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With Red Hands

(Violet Eyes #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,008 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Natalie Lindstrom was once one of an elite group of investigators with the power to interview the dead victims of violent crime. But now Natalie has had enough. Enough of the violence. Enough of the darkness that has already gotten too close to her five-year-old daughter. Yet as she tries to build a new life and protect her child from the world she has left, Natalie still ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Dell (first published January 1st 2004)
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Carlos Reges
Esperaba más. Estuvo mucho mejor la primera entrega.
Mort
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I have to confess, I wasn’t looking forward to this one and had to force myself to start it. The first half was difficult going and, to be fair, it may have been my attitude toward the novel rather than the story.
But then I got into it and it took less than a day to finish the second half. I enjoyed it, was pleasantly surprised by the serial killer and his back story, as well as the cruelty of his murders.
So, for the first half I thought it would be a three star book, at best. The second half we
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Yolie McLaughlin
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the first in the series many years ago. Once I began to do more reading, I began to remember a book that referred to characters with violet eyes. I knew I had to find the name of the author and did a search. I ordered "With Red Hands" and it was a little difficult for me when I started reading because I could not recall a lot from the first one. After reading more of the book, I became more engrossed and interested in the book. It is a bit scary! It plays with your psyche! I had nightmare ...more
Barbara
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very gripping continued story from Eyes.
Alice Chimera
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usa, presente un poco passato per il nostro oggi. Natalie dotata dei portentosi occhi viola che le permettono di essere un tranfer per le anime dei defunti ha lasciato il Dipartimento Americano per la Comunicazione con l’Aldilà (o DACA) e sta cercando di vivere la sua vita da libera professionista con sua figlia. Dopo la morte di Dan, è rimasta sola incinta e la sua vita fuori dal mondo degli occhi viola non è così facile, come se non bastasse alcuni assassini sembrano essere assolti dalle stess ...more
Barbara ★
After the events of Through Violet Eyes, Natalie Lindstrom has left The Corps and is working freelance. Natalie is a Violet - a rare person who can actually interview the dead by channeling their energy. During the trial of a teenage boy accused of murdering his wealthy parents, Natalie's friend (the prosecutor) asks for her help with channeling the dead parents. The prosecutor thinks there might be something fishy going on since the defendant's lawyer is a little too overconfident given the evi ...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
This is the second book in Stephen Woodworth's Violet series. In the first book, Through Violet Eyes, we met Natalie Lindstrom. Natalie is a Violet, born with violet eyes she's able to channel dead people and used to work for the NAACC's Crime Division. But she left several years ago to take care of her daughter. Callie is now five years old, and as much as she's tried to shield her from both the Corp's influence and what she is, everything catches up with Natalie in this installment.

After decid
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Maurean
Jan 30, 2008 rated it liked it
In “Through Violet Eyes” we are introduced to an alternate present-day world where a small percentage of people are born with violet irises and who also have the ability to channel the dead. “With Red Hands” brings back Natalie Lindstrom, a Violet herself who was once one of an elite group of investigators, but who is now trying to build a new life for her and her five-year-old daughter. However, when a teenage boy is put on trial for shooting his wealthy parents, another well-known Violet takes ...more
Dora Okeyo
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
' I can see how he's going to kill again.'
If you are looking for a book that will send shivers down your spine whilst saving you some time to try and find your way through, then this is it.
The story opens up with a young boy, Scott Hayland, whose rich parents have been murdered and it's made news. Scott is hesitant when he's told by his lawyer that they will summon his dead parents, courtesy of a Violet named Lyman. Violets are people who can summon dead souls. They are called Violets because
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Mika Dennis
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book surprised me with how fond I grew of it. I went from thinking it was dull and cliche to thrilling and heart-throbbing.
Which each chapter I grew more and more enticed, like I was a part of the investigation myself. From the beginning I wasn't very interested, then Woodworth impressed me with the realism of the court scene, which I found fascinating through every paragraph.
He made the phantom like idea seem plausible in his story, something I was very skeptical in the beginning.

And the
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Teresa in ohio
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads
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Titan
I have tried time and time and again to push past the invisible barrier of disinterest to get to the meat of this story where I know good things await, but I simply cannot. One of the things I can't get over is the huge gape in time between this book and the previous. I don't know why, but it bothers me to no end. And though we return to some familiar faces, they seem like entirely different people - hardly the ones I grew to love in the first book.

So I won't be finishing or rating - my buddy-re
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Dana
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the second Natalie Lindstrom mystery, following up on Through Violet Eyes. Though Through Violet Eyes could probably have been a stand-alone novel, it is interesting to see how Natalie's life has developed since the end of the last book. Though she has now left the NAACP, she once again finds herself involved in a murder investigation at the request of her DA friend. This one hits close to home, though, because it appears that a copycat killer has struck, in the style of the killer who ...more
Drucilla
Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: w
A worthy follow up to the original. This time the danger is much closer to home. The author uses something mentioned in the first novel and expands upon it. The villian of the piece is much more scary and dangerous than the Violet killer of the first novel. You're really scared for Natalie and Callie, especially as Dan isn't physically there to protect them. I really appreciated how the reader gets much more resolution at the end of this novel, although it was a bittersweet. Bridges are re-built ...more
Beth Kluesener
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
As with the first book (it has been quite a few years since I read that one...) the premise is so interesting. I found the writing to be a bit overdone and clunky at times, but the story keeps upir attention and had me binge-reading to find out what happened. Something that bothered me was the many implications of the NAACC that are never addressed; like their blatant violations of rights, cover ups, etc, etc. Seemed a little too unrealistic, made me question how they were formed and how they en ...more
Cmoore
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Stephen Woodworth's "bad guys" are some of nastiest characters I've ever encountered in print (very creepy!). In this the second installment in the series, Natalie (a Violet) has broken from the government and it's rigid control and has gone freelance with her special ability (to speak with the dead). Little does she know that she will have to reopen a case that drove her mother insane — and in the course of the investigation, she has to face her mother's enemy, without losing her life or jeopar ...more
Laura
Jul 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fans of Minority Report, Silence of the Lambs and Fallen will enjoy this book, which tested the limits of my tolerance for very dark, very creepy stories. It reminded me most of the Denzel Washington movie as the main character eventually realizes to her horror that the serial killer who drove her mother insane has returned by possessing another psychic, with plans to get further revenge on her and her 5-year-old daughter. This was a riveting thriller that was great to read - once - but was almo ...more
Linda
Jun 25, 2010 rated it liked it
The rating was hard to give this time. Sometimes it deserved a 3 and sometimes a 4. The concept of the story is interesting. They are called Violets and they can interview dead victims of violent crimes. There eye color is where they got their name. I'm not sure where the book fell short. Possibly because there is some strange things occurring with a young child. About 1/2 way through I got a little more into it. I am glad I read it although I don't think I'll read any more. This was the second ...more
Reecie
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Natalie Lindstrom was once one of an elite group of investigators with the power to interview the dead victims of violent crime. But now Natalie has had enough. Enough of the violence. Enough of the darkness that has already gotten too close to her five-year-old daughter. Yet as she tries to build a new life and protect her child from the world she has left, Natalie still knows injustice when she sees it. And she knows that in a high-profile California trial, a young man is getting away with mur ...more
Dina_s
A much better book than the first in the series. We rejoin Natalie as she struggles to protect her Violet child from her powers and the twisted souls out to destroy her. The climax went flat at the end, but the overall pace was good. I still don't totally buy the premise and would think that with a proven certainty of the afterlife humans would either be reckless in their behaviour or drowning in religious fervour. There is a lot about the fabric of society in this alternate scenario that the au ...more
Angie crosby
Aug 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: alex, suspense, paranormal
Good book, though in no way a realistic one. While I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I would have liked to know how exactly having violet eyes means you can talk to dead people, how it became okay for using the words of dead murder victims as summoned by the violets, in court. Perhaps that is covered in the first book of the series. This was the second. The ending was suddenly over. Seemed a bit hasty. Still a good read
Dascha
Mar 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, series
The 2nd in a series, although I have yet to read #1 and I still really enjoyed this one.

Violets are conduits to the dead. The government has a "Violet Members" group for whom they can control and have available as needed for investigations. Natalie has chosen not to be part of this controlled group which makes her dangerous.

I found this story an exciting thriller with a paranormal twist. Fast pace and hard to put down.
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
This is a review of the series as whole. I really enjoyed these books. They were all fast-paced with a good central mystery. The world building was unique and aptly described. Natalie, a Violet, is our main character throughout the series and she can contact the dead. Mr. Woodworth created great mysteries and infused the books with tons of suspense. Following Natalie's life and adventures was really fun and I am sad there isn't a fifth book.
Sara
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: like-it
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Lucille P Robinson
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This isn't a review. I will review later and add to my own review blog.

Another book in the Violet Eyes series written by Stephen Woodworth and another book worth reading.

This is the second book, I think, in the series. The reason I'm not certain about the order is mainly due to the fact that I only learned just yesterday that Stephen had written the books as a series. I have yet to read the other two books.
H3yd00
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2006
I really enjoyed Through Violet Eyes, and this was a very solid sequel. Fast paced, once I hit 100 pages, I couldn't get enough. Unique characters, very likeable and believable. Hope the third book is just as good...
Trish
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book takes place five years after the first book and it's much less enjoyable than the first. Yes it's a quick read but it falls short. What could have been a great series is reduced to James Patterson like writing. Easy and quick story lines with, what seems to me, not much follow through.
CriCra CriCra
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: prestito
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Jennifer Daniel
Oct 31, 2008 rated it liked it
Not bad considering I usually do not like sci-fi. It reminded me of the movie Minority Report. They used telepaths to solve crime in this book. Written very convincingly so it didn't seem too far fetched and idea.
Grace
Apr 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Good follow-up to With Violet Eyes. It’s five years later and Natalie is a free-lance Violet supporting her daughter while trying to keep her away from the NAACC. When a prosecutor friend asks her for help in case, Natalie is drawn into a serial killer case.
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Stephen Woodworth is an American speculative fiction author, and a native of Fullerton, California.

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