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Lost Hills 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 I was eager to get my hands on this latest novel by Lee Goldberg, hoping that it would be as exciting and full of twists as some of his other work I was not disappointed with this crime thriller that kept me guessing as the story progressed Eve Ronin had her fifteen minutes of fame when she took down a criminal and someone posted the entire event to YouTube That notoriety has made her a household name in the Los Angeles environs and catapulted her into the highest ranks of the Los Angeles Cou I was eager to get my hands on this latest novel by Lee Goldberg, hoping that it would be as exciting and full of twists as some of his other work I was not disappointed with this crime thriller that kept me guessing as the story progressed Eve Ronin had her fifteen minutes of fame when she took down a criminal and someone posted the entire event to YouTube That notoriety has made her a household name in the Los Angeles environs and catapulted her into the highest ranks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department A new detective in the Homicide Squad, Ronin is still trying to get her feet under her, madedifficult when no one will take her seriously When Ronin and her partner are called to the home of a woman presumed missing, things take a turn for the worse There are some signs of a skirmish on the outside of the house, but when Ronin enters, things are horrific, with blood covering many of the walls and floors, and slashes over much of the furniture This dull day has turned into the search for a woman and her two young children, though the crime scene lends it to being a homicide investigation While Ronin must work with the crime scene techs, careful not to step on any toes, she is also trying to hunt down a killer Ronin tries to piece it all together when she is attacked at the crime scene This only spurs her on to find new suspects that might help her solve this case Could it be her ex husband, who lives hours away Perhaps the boyfriend who has made it clear he cannot stand the children All the while, she has a bad feeling about this case, which seems to thrust her into the limelight when all she seeks is to find justice for the victims Lee Goldberg has done it again as he keeps the story sharp and the narrative flowing Recommended for those who enjoy a great police procedural, as well as the reader who needs a quick read thriller to fill their reading list.I have always enjoyed Lee Goldberg novels when I have a chance to read them, as they are both full of information and succinct at the same time The crimes are realistic and there is just enough realism in the situations that I can almost picture myself with the story This new series could have some great potential and Eve Ronin is a wonderful protagonist Trying to step away from the limelight that was thrust upon her, she wants to do her job, but is constantly reminded of those fifteen minutes and one million clicks that her video amassed Still, she is gritty and determined to find her place within the Los Angeles community, even as her mother nags her to get found Her skills are such that she never stops working and looking for that piece of the crime that everyone missed She is surrounded with many interesting characters, some of whom I hope make a return appearance in any forthcoming novels within the series The story itself flows well and keeps the reader s attention There is still a period of trying to get a feel for the scenario, but the plot kept me wanting to learnand the narrative flows with ease Goldberg mixes chapter lengths to lure the reader in and keep their attention, which is effective in trying to make sense of this horrible crime I ll be back forwhenever new books are added to this or his other series I have come to enjoy A perfect book for any reader looking to find a new author that might make a blip on their radar.Kudos, Mr Goldberg, for another wonderful piece I am eager to see what you have in store for fans soon Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge A Detective S Brutal First Case Could Make Or Break Her Career In An Exhilarating Thriller By 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 Positive Press, Makes Eve The Youngest Female Homicide Detective In The Department S HistoryNow 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 CorpsesEve 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 I m so excited to share this shiny, new mystery thriller series from Lee Goldberg My first book from him, and now I know why he s a bestseller 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 I m so excited to share this shiny, new mystery thriller series from Lee Goldberg My first book from him, and now I know why he s a bestseller 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 detective on the force, and she s green She has much to prove, too Eve s first case involves a possible multiple murder This is her chance She has to find the bodies of the missing victims, solve the crime, find the killer, manage the media, while also helping the grieving family Will Eve prove herself worthy Lost Hills is such a thrill ride Eve is an amazing character fallible and formidable at the same time You really get inside her head with this one, and the honestly in her thoughts was refreshing I m not the most regular reader of police procedurals, but if they were always written in this style, I would be on board every time Overall, Lost Hills is a promising new series with a stellar main character to carry it It kept me guessing and invested, and I m looking forward to book two I received a complimentary copy.