Lost Hills (Eve Ronin #1)
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 positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department’s history.Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder—but there are no corpses.Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It’s a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills…or totally destroy her.

Lost Hills (Eve Ronin #1) Details

TitleLost Hills (Eve Ronin #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 1st, 2020
PublisherThomas & Mercer
Rating
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Crime

Lost Hills (Eve Ronin #1) Review

  • Dee Arr
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve read a few Lee Goldberg books in the past and was hoping this book would be as good as the previous novels. Detective Eve Ronin is a new character and I was curious if the author could create someone different and still achieve the same impact as his other series.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 I’ve read a few Lee Goldberg books in the past and was hoping this book would be as good as the previous novels. Detective Eve Ronin is a new character and I was curious if the author could create someone different and still achieve the same impact as his other series.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 a cardboard cutout superwoman. Pushed into a lead position on a high-profile murder case by her partner Duncan, Eve is caught in what could easily be a losing situation. Any mistake could cause her to lose the little respect she has with other officers and detectives.Mr. Goldberg pushes the story on every page, keeping the action in high gear. This is not to mean this is a high adrenaline novel; rather, the detectives are searching for clues and following up on any potential lead in their search for the killer. The author’s quirky descriptions add humor and spice up the descriptions. If you’ve never read a Lee Goldberg mystery, this is a great place to start. Five stars.
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  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    [I'm not writing summaries despite the convention--you can read those on the book description.]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 [I'm not writing summaries despite the convention--you can read those on the book description.]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 are more bizarre, unsettling and unpredictable than they are downtown. If downtown is creepy, at least it's a fairly predictable creepy--you have zero idea what's going on out there in the woods, people.Where Connelly's Bosch is a moody and irascible alpha dog, Goldberg's protagonist is the ambitious and intrepid parvenu Eve Ronin. The characters are well-handled, with enough description to visualize them but not so much you drown in the details. Ronin's mother stands out as a particularly only-in-LA character.The action is fast, the premise is surprising, and Goldberg is a master of the genre hitting all of the right high and low points. I really liked it but I dinged it 1-star for feeling a little... shallow? Lacks a higher order theme that challenges worldview the way a Connelly book might.Still. Worth the time![I read an Advanced Reader Copy of this that I picked up in my Little Free Library.]
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  • Randall Moore
    January 1, 1970
    A satisfying Connellyesque crime thriller“Lost Hills” by Lee Goldberg is an absorbing police procedural and thriller that serves as an introduction to a new series character, Eve Ronin. Due to a viral video of Eve taking down an arrogant Hollywood action star, stopping his assault on his female companion in a parking lot, she’s fast-tracked to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s elite Robbery Homicide squad as its youngest and first female detective. The men repeatedly deride her as “ A satisfying Connellyesque crime thriller“Lost Hills” by Lee Goldberg is an absorbing police procedural and thriller that serves as an introduction to a new series character, Eve Ronin. Due to a viral video of Eve taking down an arrogant Hollywood action star, stopping his assault on his female companion in a parking lot, she’s fast-tracked to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s elite Robbery Homicide squad as its youngest and first female detective. The men repeatedly deride her as “Deathfist”, the name of the actor’s fictional character.Goldberg effectively weaves in references to actual scandals that plagued the LASD for a while with echoes of Southern California wildfires. Eve’s popularity with the public gives the sheriff a chance to change the department’s image. Everyone knows that’s why she’s there and she has to work uphill to gain her colleagues’ respect. The banter among her fellow officers has a lot of humor to it, even when it’s at her expense and when her mother shows up to critique her appearances on TV, she cringes with the failed actress’s