Friday, August 22, 2014

Flashback Friday - August 22nd, 2014

Flashback Friday is hosted by Swoony Boy Podcasts and Fiction Fare, and it is a way to highlight the books that we read a while back, and may not have reviewed.  Here are the instructions:

Pick a book... any book that meets the following criteria: 

1.  Must have been published at least 2 years ago or
2.  Preferably is still in print or available to read

That's it!  Just grab the button and then after you post, link up!!!

Through Violet Eyes (Violet Eyes #1)
By:  Stephen Woodworth
Published:  August 31st, 2004

This is a book that I found while working part time at B. Dalton Bookstore.  And then I really enjoyed the series, although I feel like it ended before it was really finished.  There were four in the series, but I was left kind of hanging, and definitely I think there was more story to tell.  But overall it is a favorite series of mine, one that unfortunately I forget about when I'm suggesting books to others.  Below I've shared the cover and the synopsis from Goodreads.

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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