent so it made it even worse. The man responsible went through a traumatic childhood and was obviously abused himself as a child but that in no way made what he did to these women okay on any level.

Not to give too much away but one of our own gets significantly damaged in this installment and the way the rest of the cast
I really love this series but sometimes the types of violence committed is hard to handle. This book involved yet another sexually violent serial killer that was just over the top horrific. The biggest problem reading this book was that I read the summary before (something I never do and won't again) which warned me that one of my favorite characters (Peabody) was going to be hurt. The murderer was raping and mutilating his victims and I just couldn't bear reading a description of her enduring a ...more
A pretty sick case for Eve and Peabody and a psychic that approaches them with information she couldn't possibly know.

Eve is more than skeptical, distrusting anything she can't explain, but not against using every tool she has, especially considering the very few leads she has to go on.

Eve notices that her circle of friends is getting bigger and bigger and despite grumbling about it and feeling uncomfortable, she is slowly getting used to being surrounded by people. She is also starting to get a
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline.
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“You're earlier than expected, and appear to have gotten through the day without destroying any article of clothing. I must note this event down on my calendar."

"Bitch when I'm late, bitch when I'm early. You could go pro on the bitching circuit.”
“You're a cold bitch, Dallas."
"Yes, I am."
"Well, I suppose if I'd been murdered I'd want a cold bitch looking for my killer.”
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