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.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2011 J.D. Robb (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was such a good listen I am going back to listen to previous audio by J.D. Robb. Good story line and I love the relationships Eve has with all those around her.
The human relation jokes and the interaction of Dallas with everyone is what makes the In Death series the greatest.
In this book, Dallas has to interact with people that she didn't really know, one of her biggest "fears". But things seemed to work out well. It was a nice difference to the usual stories and her interactions with her friends.
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The fast paced exciting storyline.
Susan Ericksen is by far the best Narrator I have come to love. She really knows how to captivate the audience.
By far my favorite
I've read/listened to all 33 In Death books ... this by far was my favorite ... the story is a basic Dallas take down, but shows a very personal side of Dallas that isn't seen in any of the other storylines. There are flashes of her past in all the other stories, but this one really hits home for her.
Not my favorite book. Kind of weird with the tie in to Eve's past. I thought there was too much explicit sex with Eve and Roarke and then to have it followed by child rape and molestation?? I just didn't really care for it all in the same book. I like my murder mysteries to stay in that arena and this one flip flops back and forth between a murder mystery and romance, I guess. I say romance but it is almost a strange obsessive love... it doesn't feel romantic. I will wait a while before my next JD Robb.
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The plot moved along and then the story hung up. It seemed as if Robb was trying to add time to the book and force everyone to hear issues that did'nt matter really. I expected the slog to catch up in the end, but then the story ended so quickly. A couple of chapters towards the end could have been eliminated without affecting the book or the ending. Susan Ericksen did a good job with the narration and the book was ok.
Like someone else said...the past few books have been lacking, and not as good as many other books in the series...but this one, was great, and I'm so glad that we got some more history on Eve. I did miss some of the usual characters...but the story was so gripping, that I quickly became absorbed in the fact that this was truly all about Eve (no pun intended) I plan to re-listen to it again...I love the narrator...she IS Eve...and she does a masterful Roarke. She makes every character distinct, and it is so easy to watch the movie in my mind as I listen to these books, because the sounds of the characters are so easy to recognize. As usual...can't wait for the next one. Bravo Nora!!!
I have read or listened to all of the stories in the "In Death" series. Aside from a few that were a bit too dark for my taste, I have enjoyed them all. "New York to Dallas," was a decent story, but it was a bit slow and had too many flashbacks. In short, it was borderline redundant. If it becomes necessary for an author to update new readers on the past actions and events which affect the story line, a brief bio of the persons involved, at the beginning, should be enough. Going over the same material again and again in each new edition, for the sake of new readers, makes the storyline drag and become boring.
It was a decent addition to the series, but it could have been better. The narration was, as always, superior.
I love Eve Dallas. However, the author has tried too hard to connect coincidences in this book. I don't want to spoil the book for others, however the HUGE coincidence that happens really ruined this book for me. I also do not like that Eve always seems to have to have a personal fist fight or some kind of physical fight with every protagonist that she faces. It is enough for me that she is smart, unaffected and fresh. I do not need her to personally bash in the faces of the bad guys. So this book was OK but I think it would have been better if the author had not felt the need to include coincidences that are so unlikely and unnecessary to the story.
Nothing ... the story line was barely entertaining, there was too much emotive dialogue and angst, and the narration - especially the "Irish" accent - was only tolerable.
Draft a better story line, eliminate about a third of the angst (yea, Eve Dallas had a tough childhood, but the story obsessed over it so much that her qualifications as a detective were seriously questionable.
Stay in character ... there were times when Eve Dallas spoke in an Irish accent when the narrator had to switch between her and Roark.
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