Lee Goldberg to Release ‘Lost Hills’ in October (with Details)

On October 1, 2019, bestselling author Lee Goldberg (Killer Thriller, 2018, etc.) will release Lost Hills, the first novel in a brand new series starring Eve Ronin, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Goldberg’s use of a female protagionist follows a welcomed trend and recent infusion of strong, independent women into the thriller world. In fact, Michael Connelly, the #1 New York Times bestseller of the mega-popular Harry Bosch series—and who recently introduced readers to his own smart, kickass leading lady in Renee Ballard—is already calling Eve Ronin a “heroine for the ages,” a sentiment echoed by fellow #1 bestseller Lisa Gardner, who calls her “one of the best new female characters in ages.”

That’s some lofty praise from two heavyweights and, coupled with the success of Goldberg’s last two books, instantly makes his next offering one of the more anticipated novels scheduled to come out this fall. Check out the cover art and plot details below.


Lost Hills.jpg“Lost Hills is Lee Goldberg at his best. Inspired by the real-world grit and glitz of LA County crime, this book takes no prisoners. And neither does Eve Ronin. Take a ride with her and you’ll find yourself with a heroine for the ages. And you’ll be left hoping for more.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Thrills and chills! Lost Hills is the perfect combination of action and suspense, not to mention Eve Ronin is one of the best new female characters in ages. You will race through the pages!” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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.



Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Ian Ludlow thrillers Killer Thriller and True Fiction, King City, The Walk, fifteen Monk mysteries, and the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare books (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, and The Pursuit) co-written with Janet Evanovich. 

Published by Thomas & Mercer, Lost Hills, available October 1st, is currently available for pre-order here

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