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New York to Dallas (In Death #33)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  19,869 Ratings  ·  1,241 Reviews
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author J.D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas: one that will take her all the way to the city that named her-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Putnam Adult (first published 2011)
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Sep 07, 2016 Jilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This was one of the most emotional books of the series. Eve has to go back to Dallas - the place where she was found as a broken, beaten child - to confront a serial killer who has a vendetta against her. It was a tough road for her, but there were also plenty of diversions to keep the story from being too depression-inducing.

The best of the diversionary tactics was Eve's complete annoyance with the "Southern Hospitality" that is so common in Texas.

“How's it going down there?"
"It's weird. The
Oct 02, 2011 Felicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ALMOST gave this 5 stars, but the sheer coincidence of the character TWIST was enough for 4 1/2. Nonetheless this was a REALLY REALLY good book:
1) Creepy bad guy
2) Lots of character stakes
3) Overall plot forward-pushing.

Thumbs up! It's so amazing that after 33 books you can still really CARE about how the characters interact with one another, whether they succeed or not. THis one had a TON of tension, the most in quite a while in the series. Yes, we've seen a lot of this past trauma touched on
Angela James
I'm still mulling over my thoughts about this book. I enjoyed it, as I often enjoy these books, but one thought that I can't shake, now that I'm done, is the idea that this series is going to have to draw to a conclusion now. A lot of the large, overarching story threads that have been interwoven are being given answers, and I feel that, as far as the interpersonal/relationship conflicts go, not just with Eve and Roarke, but the secondary characters as well, that these have all been pretty well ...more
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I am not going to go into the story but just say a few things about the series, it has become really predictable not that, that is bad but I would like to see Eve evolve.

Things there in all books:
Eve getting so into a case, that she doesn't eat, sleep and acts like a boor and has dreams about her past mixed up with the victims, as usual Roarke is there, feeding her and forcing her to look after herself, even siccing Mira on her when needed. We have the customary fight for no reason when Even tri
This was one of my favorite books of the In Death series. Why? It's the culmination of everything Eve and Roarke have done in their relationship up to this point. With tender moments, agonizing soul searching (well as much as Eve and Roarke can agonize), and a vulnerability that express why and how these two love each other; combined with the crime procedural we've come to expect in an In Death book; J.D. Robb masterfully gives us the exact right blend of both the inner workings of a loving comm ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
The 41st Novel of the series In Death (including anthologies), the only one that doesn’t have those words in the title, is as expected great. An escapee pedophile and murderer that 12 years ago, rookie officer Dallas of the NYPD had brought him in, is now going after revenge against her. The similarities with her abusive past and this case is bringing out feelings and memories that had been buried all this time and that she has been fighting to overcome. All through the previous books she learns ...more
It is interesting that JD Robb decided to title this one so differently from the rest of the In Death books. After reading it I can totally get on board with the name change because it felt a little out of step with the others. I felt a lot like Eve did while reading this book. She wasn't in her familiar place, with her familiar people doing her familiar things. She had to set up her board in a Dallas hotel room, she could only intermittently connect with her regular posse. The Dallas E-detectiv ...more
Allison (The Allure of Books)
Well folks, another installment (the 33rd!) of the In Death series, New York to Dallas, by J.D. Robb is going to be released next week. If you’ve followed my blog for any decent amount of time, you know I am an obsessive fan of the series. This one is no exception! It definitely takes things a little bit off the beaten path…

Eve, Roarke and the posse all start out in the futuristic NYC as usual…then an old case – Eve’s first case – comes back to haunt her in a big way. Dude breaks out of jail and
Blue Ribbon Rating: 5 out of 5
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In the mid-twenty-first century, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is facing possibly her worst nemesis yet: paperwork. Just as Eve finds herself wishing for a murder that would spring her from paperwork hell, something worse comes along.