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com I loved this book I love Lee Goldberg s Monk books too, but I do think this is the best thing he has written Homicide detective Eve Ronin is a brilliant, amazing protagonist, the supporting characters are very well portrayed, the pace is fast, the writing is excellent, the Calabasas area in the throes of Santa Ana winds and wildfire is vividly depicted, and the ending totally surprised me I m eagerly looking forward to the next Eve Ronin book. I was attracted to this book by the promise of the real world grit and glitz of LA County crime and this book takes no prisoners Yeah, sounds right up my alley I hadn t come across Lee Goldberg before but a quick bit of research told me that he is the author ofthan half a dozen series as well as having written extensively for television OK, good enough for me, I m in Deputy Eve Ronin was recently promoted to detective after a relatively short time on the force Her rapid rise was a I was attracted to this book by the promise of the real world grit and glitz of LA County crime and this book takes no prisoners Yeah, sounds right up my alley I hadn t come across Lee Goldberg before but a quick bit of research told me that he is the author ofthan half a dozen series as well as having written extensively for television OK, good enough for me, I m in Deputy Eve Ronin was recently promoted to detective after a relatively short time on the force Her rapid rise was a result of her having arrested a film actor who had publicly struck his girlfriend, an incident filmed by a witness to the act The video went viral as soon it was uploaded to the web and this was seen as good publicity for the local police force and proved to be even better news for Eve Except that ever since she has suffered from continued ribbing from colleagues who constantly remind her that she didn t earn her promotion the hard way, as everyone else has had to It s thrown doubt over her abilities to do the job, so what she really needs is a meaty case through which she can prove her worth.Eve s partner is six months from retirement and keen to ease his way to the finish line So when a call pulls them to a house that, on the inside, lookslike an abattoir with the animals removed he takes a step back and gives her the lead What has happened here woman and her two children are missing, have they been slaughtered and the bodies removed If so, who s the perpetrator perhaps an ex husband and father of the children or the current boyfriend On the other hand, with no bodies on site it s possible that this is an abduction case It s all far from clear.The action takes place in the hills close to Malibu and the pace never lets up Eve is resourceful and driven, but she s never led a case before and to make matters worse the local police hierarchy are quickly on her back demanding meaningful progress All the characters here are well drawn and Eve, in particular, is someone I d really like to meet up with again And the overall story really grabbed me, it s well constructed and comes together with a really explosive finish A brilliant read and one that really did live up to the hype My sincere thanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I ve read and adored this author s two Ian Ludlow thrillers, and happily have an ARC of the third up soon While those are clever and funny spoofs of the action genre, this was atraditional straight police procedural that reads like an homage to the Harry Bosch series he is even mentioned so I m not imagining it It s an exciting cinematically written thriller, with a suitably kick a heroine, but is just a little too derivative to earn 5 stars.Eve Ronin is the youngest detective in the I ve read and adored this author s two Ian Ludlow thrillers, and happily have an ARC of the third up soon While those are clever and funny spoofs of the action genre, this was atraditional straight police procedural that reads like an homage to the Harry Bosch series he is even mentioned so I m not imagining it It s an exciting cinematically written thriller, with a suitably kick a heroine, but is just a little too derivative to earn 5 stars.Eve Ronin is the youngest detective in the LA Sheriff s office, promoted from the burglary division after a video of her arresting a movie star for assault went viral, earning her the nickname Deathfist, and the antipathy of her new colleagues When the home of a young actress and her children is found drenched in blood, but with no bodies to be found, Eve is put in charge of the case How will she catch the killer when no one trusts her skills I was pleased that this didn t quite follow the usual murder mystery plot line and that the author manages to wrong foot us about what s going on I liked Eve even though in some respects she s a carbon copy Driven Detective With Issues but not an alcoholic, for a nice change Goldberg has imitated the slightly tedious Connelly habit of describing and naming every street our protagonist drives or rides down, which is probably fun if you know LA but to me felt like padding There are the usual departmental politics and difficult bosses, loveable side kick and comic relief pair of detective colleagues.Overall this is an enjoyable first outing for a series that I d be happy to continue, but hope that the author has the confidence to injectof his own style rather than mimicking Michael Connelly s My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC which allowed me to give an honest review Lost Hills is available now 4 StarsI really Liked ItLee Goldberg Lost Hills Eve Ronin, 1 Audible Audiobook 06 41 Hours Narrator Nicol ZanzarellaFrom my Reading Activity1 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 4 StarsI really Liked ItLee Goldberg Lost Hills Eve Ronin, 1 Audible Audiobook 06 41 Hours Narrator Nicol ZanzarellaFrom my Reading Activity1 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 long and in need of a good editor Pretty frequently Sure we do Well, I am not making that complaint about Lost Hills, by Lee Goldberg , despite theprobably a little shortcomment in my Reading Activity I think it was a very well paced police procedural, with an interesting and credible plot storyline that did not require too much lifting of the plausibility veil I was intrigued by the way Detective Eve Ronin was introduced into the Robbery Homicide Division and pleased that she was not characterised as another ballsy woman detective giving as good as she got when dealing with the misogynists already in the squad.The story was well read by an obviously competent actor narrator, Nicol Zanzarella, of whom I had not heard before buying this title I am eagerly looking forward to Eve Ronin, 2 and beyond 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 onelick 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 onelick 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 arebizarre, 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 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, R 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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