Thursday, July 12, 2012

Throwback Thursday


Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. Be sure to check out all the blogs participating using the linky list at the end of the post.

                                                       Through Violet Eyes
                                                      Stephen Woodworth
                                           Originally Published August 31, 2004
                                                         Published by Dell
                                                               333 pages
      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?

 I must admit, that I picked this book up as the cover grabbed my attention. The violet eyes jumped off the shelf at me. Once I started reading I was hooked. It was a unique concept, being able to use people to talk to the dead so no murder would go unsolved or murderer unpunished.This book was unlike anything I was reading at the time I picked it up and it just captivated me. It has it all, murder, mystery, love and heartbreak. It definitely was a page turner for me and I definitely still recommend it to people that want a great murder, mystery. It was a great start to this series. 

                                               ~~~~~ Tanya ~~~~~~



  1. This does sound like a good one! I like the cover too. Thanks for sharing!
    My Throwback Thursday

    1. I loved the cover and the book turned out to really be good. Thanks for stopping by

  2. What a great cover and a great premise! Definitely something to put on the TBR list!

  3. That sounds really interesting, kind of Minority Report-esque but with a different spin.

    I know I'm super-late this week, but thanks for participating in Throwback Thursday!

  4. I do love that series. I wish the author would continue it.