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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Visions in Death (In Death, Book 19) by JD Robb


Visions in Death had pacing issues. A lot of pacing issues. Sorry, had to get that out there first thing.

Overall it was a good book, a good story. Roarke and Eve had a lot of relationship trouble in the previous book, so it was good to see them back to being a strong unit once again.

Several bad things happen in Visions in Death.  And the ending is, or rather, the chapter before the ending, is particularly morbid and gruesome. There is a bit of a surprise twist at the end, something I must admit I didn't see coming.

Here's the blurb:

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. With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer’s motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was okay.
  • Pacing had issues.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development was fine.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books.
Visions in Death didn't have enough oomph for a 10, and it came close to an 8. The twist at the end was the deciding factor between and 8 and a 9.
    • Book Rating: Visions in Death: 9 of 10
    • Series Rating: 9 of 10

    1. Naked in Death
    2. Glory in Death
    3. Immortal in Death
    4. Rapture in Death
    5. Ceremony in Death
    6. Vengeance in Death
    7. Holiday in Death
    7.5  Midnight in Death
    8. Conspiracy in Death
    9. Loyalty in Death
    10.Witness in Death
    11. Judgment in Death
    12. Betrayal in Death
    12.5 Interlude In Death
    13. Seduction in Death
    14. Reunion in Death
    15. Purity in Death
    16. Portrait in Death
    17. Imitation In Death
    17.5 Remember When
    18. Divided in Death
    19. Visions in Death
    20. Survivor In Death
    21. Origin In Death
    22. Memory in Death
    23. Born in Death
    24. Innocent in Death
    25. Creation in Death
    26. Strangers in Death
    27. Salvation in Death
    28. Promises in Death
    29. Kindred in Death
    30. Fantasy in Death
    31. Indulgence in Death
    32. Treachery in Death
    33. New York to Dallas

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