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New York to Dallas (In Death #33)

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Twelve years ago, Eve Dallas was just a rookie NY cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen, a man she discovered to be a sick murderer and pedophile, who was keeping young girls in cages. Now a homicide Lieutenant, Eve is one of the most distinguished officers in the city—and then she learns that McQueen has escaped from jail. Bent on revenge agains ...more
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Published September 13th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2011)
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Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I rarely buy "real books" since I got my kindle/iPad. Granted, if there is a favourite, I will try my best to purchase it. Especially a hardcover version. I found New York to Dallas in a second hand store this summer and paid over my $6 for it. I nearly cried when I left behind about 20 other hardcover JD ROBB books but I had no room in my luggage for any more. (If you happen to be visiting Bandon, OR, check out Kimberly's Book Nook. It is a treasure trove of books.)

I was a little wary starting
Book #33 and still going strong!! I LOVED this one!

First of all, I should know better than to start an Eve and Roarke book when I have work in RL to do!! Nothing ends up existing when I become captivated by one of JD Robb's masterpieces. This installment ended being one of the very best of the series. I was kind of worried about this one as I knew that Eve would probably be going to Dallas to solve a case instead of her home town of New York. The thing is...for Eve; Dallas has memories for Eve.
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Banny Kirsten Marie Reviews
This was most defiantly one of the best but gruesome detective books that i have ever read in my life! I loved the plot and the characters and at then end the story had me on my knees begging for more. This book is number 33 in the In Death Series but i honestly did not care i have read about three books in the series but never have i read them in the order they should be in. Not that it madders because each book is just a diffrent case to be solved.

New York to Dallas is an open and shut case
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I could give it 10 stars I would.


Every word.
Every moment.
Every tear.

One of the best in the series. I just love Eve. ❤
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
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
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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
Ann Lou
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
FANGIRLING ALERT *sorry not sorry*

One the BEST installments in this series. SERIOUSLY. My emotions is all over the damn place. I raged, I cried, I laughed and cried some more. I absolutely LOVE Roarke and Eve. One of the best couples I've ever read and I've read plenty.

Anyhoo, an old adversary of Eve is back wanting revenge. He is a sick f*ck. A predatory and violent pedophile, a narcissist with the ability to assume numerous personas. Eve has to go back to Dallas and confront her sickening pas
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This one a heavy one, five - gut wrenching - stars!

We knew the tragedy of Eve's childhood and now she have to face it again head on.
Did you see Roarke reactions to everything what happened to Eve?
Well after all her miserable childhood life, Eve totally deserved Roarke!!

Simply the best in the series so far!

Note, this is a very emotional read, the audio version is better with this one, the meeting scene in Dallas when Eve lead it is absolutely awesome!:)
5+ stars - Futuristic/Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Crime/Science Fiction/Romantic Thriller

“Eve.” He waited a beat. “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’
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
What's amazing in this series is the fact the even if the story is a very heartwrenching one, like here, there're cleverly inserted humorous moments that make it bearable!

Here Eve must confront her horrible past in the very city she's named for and where everything strated. But, Roarke is there for her now!

”“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.”
“How white is
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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, love this book. Meeting Eve's mother, as hor
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Tiffany PSquared
Talk about jumping into the deep end of the pool! This was my first Eve Dallas book and I opted for the audiobook. (I know, I know. It was a crazy place to start a series) I don't know if it was the ardent delivery of the narrator that alienated me from Lieutenant Dallas - I do love a good strong female lead - but I felt like maybe she was a bit too strong. Untouchable. Unrelatable. And ultimately I think I ended up feeling sorry for her husband and her therapist/profiler Dr. Mira - that they we ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

NEW YORK TO DALLAS is book 33 in the In Death series and it is by far the most intense one of the series. When Eve was just a rookie, she had an encounter with Isaac McQueen, a man who was a murderer and pedophile. When McQueen escapes prison and returns to his apartment again, seeking Eve out, she has no choice but to return to her past. The pages of this book are super intense and I had the creepy crawly feelings all throughout as I read it. There was something very scary and disgusting abou
Wow, just wow! What an intense, emotional and at times gut-wrenching rollercoaster! And I loved it all - because I knew the good guys would win in the end. Loved the relationship between Roarke and Eve, always, but especially in this one - you could feel the depth of their love. I was relieved and happy with the lighthearted ending after that ride!

Susan Ericksen's narration really brought this story to life. She is always wonderful and this audio just reinforced my opinion!
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
Jane Jago
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awaiting the new In Death due out in February.

Discovered this one had passed me by. It's excellent.

It moves Eve out of her comfort zone, and awakens some demons from her childhood.


Lyndi loathes love triangles
I love the books where Eve really has to struggle with something because it means Roarke gets to go all alpha and knock some sense into her. I love all the books, what am I saying?

But even though I loved this one just as much as the next, the shortening of "analysis" to "anal" drove me up the fucking wall. It doesn't matter that I know what they're referring to - every time I see "anal", I think ANAL. Like, legit anal. So for my own shits and giggles... Here are some quotes:

“Our probability scan
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
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
☆ 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
Oh, my, gosh! I literally could not put this book down! It was amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat and had me running the spectrum of emotions! I loved that we got so much resolution in this book, even though that resolution led to more issues for Eve herself. I loved how far this book pushed Eve out of her comfort zone, and showed the dichotomy between her homicide teams and other teams in the Police fraternity. The bonds of Eve's relationship with Roarke were also tested here, and I bel ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NEW YORK TO DALLAS is book 33 in the In Death series and it is by far the most intense one of the series. When Eve was just a rookie, she had an encounter with Isaac McQueen, a man who was a murderer and pedophile. When McQueen escapes prison and returns to his apartment again, seeking Eve out, she has no choice but to return to her past. The pages of this book are super intense and I had the creepy crawly feelings all throughout as I read it. There was something very scary and disgusting about ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Well, I think this is one of my least favourites in this series.

Not only is it difficult to read from a content perspective, but for me the strength of this series has always been the secondary cast. I mean, Eve and Roarke are great, but on their own, they're not the draw. The sum of the parts works. Eve works in New York. Plunking Eve and Roarke in Dallas was less than ideal. I have no interest in a whole new cast of secondary characters. I like the ones we have, thanks.

And, given that this was
Kathy Davie
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 looks and nasty comments he's getting from the Dallas PD
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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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