comments.The book opens with a murder victim in a nether zone on Mulholland where cases are either for the LASD or the LAPD. She busts the LAPD detectives for pushing the car with the murder victim into LASD territory and forces them to take responsibility for it. When she and her partner, Duncan, a soon to be retired detective, answer a call, they encounter a horrific scene that may be the site of a triple murder.Since Duncan, affectionately nicknamed “Donuts”, gives her the lead on the case, she takes over to the chagrin of the others. Duncan’s not trying to be nice. He’s about to retire and doesn’t want the headache he knows is part of the job. He’s very supportive and helpful and indispensable to her.I wasn’t sure about this when I started it but the writing was so fluid and the characters so well drawn that I had to find out what happened next. There’s a little aside while Eve is driving to Merced to interview a possible suspect where she puts a Harry Bosch audiobook on. It’s a nice aside to Michael Connelly to acknowledge Goldberg’s emulation of Connelly’s signature works. Connelly gives one of the blurbs on the Amazon page and after reading the book, I understood why.This is an excellent and satisfying thriller with shifts in the investigation and a slam-bang ending that had me on the edge of tears. A really enjoyable read that leaves me looking forward to the next installment.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    TIL that Lee Goldberg is a man. This is apropos of nothing but for some reason I thought the name = a woman. I also learned that he is responsible for a bunch of stuff I love like Monk so I will probably be hunting down more of his work. 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 TIL that Lee Goldberg is a man. This is apropos of nothing but for some reason I thought the name = a woman. I also learned that he is responsible for a bunch of stuff I love like Monk so I will probably be hunting down more of his work. 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 Connelly's Bosch series. Our main character is Eve Ronin aka Deathfist. She is an LASD [Los Angeles Sheriff's Department] detective whose meteoric rise began when she arrested an famous actor for drunk driving and domestic abuse publicly, and it went viral (think Sugar Tits). Now she is the Youngest female detective in the LASD and has her share of doubters. She's partnered with a detective who is in his last year before retirement who is happy to do paperwork and sit in the car and let her run the case. Eve is a good cop who has to deal with resentment from her colleagues and is still finding her feet. The case is one that will make or break her career and the case is a doozie. It's a slaughterhouse of over kill having just read the Douglass book definitely a disorganized offender. The crime is incredibility brutal and the reader is taken on many trips through the crime scene. Eve's mother is a failed actress who has mentally exaggerated her minor roles into reality and who constantly critiques her daughter for wasting her screen time, think press conferences or quick sound bite interviews. The book is very readable and the character is relatable. Unfortunately the Next book in the series isn't due until 2021.
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  • Judy Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    Lee Goldberg is a new author for me and the description of the book was intriguing so I selected this story from the Amazon First Reads program for December. 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 Lee Goldberg is a new author for me and the description of the book was intriguing so I selected this story from the Amazon First Reads program for December. 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 is going to take a step back to protect himself for his future retirement and Eve is going to be in charge of the investigation they are assigned.Eve is very young and inexperienced to be a detective and she unashamedly admits to taking advantage of a situation in order to get her promotion to detective. That's not a usual character type for a female police officer and I am glad to say this author handled that situation in a way that kept me from disliking Eve. The descriptions of the crime scene are definitely more than a little unsettling and you need to know that is not going to bother you before you begin reading because those descriptions go on for a long, long time. This story also involves young children as victims with injuries that made me uncomfortable.There are some revelations at the end of the story which were definitely unexpected by me and even with the hints I could see with hindsight I still didn't work out all the details of the crime. I was a little disappointed with the ending because it seemed more abrupt than necessary. The book is less than 250 pages long; surely there was enough room to finish off two threads to let readers know what the results were with those two situations.
