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Visions in Death

Visions in Death

Written by J. D. Robb

Narrated by Susan Ericksen


Visions in Death

Written by J. D. Robb

Narrated by Susan Ericksen

ratings:
4.5/5 (101 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612592
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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 in Central Park. 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 by the careful hand 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....

Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543612592
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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  • (5/5)
    Good storyline. Psychics and Sensitives are involved. Someone from the crew gets hurt. Twist in the end.
  • (5/5)
    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.
  • (4/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    Visions in Deathby J.D. Robb#19 In DeathAfter 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.
  • (5/5)
    One went out to take the dog for a walk. Another had drinks with a friend after a theater preformance. They had something in common, they are both dead. Dallas knew they weren't his first and second kills, he had been practiceing for a long time. He made a fatal mistake when he made it personal to Dallas. Now she will hunt him down and put him in a cage for the rest of his miserable life.
  • (4/5)
    Another good one--no complaints here.
  • (5/5)
    I can't tell how much this story was good. It's always a pleasure to read about Eve and Roarke and her dynamic with her friends and everybody that gets involved in the investigation. But here we got to see a side of her that we don't get to see much and that is the worried sick friend side. Things happen here that made the final chapters a total heartbreak. Incredible!
  • (5/5)
    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, especially when Mavis asks her and Roarke to be the back up coaches for her baby's birth. Eve needs to be stronger than she is when Peabody is attacked and Eve has to deal with the personal costs as well as the job. I like Eve's vulnerability. I also like that Roarke can read her and know what is going on in her mind. I like how the two complement each other.Can't wait to read the next one.
  • (5/5)
    Good main story plus loved all the interaction between the usual cast members.
  • (4/5)
    Still good to read, but getting to be the same, as before, now. I'm really interested and kept entertained by Eve's friends and acquantitiies as their lives develop and change.
  • (5/5)
    J.D Robb returns to form in this gripping new installment of the In Death series. For those unfamiliar to the series I would recommend that they seek out the first novel Naked In Death, because although these futuristic crime novels can be read as stand alones it's much more satisfying to see the relationships between prickly homocide cop Eve Dallas, and the secondary characters as they develop.Visions begins with Eve called away from one of Roarke's, her billionaire husband, business functions, to deal with the grisly murder and rape of a young woman in Central Park. The interesting thing about this serial killer is that he takes his victims eyes, but the truly intriguing twist in this installment is the introduction of psychic Celina Sanchez who claims to have received visions from the killer's point of view. There is plenty here to keep hard core In Death fans happy, and it retains all the elements one would expect; crisp plotting, bitingly funny dialogue between Dallas and her partner Peabody, and a dash of romance to go with the police work. Eve continues to work out the trauma's of her childhood, but these are presented in new and fresh ways in particular the scene where she visits Dochas a refuge center for abused women and children will give you the chills. Although Dallas always seems to be on the trail of serial killers, the killer in Visions manages to appear fresh in his perversity and the glimpses into his mind seem worryingly plausible. Even when In Death mysteries are sub par the books are still some of the best in the genre due to skillful characterisation and Visions is no exception. Standout moments are when Dallas finally reveals her childhood demons to Peabody the scene is realistic and beautifully written and if you fail to have a lump in your throat while reading it then you have no soul! Other key moments include a scene that threatens one of the major supporting characters. As ever Eve's reactions of horror to Peabody and McNabb's relationship are incredibly funny. Visions is unusual in that we see a little more of how the year 2059 treats the issue of clairvoyancy, something which has only been touched on in previous novels. Visions also boasts a great plot twist, and a peek at what happens after the killer is caught. The epilogue where the crew is called out to exhume the killer's earlier victims' bodies buried is among some of the best prose Robb has written. Definitely a must buy for Robb addicts.
