Review of “Visions in Death” (In Death #19) by J.D. Robb

Robb, J.D. Visions in Death. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0399151712. $21.95 USD. 

4 stars

This installment of the In Death series was one where the case at first seemed pretty cut-and-dry and a bit boring at first as a result, only to pick up steam in the second half. And that is thanks to a plot twist, which while predictable in the sense of human nature, kept it from being yet another story about a misogynistic male killer, which has been done in this series already.

Another highlight (if you can call it that) is when the case “gets personal.” With Peabody getting more to do since her promotion, it was shocking to see her put in jeopardy, and the way everyone rallied around her in support and the gang increased their efforts to catch the killer was wonderful. One of the best parts was seeing McNab become emotional over her being hurt (which echoes her emotions over his injuries a few books back), especially since the two of them finally actually talk about the jealousy issues they had prior to making it official and straighten things out earlier in the book.

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