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  • M
    January 1, 1970
    A winning Amazon First Read with one of the best new police protagonists. I read a lot of police procedurals, most of which I rate a high of 4 stars. “Lost Hills” gets 5 stars, because it’s enjoyable enough to be a “must re-read” for me. I’ve pre-ordered the Audiobook version and will be listening to it in January, when it’s released. This imaginatively-plotted police procedural is worth reading for the quirky characters, sly humor, and excellent sense of place. “Lost Hills” is set in the City A winning Amazon First Read with one of the best new police protagonists. I read a lot of police procedurals, most of which I rate a high of 4 stars. “Lost Hills” gets 5 stars, because it’s enjoyable enough to be a “must re-read” for me. I’ve pre-ordered the Audiobook version and will be listening to it in January, when it’s released. This imaginatively-plotted police procedural is worth reading for the quirky characters, sly humor, and excellent sense of place. “Lost Hills” is set in the City of Calabasas and surrounding areas in the San Fernando Valley, so it’s appropriately less grim and gritty than the Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard books. The story does take place in LA County when wildfires are destroying houses, so there is an added sense of urgency. Note: That’s also a trigger-warning. Detective Eve Ronin is the greenest of rookies in Robbery-Homicide, LA County Sheriff’s Department. She’s a smart, spunky, and likable detective, who knows that she has a lot to learn. She also listens to advice given by Duncan Pavone, her veteran partner who’s an “old fat ass on his way out the door.” I enjoyed most of the characters, but I did an eye-roll at a detective duo called Crockett and Tubbs, because I thought of Crate & Barrel of the Harry Bosch series. Also, Eve Ronin’s mother is way too OTT, even for an LA wanna-be-actor. Overall, this is an enjoyable, well-paced police procedural with a unique premise. Recommended.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    Similarities to J.D. Robb's "Death" seriesFemale Homicide Detective--check. Detective's first name, Eve--check. Murder mystery with some twists--check. It's been a while since I've read some of the books in J.D. Robb's Death series, so there may be other similarities. This series does not take place in the future, however. And so far there's no romance involved.I don't read a lot of mystery novels, but there wasn't a Fantasy or Science Fiction book offered on First Reads this month. So I picked Similarities to J.D. Robb's "Death" seriesFemale Homicide Detective--check. Detective's first name, Eve--check. Murder mystery with some twists--check. It's been a while since I've read some of the books in J.D. Robb's Death series, so there may be other similarities. This series does not take place in the future, however. And so far there's no romance involved.I don't read a lot of mystery novels, but there wasn't a Fantasy or Science Fiction book offered on First Reads this month. So I picked this book. I did enjoy it--it was a quick and interesting murder mystery. The characters were nicely developed for a first book in a series. Eve was a woman in a man's world. She had Mommy issues and didn't like Dr. Phil. Those kinds of things made her seem very human and relatable. The supporting characters were developed enough to fill out the story.The mystery details were tedious in some ways; but in that manner, it developed the background necessary to deliver the suspense. The action at the end was well plotted. And it did have a satisfying ending. Although I prefer the J.D. Robb series, this book was still a good read for me. I wouldn't mind reading the next book.
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    In a world where everybody and their great aunt thinks they can write a police procedural, it's Lee Goldberg who shows us how it's done. Set in Calabasas and Topanga, just west of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the first book in the Eve Ronin series is a fastreading, hard-to-put-down page-turner that draws the reader in from page one right to the end. Ronin is a newly minted Sheriff's Homicide Detective, promoted to the chagrin of her colleagues based on a viral video of a celebrity arrest, In a world where everybody and their great aunt thinks they can write a police procedural, it's Lee Goldberg who shows us how it's done. Set in Calabasas and Topanga, just west of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the first book in the Eve Ronin series is a fastreading, hard-to-put-down page-turner that draws the reader in from page one right to the end. Ronin is a newly minted Sheriff's Homicide Detective, promoted to the chagrin of her colleagues based on a viral video of a celebrity arrest, Ronin proves her worth in solving a triple murder so bloody even the Manson clan would've been scared to enter. The writing is smooth, and should find wide appeal. The characters are drawn so well they come alive and the settings are legitimate. It's obvious that the author has a strong familiarity with the area.
