A detective’s brutal first case could make or break her career in an exhilarating thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
A video of Deputy Eve Ronin’s off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more...more
This book is for when you've finished your entire set of Michael Connelly books, and you really want to read something similar but aren't sure if you can take one more lick of Harry Bosch's dark world.
Don't get me wrong, this LA is still dark. However, instead of Bosch's gritty downtown, it's the true crime world of the woodsy Santa Monica mountains. And in true crime world, the decisions of criminals ...more
Lost Hills is the first installment in the Eve Ronin series. Eve becomes a high profile cop when she arrests an abusive movie star, and in turn, the sheriff promotes her due to the need for good press for the department. You see, the arrest is well-received by the community, and Eve becomes popular overnight. Now she’s the youngest female homicide ...more
Detective Eve Ronin is new to her department, and her fresh status causes the veterans to question her skills. At times, her knowledge comes off as bravado and she makes plenty of rookie mistakes, exposing her as human rather than ...more
This is a December First Reads book for Prime Members and let me say I am pleased with my choice. This is a very readable, fast paced, mystery featuring a character who is compelling and troubled without being a total psycho. In the book Goldberg h/ts Michael ...more
I missed humor from Lee Goldberg, there were a few jokes here and there but that's how I remember his writing. Will definitely read the next one. 3.5 stars
The investigative team is made up of the older veteran who is literally counting down the days before he retires and a female detective brand spanking new to the Robbery/Homicide Division. The two work well together, quite realistically in fact, since Duncan Pavone and Eve Ronin have settled on the division of duties in their team; Pavone ...more
Eve Ronin is strong as a detective and in the way she handles the misogynistic men (mostly other cops) who cross her path. Yet like any smart and savvy woman new to her job, Eve knows she has a lot to learn and isn’t afraid to ask for help or acknowledge her mistakes. The murders are gruesome, the killer is twisted, and I look forward to reading more Eve Ronin novels.
Another winner from Lee! Get copy and enjoy.
Good story with a great new protagonist. Very satisfying ending. I like mysteries that don't get resolved by some ex machine plot device, that brings it together so you can see how she got there.
This story grabbed me early and kept me turning pages. I didn’t want to put it down, and it didn’t disappoint. I was intrigued with the twists and turns all the way to the very end. I will definitely look for the next book in the series!
It wasn’t until I had finished reading this book that I learned that Lee Goldberg is the author of my favorite TV detective Monk.
I loved Lost Hills. Fast moving, great plot and a book that I just couldn’t put down. Lee Goldberg will be on my top three authors to read in future. Highly recommended,
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were so real as well as the visuals conjured in your mind by brilliant writing of the author. I loved Eve Ronin! I want to read the series about her. The author makes you feel like you are mouse in a corner watching in real time as the stories and events unfold. Consider this a 5 star book. It was a pleasure to read while on the edge of your seat wondering what would happen next.