Saturday, October 1, 2011


Some time back a friend gave me a book. I put it aside. I wasn’t into99790161 reading futuristic stories. Later I came across a library audio book from the same series as the book and decided to give it a listen since I couldn’t find what I was looking for.

That audio (and my friend) introduced me to the intriguing, adrenaline-fueled world of Detective Eve Dallas of the NYPSD and I’ve been hooked ever since. The futuristic world of 2060 still has murder and mayhem, but with Eve Dallas on the case there’s never a dull moment as she puts fear into the hearts of criminals.

NEW YORK TO DALLAS is the 33rd full-length novel in the ‘In Death’ series by award-winning author J.D. Robb (the pseudonym of Nora Roberts). As with all the books in this series, this is a stand alone read.

A serial killer with a taste for the innocence of young girls has escaped prison. Isaac McQueen was Eve’s first major arrest when she was a rookie cop 12 years earlier. McQueen is making it personal this time around.

The search for McQueen takes Eve back to Dallas, Texas, where she evolved from. Eve had a devastating childhood of abuse at the hands of her father. She must now face those emotions while searching for McQueen and his two hostages. With the help of her wealthy and savvy husband, Roarke, Eve will face her own demons and fight to put McQueen back where he belongs. She will also come face-to-face with something she never expected.

Each chapter of Eve’s life just gets better and better. Author J.D. Robb’s vivid descriptions of life in the future puts the reader there. The action will keep you on the edge of your seat while breaking your heart as Eve relives her childhood traumas. There is romance with the exchange between Eve and Roarke, the love of family felt with the victims, and the loyalty of friends. In addition, Robb has sprinkled bits of humor throughout to lighten the mood at times in this intense and terrifying thriller.

The narration by Susan Ericken adds an extra layer of excitement to this energetic plot. She gives spark to Roarke’s Irish accent and flavor to the other characters. Her marvelous ability to give each character their own distinct voice makes the story come alive.

NEW YORK TO DALLAS is another pulse-pounding, catch-your-breath case for homicide detective Eve Dallas.

Author J.D. Robb’s website is

New York To Dallas by J.D. Robb, An In Death Novel, Read by Susan Ericken, Brilliance Audio, @2011, ISBN: 978-1441836311, Unabridged, 12 Discs, Listening Time: 13 Hours 55 Minutes

FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Sounds exciting. I've never read a novel by Robb before but I will check it out because I like the plot. Thanks for the review.

  2. Mason - Thanks very much for this review. This is interesting in that it doesn't have death in the title as so many do. Glad you enjoyed the novel!

  3. Ahhhh! I couldn't read your review! I haven't read this one yet, and I love this series. It's one of my favourites! :)

  4. This is a really fun series. And who wouldn't want a bit (or more than bit) of Roarke in their life? LOL

  5. I haven't read a JD Robb either. This looks like a good one, with lots of layers with the friendships, romance, family ...

  6. I love novels (and movies) set in the future. I will get this one to read too.

    thanks for the review.

  7. You know, I've never tried his books.

  8. I read many of the "in death" novels and liked them. Happy to know there is a new one.
    Thank you Mason.

  9. I just love Susan Ericksen. She makes all the books she reads sounds exciting. I've listened to all of the Eve Dallas' books on CD (or audio before CDs were popular) and these books are all wonderfully plotted out and the heat between Roarke and Eve is HOT!


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