2007: #45 – Through Violet Eyes (Stephen Woodworth)

Book #45 was Through Violet Eyes, the first book in Stephen Woodworth’s Violet series. The back of the book reads:

In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder. Because to every generation are born a select few souls with violet-colored eyes, and the ability to channel the dead. Both rare and precious—and rigidly controlled by a society that craves their services—these Violets perform a number of different duties. The most fortunate increase the world’s cultural heritage by channeling the still-creative spirits of famous dead artists and musicians. The least fortunate aid the police and the law courts, catching criminals by interviewing the deceased victims of violent crime.

But now the Violets themselves have become the target of a brutal serial murderer—a murderer who had learned how to mask his or her identity even from the victims. Can the FBI, aided by a Violet so scared of death that she is afraid to live, uncover the criminal in time? Or must more of her race be dispatched to the realm that has haunted them all since childhood?

This was sort of your typical “catch the serial killer” thriller with a nice original twist. The Violets make things interesting. I wasn’t expecting one of the twists at the end. The next three books in the series will be immediately added to my wish list!

Page count: 333 | Approximate word count: 98,235

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