I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, November 11, 2016

Visions in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

In this exciting mystery featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas, her partner Detective Peabody, and her husband Roarke, a sadistic killer is on the loose in the New York of 2059.  In central park, near the castle, on a rock at the bottom of a hill, a woman is found naked with a bright red bow around her neck and her eyes cut out.  She has been severely beaten, raped, and then strangled.  This will not be the only woman to be found this way in different parks around the city.

For those who read this series, they will be happy to know that Peabody gets them a really sleek car from the car pool, something Eve has never been able to do, perhaps due to her habit of wrecking cars.  Also, McNab fixes her computer temporarily and promises to build her a new one if she promises not to hit or kick it.  Those who read this series are also aware of the severe abuse Dallas went through as a child.  When a licensed psychic comes in with information only she and the killer know, she finds it hard to doubt her, especially when she comes recommended by Louise as a close friend, a doctor who is a friend of her and Roarke's.  When she goes to Louise to check out the psychic, she has to go to Dochas (Gaelic for hope), a woman's shelter Roarke built that is run by Louise.  Dallas barely makes it out emotionally.  Between what she saw there and the killings, her nightmares return full force.

Soon, Dallas and Peabody find out the connection between the women is that they have long light brown hair and are into knitting,  crocheting, and crafts.  They believe he haunts craft stores, stalking women to find his victim.  From a shoe imprint and help from the psychic, they believe the killer to be very tall and extremely strong and probably works out in a "real gym".  They also theorize that he probably practiced on other women and finds matches in the missing persons' files.  The psychic agrees to go under hypnosis to reveal details she believes she is blocking.

The third victim is slightly off than the others.  She wasn't into crafts but went with her sister when she shopped at the stores.  Her hair is also slightly off.  There's something that Dallas feels is wrong about this one.

Toward the end, be prepared to have the rug pulled out from you.  I was completely shocked and unprepared for what happens.  It will leave you tearing through pages to get to the end.  Overall, this was a fabulous book.  I really enjoy this series, but this one stands out from the rest.  I've never been so surprised before.  You don't have to read the other books to read this one, but I highly recommend reading them because they are really good.  This book is a must read.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Death-J-D-Robb/dp/0749957395/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478871868&sr=8-1&keywords=visions+in+death

No comments:

Post a Comment