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  • Karen Wright
    January 1, 1970
    Great book!This was the free Prime book that I chose this month and I am so glad I did. I could not put this book down. I cannot wait for more books to be added to this series, the writer has an amazing style. This is not a book I would typically pick, it would usually be a cozy mystery or something less realistic maybe. It had a good story that was drawn out enough while still being fast paced. The characters are good and well written, especially Eve. It kind of reads like a tv show and I loved Great book!This was the free Prime book that I chose this month and I am so glad I did. I could not put this book down. I cannot wait for more books to be added to this series, the writer has an amazing style. This is not a book I would typically pick, it would usually be a cozy mystery or something less realistic maybe. It had a good story that was drawn out enough while still being fast paced. The characters are good and well written, especially Eve. It kind of reads like a tv show and I loved the reference to Monk, so I was happy to read about the author at the end of the book. Eve is fantastic and her attention to details pays off. Wonderful book that I fully enjoyed!
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  • Craig Parks
    January 1, 1970
    Stop reading my review and get this book!Amazing! A fast paced rolllercoaster of a ride. I couldn’t read this book fast enough. It had a satisfying ending.Maybe I’m a bit biased having grown up in the south west San Fernando valley and experiencing these type of fires.There were scary moments during fires where I didn’t know if my friends houses were going to survive or be chunks of burned embers.One of the things that irks me more than it should is when writers take liberties with geography. Stop reading my review and get this book!Amazing! A fast paced rolllercoaster of a ride. I couldn’t read this book fast enough. It had a satisfying ending.Maybe I’m a bit biased having grown up in the south west San Fernando valley and experiencing these type of fires.There were scary moments during fires where I didn’t know if my friends houses were going to survive or be chunks of burned embers.One of the things that irks me more than it should is when writers take liberties with geography. Goldberg is pretty spot on with his locations and what is in those locations.I can’t wait to read more of what he has written.
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  • Darla C. James
    January 1, 1970
    GREAT....EXCEPT FOR THE DANG GEOGRAPHY!Loved the characters, the plot, the development....and the writing was excellent. BUT.....I get sooooo tired of having to skim through much too many explicit scene descriptions....and this author really took it to extremes. I mean, all great for local residents but, please......I live in Texas and don't visualize all these highways and landmarks. I mean, do Highways 71, 29, 18, Enchanted Rock, etc., etc., Mean anything to most?! Tell me it's a highway, GREAT....EXCEPT FOR THE DANG GEOGRAPHY!Loved the characters, the plot, the development....and the writing was excellent. BUT.....I get sooooo tired of having to skim through much too many explicit scene descriptions....and this author really took it to extremes. I mean, all great for local residents but, please......I live in Texas and don't visualize all these highways and landmarks. I mean, do Highways 71, 29, 18, Enchanted Rock, etc., etc., Mean anything to most?! Tell me it's a highway, wooded, winding, etc..... but the turn-by-turn GPS stuff is boring and distracting!
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    I grew up soon Los Angeles and have lived through several of the recent wildfires that have plagued this area. Lee Goldberg obviously knows this area well and brings it to life. His newest creation is believable and did not give off those odd vibes when a writer crosses gender lines in the development of a protagonist. Eve is a character whose backstory is pure Hollywood, but her instincts and intellect make her relatable to all lovers of police dramas. There is a lot of room for growth in her I grew up soon Los Angeles and have lived through several of the recent wildfires that have plagued this area. Lee Goldberg obviously knows this area well and brings it to life. His newest creation is believable and did not give off those odd vibes when a writer crosses gender lines in the development of a protagonist. Eve is a character whose backstory is pure Hollywood, but her instincts and intellect make her relatable to all lovers of police dramas. There is a lot of room for growth in her job and personal life and I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series.
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  • Nola Franzen
    January 1, 1970
    Smooth, fast movingLee Goldberg has written an exciting and intense story with LOST HILLS. Murder, mayhem, and more political chicanery than Congress. Eve Ronin is an interesting character I am looking forward to reading more about. She has new job and a partner getting ready to retire, a mother without a clue, and a sister who is on the ball. Superiors that are busy playing politics round out the cast.The writing style is spot on and brings the story fluidity. Thank you, Mr. Goldberg.
