Thursday 12 December 2013


New York To Dallas by JD Robb
Book 33 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: SciFi murder mystery, police investigation, crime fiction
Format: hardback, (unabridged) audiobook

About New York To Dallas:
It was one of Eve Dallas's earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he's not behind bars anymore.After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent ? when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes. His other goal: to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago, now a high-profile lieutenant in the NYPSD and married to one of the city's richest men.Commanding Eve's attention with a chilling and brazen crime, McQueen sets off the chase?forcing Eve down a road marked with blood and tears, a road that eventually leads southwest to Dallas, Texas, the home Eve fled long ago. And each new twist brings her closer to the harrowing memory of when she wasn?t a hardened detective but a vulnerable girl just like McQueen's innocent prey. As her husband, Roarke, tries to rescue her from the nightmares that claw at her mind, and her partner, Peabody, doggedly works to support her, Eve must confront ? and call upon ? the darkest parts of her own soul in order to survive.
Source: Info in the About New York To Dallas was taken from GoodReads at on 17/08/2012.

I have to say that of all the In Death series I've read/listened to, this book is the most emotionally strung out of them all, and not in a good or frosty way. Thus this book became my least favourite in the series. Some scenes were overly dramatized to the point of overkill that it was surreal. Brought the believability factor down a notch. I guess for a long-running series, it gotta happen sometime. Plus, in this book, we didn't get to see Bella at all! And she, being my favouritest character in the series, is a big downer for me! After all that moaning though, JD Robb still brought to this book the same superb story telling quality that has become the trademark of this series. I am just hoping that JD Robb gets her mojo back for the next In Death book...

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 2
Ending = 3
World building = 4
Cover art = 2
Pace = N/A (13 hrs and 47 mins audiobook)
Plot = 3
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries

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