Through Violet Eyes

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 31, 2004 - Fiction - 247 pages
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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?

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I don't like sad ending...was a great book. - Goodreads
It is rushed and the ending is abrupt. - Goodreads
Realy liked the twist in the plot in this book. - Goodreads
Fast pace, and I didn't find myself think - Goodreads
great story, ending is not real happy, but it is real - Goodreads
The ending was a little sad for me, but still good. - Goodreads

Review: Through Violet Eyes (Violet Eyes #1)

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Stunned! I loved this book and I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to feel about it. I picked it up out of a book of free books and the back blurb intrigued me, but I didn't know if I would actually ... Read full review

Review: Through Violet Eyes (Violet Eyes #1)

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PREVIOUS READ: 25 February, 2007 TO 25 February, 2007 (9/10) REREAD #1: 21 May, 2010 to 23 May, 2010 (7/10) Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A First Place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, Stephen Woodworth has published speculative fiction for more than a decade. His work has appeared in such venues as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Gothic.Net, and Strange Horizons. A native Californian, he is currently writing more novels in the Violet universe.

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