Happy New Year and Happy Pub Day to Lost Hills! A big thank you to Megan Beatie Communications and Amazon Publishing for the free review copy.

My Thoughts:

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.

About the Book:

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.

Have you read Lost Hills, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR