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Through Violet Eyes (Violet , Bk 1)
Through Violet Eyes - Violet , Bk 1
Author: Stephen Woodworth
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 differe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553803372
ISBN-10: 0553803379
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
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3.9 stars, based on 245 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Through Violet Eyes (Violet , Bk 1) on + 164 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Good story and beginning to a series! I don't want to give too much of the plot away beyond the description above, so I'll just say that this is a fast and easy read which I definitely recommend to anyone who likes thrillers or stories about the paranormal. Stephen Woodworth writes very well, and I especially love the way he describes things. Umbrellas don't just open, they mushroom. A woman has lovely soymilk skin. Woodworth paints quick, interesting pictures that enhance the narrative without bogging it down.

I'm surprised more people weren't interested in seeing the Violets disappear -- just about anyone with a secret to keep might see Violets as potentially problematic. There are at least three more books to follow this one however, so maybe that will come up more later....
reviewed Through Violet Eyes (Violet , Bk 1) on + 279 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is a quick and easy read. The details are good and believable in the story. The plot about people who can channel some souls and not others for testimony is really interesting and different. I was a thrown by the ending. I didn't see it coming at all. Normally I can tell from a mile away. So that was fun for me!
If you like paranormal thrillers this is definitely worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 5
I picked this book up but I wasn't sure if I'd like it. For me it was a real easy read & it held my interest from the beginning. I liked it so much I got the rest that he has written and am anxiously awaiting the next release.
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Helpful Score: 3
Awesome book. Kind of reminded me of the Tom Cruise movie where they can see the future using people. Kept me engrossed the whole time reading it, and I could barely put it down at night when I went to bed. Looking forward to reading another novel from Stephen Woodworth.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great story, well-written, engaging characters!!! Looking forward to more titles by this author!
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reviewed Through Violet Eyes (Violet , Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
Set in an alternate present-day setting where a small percentage of people are born with violet irises and the ability to channel the dead. Naturally, the government has stepped in and regulated their lives, using them as tools in murder trials; an early scene in which a judge instructs the jury how to "weigh the testimony of the deceased" nicely sets the book's tone. When it becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting the Violets themselves, FBI agent Dan Atwater is paired with Natalie Lindstrom, a Violet, to investigate. There are a fixed number of suspects from the beginning, but since the deceased can inhabit the bodies of Violets, none of the players ever exit the story, even when they are killed. Moments after dying, the victims take over Natalie's consciousness, bringing their tale of the Faceless Man who killed them and their suspicion that he may be working with someone on the other side.

This twist makes for a tantalizing puzzle rife with red herrings, one made all the more entertaining by brisk pacing and strong internal logic.

A suspenseful, tightly written novel.

Excellent Read!!!
reviewed Through Violet Eyes (Violet , Bk 1) on + 111 more book reviews
"The Violets are people who can communicate with the dead and let their spirits inhabit their bodies. They are allowed to testify in court with the dead spirit inside them accusing the perpetrator of murder. A SoulScan is an instrument that shows the Violet being possessed by the spirit that the Violet called using a touchstone. Not many Violets are born in each generation so the government of each country puts them under their "protection". In the United States, the North American Afterlife Communication Corps is the umbrella organization of the Violets and those people who don't choose to join them are harassed, their lives are made miserable by a bureaucracy that wants to keep a tight reign on them.

Someone is killing the Violets and the government officials have no clue who is doing it as they leave no evidence behind. FBI agent Dan Atwater is assigned to protect Violet Natalie Lindstrom who attended the same school as the victims. Dan is afraid of what Natalie can do because she can contact a ghost from his past, one he wants to avoid at all costs. Gradually the barriers between them are breached and the unlikely duo fall in love, but there is no guarantee that they will live long enough to celebrate their deep feelings.

THROUGH VIOLET EYES is not a religious thriller because the premise of the Violets is based on scientific fact. This work reads like a fabulous urban fantasy in which spirits inhabit the bodies of the Violets as a last way to hang onto life. The fantasy element is very strong and Stephen Woodworth's work is nothing short of remarkable.

Harriet Klausner"
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I liked this story; it had plenty of suspense and mystery. The ending was a surprise, and a sad one and a mircle at the end.
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Awesome. Kept me guessing!

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