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  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    Lee Goldberg, right from the beginning of the book, is clearly a Michael Connelly fan. In fact, about halfway into the book, Eve Ronin thinks through a riff on Harry Bosch. Connelly must be blushing. The citation was fun to read, and Goldberg does a decent job of attempting the realism of the Bosch series. He clearly has a series of these books in mind, and has lots of other work out there. His body of work also includes tv and film writing, so we'll get even more of those worlds than appear in Lee Goldberg, right from the beginning of the book, is clearly a Michael Connelly fan. In fact, about halfway into the book, Eve Ronin thinks through a riff on Harry Bosch. Connelly must be blushing. The citation was fun to read, and Goldberg does a decent job of attempting the realism of the Bosch series. He clearly has a series of these books in mind, and has lots of other work out there. His body of work also includes tv and film writing, so we'll get even more of those worlds than appear in the Bosch stories. One more reality of LA.
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  • Miriam Zuo
    January 1, 1970
    I've got to admit that I was surprised when I realized that Lee Goldberg wrote this book (I read a book he wrote a while back, and it was nearly too vulgar for me to get through). The main character, Eve Ronin, is compelling and the plot moves well; somehow, it achieved the inevitable yet surprising sort of ending that's so elusive to write. I chose this book from Amazon's December First Read selection, and I'm glad that I did. I'd recommend it to mystery buffs for an easy, quick, yet I've got to admit that I was surprised when I realized that Lee Goldberg wrote this book (I read a book he wrote a while back, and it was nearly too vulgar for me to get through). The main character, Eve Ronin, is compelling and the plot moves well; somehow, it achieved the inevitable yet surprising sort of ending that's so elusive to write. I chose this book from Amazon's December First Read selection, and I'm glad that I did. I'd recommend it to mystery buffs for an easy, quick, yet emotionally gripping read.
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  • Christine Lowe
    January 1, 1970
    Lost HillsIt's no secret Lee Goldberg is a writer worth reading. This first book in the Eva Ronin series is another fast, exciting novel by Goldberg. I was hooked after reading the first few pages of Lost Hills. Eve Ronin is the youngest detective ever to be assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Robbery Homicide Division. Her partner Duncan Pavone is 163 days away from retirement. They are assigned to investigate what happened in a house that is covered in an unbelievable amount of blood. Lost HillsIt's no secret Lee Goldberg is a writer worth reading. This first book in the Eva Ronin series is another fast, exciting novel by Goldberg. I was hooked after reading the first few pages of Lost Hills. Eve Ronin is the youngest detective ever to be assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Robbery Homicide Division. Her partner Duncan Pavone is 163 days away from retirement. They are assigned to investigate what happened in a house that is covered in an unbelievable amount of blood. The rest of the story is great.
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  • Carl Beckwith
    January 1, 1970
    Great fun. Just read from beginning to end on a cross-country flight. Good story and a police detective that should have many more crimes to solve. Recommend to anyone that likes a well-written page turner that feels like a fast action movie.Great fun. Just read from beginning to end on a cross-country flight. Good story , with a police detective that should have many more crimes to solve. Recommend to anyone that likes a well-written page turner that feels like a fast action movie.
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  • Susan Honson
    January 1, 1970
    Great Read.I enjoyed this read and the twists in the action. This is the first time I have read this author, and I’m more than a little ashamed to say, the first time I have heard of him... Can’t wait to read more. But, sorry, I never liked the Monk TV or the way Monk was portrayed in the series. ( Sorry again. I’m really glad I didn’t know about the Monk connection until I read this great story. I may not have given it a chance.). So glad I read this book. Thanks Kindle for choosing it as a Great Read.I enjoyed this read and the twists in the action. This is the first time I have read this author, and I’m more than a little ashamed to say, the first time I have heard of him... Can’t wait to read more. But, sorry, I never liked the Monk TV or the way Monk was portrayed in the series. ( Sorry again. I’m really glad I didn’t know about the Monk connection until I read this great story. I may not have given it a chance.). So glad I read this book. Thanks Kindle for choosing it as a First Read!