Isaac McQueen – a violent pedophile Eve took down not long after she became a police officer – has escaped prison. McQueen seems more than eager to get back to raping and torturing young girls, but he’s added an additi
Mar 29, 2016 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, just finished reading this on my break. I can't say enough good about this book on so many levels. J.D. Robb really outdid herself - 2 books in a row!

The first time I read this book, I actually thought - Okay, this could very well be the end of the series because it wraps everything up quite nicely. But then I thought, No, there will always be serial killers, stuff that blows up, devious minds, and twisted stories!

This is right up there in my all time favourites of this series - love, love,
Sep 19, 2011 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.

When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body.
Venus Blancia
No wonder this had been awarded the RITA awards for mystery -suspense and romance in 2012. This installment has left me and Eve all through out the story like this.[insert all the cathartic gifs]

May 18, 2012 Netha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Nih buku wajib dibaca....benar2 harus baca bagi yang ingin tau ttg ibunda Eve.

Dibuku ini Eve harus berhadapan dengan luka & masa lalunya. Harus sekali lagi merasakan menjadi nobody yg ga penting buat ke 2 orang tuanya.

Roarke pun harus ikut merasakan sakitnya. Roarke paling ga bisa melihat Eve sakit & terluka. & Duka yg Eve rasakan sepanjang buku ini juga turut dirasakan Roarke tanpa dia tau harus berbicara atau berbuat apa.

mari mulai bercerita.

12 tahun yang lalu Eve berhasil meringku
Dec 04, 2011 Marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just let me say this up front. I love Eve Dallas and Roarke. I've read every single book, and I think every short story.

I have 30 books I'm supposed to review between now and the end of January. I told myself I had plenty of other stuff I should be reading. And I couldn't stop myself from buying J.D. Robb's New York to Dallas last night. And finishing it. Last night. I'm amazed I waited two whole days to get the book.

The ...In Death series are super books. Both in the sense of "you've got to rea
☆ Sammy ☆彡
New York to Dallas was by far one of the most emotional & intense of the In Death series!

In this book, Eve is trying to catch a serial sadistic rapist who broke out of prison. In Eve's pursuit of Isaac McQueen (the rapist), Eve and Roarke must travel to Dallas, TX, which is the city that holds a lot of memories regarding Eve's broken childhood.

My heart hurt for Eve as she had to deal with horrific aspects of the case involving McQueen as well as her having to come to terms with her past. I
Caz Malpas

WOWZERS! That was a good one,

It was an emotional, and heartbreakingly intense read/listen. The villian of the story was pure evil and intent on seeking revenge on Eve. After abducting a previous victim and in the hope of gaining Eve's attention, Isaac McQueen lures Eve into a game of cat and mouse with the intention of ending the game by killing her.

To catch the killer/rapist, Eve along with Roarke have to travel to Dallas the place where the worst of Eves nightmares ste
Kathy Davie
First read October 14, 2011 and again October 30, 2015.

Thirty-third in the In Death futuristic suspense series revolving around Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her mega-billionaire, hunky husband, Roarke.

In 2012, New York to Dallas won the RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Romantic Suspense and the Audie Award for Romance.

My Take
Kind of weird as Dallas spends almost the entire story in Dallas, Texas, pursuing the bad guy. And Roarke sure isn't experiencing a picnic with all the dirty l

I have to say that I was slightly disappointed with this one and it’s since been relegated to my ‘least favorites’ of the series. That seems like an overly polite way to say that I didn’t like the book but it isn’t quite what I mean. I like the book as I like all In Death books; I like revisiting the characters and seeing them develop from book to book, I like bingeing on rereads of this series when I need to sink into something comfortable, and I like that I’ve found a series that remains perso
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Sep) It's no secret that I am a a major JDR fan girl. I have pretty much loved all the In Death books and shorts - sure, some more than others, but overall it's a true love fest here! There are enough reviews here with synopses that I am not going into detail. Suffice it to say that the first case Eve ever worked, the first Bad Guy she caught (even if it was somewhat by accident) and sent to jail has broken out and has sent Eve a message - he's coming for her. Eve and Roarke work with the usual ...more
Mrs. Badass
Sep 14, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm giving it a fan girl 5 star rating, even though it's more of a 4 star book for me. But It's Roarke people...Roarke. So 5 stars :P

New York to Dallas is a fitting title for this latest installment of the in death series, and fans can tell the series is winding down, and coming to an end. Story ARC's are being closed, Loose ends tied down, and memories put to bed.

