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 mor...more
This new series is off to an impressive start!
Eve Ronin has leveraged the viral YouTube video of her off duty arrest of a famous Hollywood actor into a promotion to robbery/homicide. Everyone knows that, although she might be capable, her promotion was mainly police department cosmetics, and her colleagues don’t bother trying to hide their resentment towards her.
Eve is partnered with a jaded, worn out, veteran detective about to ...more
So often, the protagonist in a police procedural is a grizzled old detective, who has been solving crimes for a coon’s age. Here, we have Eve Ronin, a newbie to the Homicide department. Plucked from the ranks after a viral video of her off duty arrest of an abusive movie star, she becomes the youngest detective in the department. Needless to say, the other detectives don’t welcome her with open arms. Her partner is six months away from retirement and already had one foot out the door. So, when a ...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 detec ...more
Deputy Eve Ronin was recently promoted to detective after a relatively short time on the force. Her rapid rise was a ...more
The sheriff looking for some positive PR for his department promotes her to homicide detective, the youngest in the forces history, and partners her with a veteran six months from his retirement.
The other detectives resent her, thinking she doesn’t have what it takes and is only in that position because of politics. When a triple murder happens on her doorstep it’s her chance to prove she do ...more
Eve Ronin is the youngest detective in the ...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
Lee Goldberg - Lost Hills (Eve Ronin, #1) [Audible]
Audiobook - 06:41 Hours - Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella
From my Reading Activity:
(1) "A most enjoyable zingy new crime novel, although at 6:41 hours, probably a little short?"
(2) "An excellent crime/police procedural, with an interesting main protagonist, Homicide Detective Eve Ronin. Listened in two sittings (while lying down) and most enjoyable."
How often do we (meaning me I guess) complain about a book being too l ...more
Goldberg knows his craft very well. He can easily write a solid story with likeable characters and an intriguing end. It's not for those who like a lot of twists, at least when it comes to the first half of the book because there are many surprising and thrilling moments in t ...more
But- there are huge amounts of upside to this particular Goldberg invention. For one thing he writes concise and the entire novel is not too long; it does not hold excess dialog or "he said, sh ...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 Co ...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 ...more
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 i ...more
What starts as a straightforward police procedural, slowly becomes more complex until about 2/3 through. Then a twist leads to an acceleration of clues and surprises. The rush to the climax is superb, unputdownable in every way.
As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you.
I enjoyed the scenes between Eve and her mom much more than I thought I would. They're deeper than cliché. The first meeting between them has a surreal quality. Very ...more
Delighted to report that I wasn't disappointed. Goldberg's usual excellent writing with just the occasional droplet of (usually dark) humour, and a believable female lead character, strong where it matters with enough vulner ...more