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  • Trish
    January 1, 1970
    Highly recommendI'm starting to think I'm pretty critical of books, but this one was excellent! I honestly wouldn't change anything about it. I wasn't rolling my eyes or skimming, and I finished it in one go. Just sat down to read it and never put it down. I'll definitely look forward to any future books in this series. Lee Goldberg is always good, but this one really worked for me. Awesome offering from Kindle First. Thanks, Amazon!
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  • Joe Parker
    January 1, 1970
    Best book I have read in many yearsThis book has everything - interesting story, believable characters, and an exciting finish. Eve Ronin is an excellent protagonist. However, the world class plotting is what puts it over the top. There are no loose ends. Every scene has a purpose. Plus, the story keeps pulling you in. It is easy to see why Lee Goldberg is an award-winning author.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I love strong female characters...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.
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  • Kristie Ghioni
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent readCould not put this book down! I'm really glad I chose it as a first read this month, it was well written and exciting. I've read quite a few of Lee Goldberg's books and enjoyed them. It was a good mystery kept me guessing all the way. Eve the detective was portrayed as a strong women which I appreciate, can't stand it when women are portrayed as weak. Looking forward to the next book.
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  • Sandee Rock
    January 1, 1970
    Driven detective. Police drama with a smart twistThis is a fast-paced police procedural with a not so complex main character. Eve Ronin is a cop made famous by happenstance. However, she maneuvers that situation to get on the detective squad in Los Angelos. She is driven to be the best officer she can. She proves she.is worthy of her new status when she is able to get the evidence needed to convict a serial killer.
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  • Vleigh
    January 1, 1970
    Thoroughly enjoyed this story and finished it in a day. I picked it up from Amazon First Reads as I was looking for a change from my normal sci-fi/fantasy. The main character, Eve, doesn't have super powers or romantic interests -- she is so real and has issues at work as well as home but works hard to get the job done in spite of it all. I want to continue with this series when it comes out in January 2021 (ugh).
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  • Alice
    January 1, 1970
    I very much enjoyed it. It is quite short and and well paced. I read it in one day. The Detective, Eve, is likable and her backstory, while very LA is believable. We don't get the backstory on the perpetrator but he is arrogant and easy to dislike. The plot moves right along and hangs together very well.
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  • Tina Wright
    January 1, 1970
    Reading this novel at times felt like the literary equivalent of SNL's The Californians sketches, with much prose devoted to descriptions of SoCal roadways and driving routes. Fortunately, I like The Californians, and I liked this book, too--a lot. The action moves quickly and builds to a satisfying conclusion, and Eve is a very likeable heroine. I'd definitely read more of this series.
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  • Debb Marshall
    January 1, 1970
    Blazing good storyEve Duncan made the video of taking down an abusive actor into her ticket into a position as a homicide detective. This book shows it was a good decision. This is a fast moving surprise twist and turn taking novel that will keep you up til you read the last sentence.
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  • Jacquelyn E. Salive
    January 1, 1970
    Detective at WorkAll her new co-workers think Eve was promoted due to a lucky fluke. She knows it was being prepared, but lucky fluke or not she must prove herself when she heads a triple murder case with the brass and the press watching. A treat to read and find out how she does it.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    When’s Book 2 Coming Out?!I’m not an expert on police procedurals or anything so I have no idea how this book is being received by more experienced readers but I loved it! I read it in one sitting while stuck in Thanksgiving traffic from LA, and I wish I had Book 2 to read for the rest of this hellish drive.
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  • Nancy R Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Totally fun read!I enjoyed the portrayal of Eve as a character in this story. Way too many of the books now days spend so much time on BS inner dialogue as page filler. Goldberg has been around enough not to fall into the repetitive dialogue. The book was a fun one day read. I kept intending to stop. I'd close out then pick it back up in a half hour.
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