LT Eve Dallas is taking on a serial pedophile back from her rookie days, and the v
Sep 17, 2011 Jo. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*Rating* 3.5
*Genre* Mystery/Romance


Full review and thoughts later. Real world and personal issues take first priority. Sucks to be me.

1. Unrealistic to me: Eve going to Dallas and taking over the investigation from the Dallas PD and the FBI just because 12 years ago she, as a rookie cop right out of the academy, took down the bad guy on a chance encounter. Really? Where exactly does that happen in real life? Are you really going to sit there and tell me that the FBI would just go quietly
The BookChick
Nora...Nora...Nora...What a Disappointment!

I said it with the last few In Death books and I'll say it again with this one...the series has seriously deteriorated. And, that saddens me! I absolutely love Eve and Roarke, especially Roarke (who doesn't love a sexy Irishman?!?) but Nora’s writing has become stale and tedious…and sadly, predictable.

I wasn’t at all impressed with the “conclusion” to Eve’s story…it just seemed a bit anti-climactic. I mean seriously, she killed her father and had no clu
Beeg Panda
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Books Mom
Originally posted at

The reading world was thrown into a dither when J. D. Robb announced this book -- and it wasn't titled "... In Death". I admit, I was puzzled, too, but this book's title difference made more sense once I'd read the book.

The fact is, this book is less about the mystery and more about Eve facing her past. Yes, she's done a lot of facing her past in the previous books, but this book was a real turning point. For me, it made the book both
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This book had my emotions flinging all over the place. This case did a number on both Eve and Roarke but of course in the end they come out stronger for all that they are put through.

In a nutshell, a criminal that Eve was responsible for apprehending back in her rookie days escapes from prison and he wants some serious revenge on Eve. His crimes back in the day were kidnapping and raping young girls between the ages of 12-15. Back when Eve first busted him she still had no recollection of her ow
Candice Hern
Oct 20, 2014 Candice Hern rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently finished reading the entire In Death series from beginning to end. Whew! Love the entire series, love all the characters. After reading all 40+ novels and novellas in a row, I feel like they're family. After reading this last book, I am sort of bereft not to have another one to dive in to.

I enjoyed NEW YORK TO DALLAS as much as any other JD Robb title, whihc means I loved it. Not my favorite. Not her best. But still very very good. I do like how she was able to inject moments of humor
As the title implies Eve leaves her beloved New York and goes to Dallas. The city in which she killed her father, when she was 8, which always seems to haunt her and gives her nightmares. Roarke of course doesn't let her go alone.

Issac MacQueen, pedofile and murderer, escapes prison and heads to Dallas to draw Eve away from her comfort zone. Eve had put him in gaol only 6 weeks after graduating from the Police Academy and he blames her for the last 12 years of his incarceration.

Issac uses women
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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Echoes in Death, on sale February 2017, is the 44th ent ...more
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“Oh thank you, Jesus."
"It's Roarke." He tapped a finger on Eve's head. "You really shouldn't forget your own husband's name.”
“I once stood in a field in Ireland, alone, a little lost, and wishing for you more than I wished for my next breath. And you came, though I never asked you, you came because you knew I needed you. We don't always do what's right, what's good. Not even for each other. But when it counts, down to the core of it, I believe we do exactly that. What's right and good for each other. There's no rule to that. It's just love."
Just love, she thought when he stepped out. She may have been going into her own personal hell to face a killer, but right at that moment she considered herself the luckiest woman in the world.”
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