  • (5/5)
    Wow,this one was deep.Very personal she Peabody becomes a victim.
  • (5/5)
    Intense! This was an excellent book in a series that I love. I couldn't put it down. Definitely going to continue to read about Eve and Roarke, and all the rest of the cast of this wonderful futuristic cop series.
  • (4/5)
    This one was more successful for me. It struck me that for once, Roarke didn't have a lot to do with the investigation, only popping in for bits and pieces and a little at the end, which considering his heavy involvement in the previous book was a refreshing change. Some fun stuff with Peabody and McNab, Louise and Charles, Mavis and Leonardo (the part where Mavis asked Eve and Roarke to be the back up birth coaches was hilarious) and some drama for someone close toward the end. I think I must have been pretty worried when I first read the book. I even had (a tiny bit of) sympathy for the villain here. Very good.
  • (4/5)
    While I like the series overall, this one contained one of the things I hate most about mysteries: the author withholding important info just to have a big reveal.
  • (4/5)
    The more of this series I read the more I enjoy them - another strong mystery with a neat little twisted ending.
  • (4/5)
    Visions In Death is the next book in the series and was another strong addition to this series. In this book, Eve is up against a killer who is killing young women and removing their eyes. With little to go on, Eve may be on her most difficult case yet especially when she begins to work with a pyschic who seems to be having visions relating to the murders. Peabody played a more prominent role in this one which was a nice change. Plus, I just love the dynamics between her and Eve so I had a fun time reading this book. Another fast-paced mystery with a great ending that I didn't see coming whatsoever.
  • (4/5)
    This is the 19th in the series, and not really one of my favorites. But hey--it's a long-running series. Some stories are bound to be better than others.There's yet another serial killer on the loose in mid-21st-century NYC. And yet again, the victims' eyes are removed. Eve & co. are getting nowhere, when a psychic shows up and reluctantly offers her help, saying she'd dreamed about the murders. Eve is just as reluctant to accept that help, preferring solid police work to woo-woo stuff.Of course there are some wonderful moments in the ongoing series story--including a dinner party given by Charles & Louise and including Eve & Roarke and Peabody & McNab. And those moments are why even though the mystery in this book isn't one of my favorites, it's still a must-read.It's just that I'd be perfectly happy if I never read another serial killer book again. Ever. I think that's probably why I went from reading lots and lots of romantic suspense to reading hardly any--I overdosed on those darn serial killers. I guess I wouldn't mind if a serial killer were just a little different for a change. But it seems that 99% of them are killing their mothers. I blame Hitchcock.The end did redeem the story quite a lot, but for me, it was too little, too late. I was, I hate to say, bored with the story by the time the twist came, so I wasn't as excited by it as I might otherwise have been. Whether the fault is with the story itself or simply with my disenchantment with serial killer tales I have no idea.
  • (5/5)
    Robb delivers another page-turning chapter in the story of Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD Homicide division, circa 2060. A believable future world, with more than its fair share of serial killers. Helped by dependable partner Peabody and megarich husband Roarke, the bad guys have no chance against her determination. In this story, a psychic sees the murders; Eve is initially sceptical but the psychic is bang on the money...
  • (4/5)
    This is one of J.D. Robb's (Nora Roberts) police procedural series set in the 2050s. It's a familiar tale: a serial rapist/killer must be stopped before he kills again. The clue-gathering and analysis is pretty well told, and the characters are believable. Robb/Roberts doesn't let the futuristic aspects get in the way of the crime story in this one; I don't know about the earlier novels in the series.This is the first one of the series I've read, and I'd now like to go back to find the first ones. It stands alone, but it would be useful to know the backstories.Addenda (1/25/07): I've now read half-a-dozen of the "in Death" books, and this one stands out even more. Dallas's realization of what it means to be interconnected with other people (in the hospital scene after Peabody's injury) is very well written. Her background has never given her that appreciation before, and her struggle is palpable.
  • (4/5)
    Another Eve Dallas story where Eve finds out that having friends is a good thing while she investigates a nasty serial killer, while being fed information from a psychic. A great twist in the tail as well!