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Visions in Death (In Death #19)

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  16,620 Ratings  ·  478 Reviews
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 hand ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Berkley (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
Aly is so frigging bored
Oct 12, 2015 Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, mistery
1st read: 21 June - 7 July 2013

2nd read: 30 September - 11 October 2015
Sep 21, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, in-death
I quite enjoyed the premise of this book, and while parts left me blanching, other parts had me grinning ear from ear. The supporting cast was a bigger presence in this book, which is always good to read, and the action building up to a brilliant climax was excellent as always. I guessed the final twist about a chapter before it happened, which was a little sad, but it was still rather enjoyable. Can't wait to read the next one.
Apr 12, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2015
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
Jul 22, 2013 Elvan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, audiobooks
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
❆ Crystal ❆
4 stars. I really enjoyed this installment in the In Death Series. The banter with Eve and everyone else is just so awesome. Eve is great!
There was a nice surprise at the end that I really enjoyed. It really threw me as I never saw it coming. I can't wait to read the next one.
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
Aug 24, 2014 Caro rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-death
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
May 05, 2016 Kara-karina rated it really liked it
Another fantastic thriller from Nora Roberts. Great characterization, a fab twist in the investigation, a clever use of secondary characters. This book was gruesome and emotional, and I really loved it! Total recommend.

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Ещё один фантастичный триллер от Норы Робертс. Превосходная характеризация, классный поворот сюжета и умное использование вторичных персонажей. Книга эта была мрачной, кровавой и эмоциональной, и мне очень пришлась по душе. Рекомендую без колебаний.
Apr 07, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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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
**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
Mar 10, 2013 **Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt** rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
(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."
Jul 25, 2013 Sam rated it really liked it
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
Feb 04, 2016 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing
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. Lots of dialogue and detective work, then mix in a psychic with an agenda of her own and that equals a very fluid read!

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.
Feb 09, 2016 Lyndi rated it it was amazing
Oh man, I vaguely remembered bits of this one but managed to forget all the best parts. That was a wild ride from start to finish.
Apr 24, 2016 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 19 (reread)
It is nearing the end of summer. As with her other cases, this one hits Eve close to home and she is plagued with nightmares and not getting enough sleep. Really, the author needs to get her into therapy … this has gone on far enough. At any rate, now that Peabody is her partner and no longer her aide, Eve gets around to telling her about it. This is another case story, sprinkled throughout with bits of character development and supporting character arc movements. Crack and
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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Katy M
Oct 16, 2014 Katy M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
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
Feb 23, 2012 Malin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 17, 2016 Sheila rated it it was amazing
A serial killer is lose in NYC and he takes the eyes of the women he has raped and killed. Eve gets the case and she finds other cases of missing persons that may be related. She also has a psychic who tells her she has visions of the murders. It gets more personal when Peabody is attacked.

I like this group of characters. Eve is having a hard time with all these friends and friends of friends but she is building a family from them. She is learning to care for them although it scares her, especia
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
Sep 11, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Yes, I enjoy all of her books, but this one really yanked at my heartstrings. The last five chapters of this book were exceptional and there was an unexpected twist right at the end that really floored me. My next read will be the next book in the series!
 Shirin  Laturkar
Mar 06, 2016 Shirin Laturkar rated it really liked it
Did not see that was really unexpected, because these books tend to be so predictable!
Tom McGrath
Apr 24, 2016 Tom McGrath rated it it was amazing
I don't have enough good things to say about this entire series. I have read all 52 items (including 10 "novellas") currently in the series and loved each and every one. I have both the print and audio versions of each. The narrator of the audio versions is OUTSTANDING and she makes me laugh out loud, cry and get really annoyed in the car as I listen. But a terrific reader can only be as good as the source material so that should indicate the high quality of these books. The sex gets a little ti ...more
Lauren Kozilski
Sep 15, 2015 Lauren Kozilski rated it it was amazing
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Oct 19, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it
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
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
May 22, 2015 Visnja.Max rated it it was amazing
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J.D. Robb writes police procedurals set in the near future.

Naked in Death is the first book in what was initially meant to be trilogy about Eve Dallas, a NY police lieutenant with a dark past. In that first book she meets the mysterious Roarke, who is a suspect in the case. By the time the third book in that initial trilogy was in stores readers clamored for more.

Twenty years later, Devoted in Dea
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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 44 books)
  • Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
  • Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
  • Immortal in Death (In Death, #3)
  • Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)

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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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