Bone Canyon eBook ð Kindle Edition


  • Kindle Edition
  • 287 pages
  • Bone Canyon
  • Lee Goldberg
  • English
  • 12 August 2014

10 thoughts on “Bone Canyon

  1. PamG PamG says:

    BONE CANYON by Lee Goldberg is the second book in the Eve Ronin police procedural and crime thriller series and is set in California Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department LASD Homicide Detective Eve Ronin and her soon to retire partner Duncan Pavone are assigned a case where the charred remains of a woman who disappeared six years ago are revealed after a wildfire has devastated both plants and homes in the area Eve is the youngest homicide detective in the LASD and she continues to have to prove herself worthy of the position However nothing is ever easyEve is an energetic and compelling main character and definitely someone you can root for She works tirelessly makes a few rookie mistakes while learning her job but has clear goals that influenced the plot Her motivations seemed believable with well drawn and appropriate emotions As a reader we begin to understand how Eve’s past affects her actions and emotions on this case Duncan’s character has depth in this novel as well as some of Eve’s family members While the case is not straight forward Eve and Duncan move forward with seeking justice Who can Eve trust besides Duncan What really happened to the woman that died Overall this is a tense and highly readable novel with wit suspense and some great twists as well as some violence It is gritty fast paced and action packed The imagery visual auditory and olfactory came through vividly If you enjoy excellent mystery thrillers then I recommend that you check out this one 45 stars rounded up to 5 stars I am looking forward to reading book three in the series Thomas Mercer and Lee Goldberg provided a complimentary digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley This is my honest review Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way


  2. Liz Liz says:

    Bone Canyon is the second in the Eve Ronin series It’s a well done police procedural featuring a strong woman protagonist Eve is the youngest Homicide detective in the LA County Sheriff’s Department This time Eve and her partner Duncan are investigating a cold case Human bones have literally turned up after a wildfire in Bone Canyon It doesn’t take long to identify the woman and things move fast from there There are conspiracy undertones to this story with Eve unable to trust anyone in her department outside of her partner Eve is a believable character She’s young and is still learning the ropes She’s driven and has yet to become disillusioned I also appreciated her partner Dunkin Donuts Duncan Pavone Despite being steps away from retirement he’s still engaged and willing to risk his own reputation He’s also a great teacher for Eve and unlike many of the male detectives wants her to succeed Goldberg writes with a gritty realism touching on department politics and misogyny overtop the search for the rapists and killers We get elements of humor in the form of an attempt to make a tv series of Eve’s fast rise in the department The joke became even obvious when I read that Goldberg was the writer for several crime shows such as Monk This is a fun entertaining book that moves at a crisp pace and kept me engaged every step of the way I will definitely be looking for book three My thanks to netgalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy of this book


  3. Tina Tina says:

    This is a mystery book and this book is the 2nd book in the Eve Ronin series I loved the series Mr Monk by Lee Goldberg so I really wanted to try out another series written by Lee Goldberg I have to say I really liked this series and I will current to read this series I loved the characters The mystery part was good and I love how Eve did not let anything to stop her from looking into what happen to the girls I think the pacing in this book is good This book had me not wanting to put it down so I had to finish reading this book before going to bed I have to say there is some hard topics covered in this book like rape murder and Cops doing bad things so please look into what topics is covered in this book before reading it if you get upset by reading hard to read topics I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher Thomas Mercer or author Lee Goldberg via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review about how I feel about this book and I want to send a big Thank you to them for that This book is schedule to be release on January 5th 2021


  4. Dave Dave says:

    “The Bone Canyon” is book two of Lee Goldberg’s Eve Ronin police procedural series It may be yet another LA based police series but Goldberg knows how to tell a compelling story and this one is hard to put down because the pages actually do turn themselves as your eyes 👀 stay glued to the book Based at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in The mountainous Los Angeles suburbs a canyon’s drive from Malibu and steps from the urban sprawl of the San Fernando Valley it’s an area subject to huge sweeping brush fires 🔥 and this one threatens to end the world but when the smoke clears skeleton pieces are unearthed And to a trained anthropologist these are not the remains of fire victims With precious little to go on Eve Ronin and her partner Donuts 🍩 Duncan who is counting down the days to retirement open up a cold case that leads them places they didn’t imagine The skeletons in the hillside are not the only ones unearthed and echoes of coverups and corruption from years past can’t be ignored A great series that has its own uniue spin on police work It’s a uick easy read but real worthwhileMany thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review


  5. Andrew Smith Andrew Smith says:

    Eve Ronin a young detective in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is called to a scene where human bones have been discovered The impacts of a wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains has laid the ground bare and pushed a human skull into the garden of a local resident and soon enough bones are being found It seems that these are the remains of a young woman who went missing some years ago a woman who had reported that she’d been raped by a group of men a short time before her disappearance Then a second set of bones is foundEve’s experienced partner Duncan is seeing out his last months before retirement to a condo in Palm Springs He’s busily showing her the ropes whilst also attempting to help her navigate the internal politics of the department He is conscious that Eve’s rapid rise to her current role is a result of her off duty arrest of an abusive movie star which was filmed by a bystander and posted online It went viral turning her into a popular hero and prompting the powers that be to award her a promotion Unfortunately this is the cause of much tension amongst her colleagues many of whom feel her actions to have been publicity seeking and self serving So when evidence in the ‘bones’ case points a finger in the direction of some of her colleagues it’s clear she’s going to need all the help she can getLike a young Harry Bosch Eve is eager intense and pushy She’s good looking and her story has attracted attention from some intent on turning her life into a television series Despite the lure of riches that would follow she’s not interested – she wants to be a good cop to erase uncertainty and achieve justice for the dead This all leads to some great exchanges and the story really bounces along with the various threads vying for attention I’d really enjoyed the first book in this series and I loved this one too Everything here appeals to me from the setting of this stories in an enclave of the rich who have escaped nearby LA to the well structured plotlines and especially the punchy Eve I can’t wait for the next episodeMy thanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  6. Matt Matt says:

    Be sure to check for my review first posted on Mystery and Suspense as well as a number of other insightful comments by other reviewershttpswwwmysteryandsuspensecomreLee Goldberg is back with the second novel in his Even Ronin series which pulls the reader into two parallel cases when bones are discovered after a major brush fire ravages the area Both cases pull at the heartstrings but for different reasons leaving the reader to guess what the killers might have been thinking uick paced and easily devoured this is perfect for those who love gritty police proceduralsEve Ronin has had uite the rise through the ranks of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Videos of her gritty antics hit social media and she earned uite the reputation for herself something that others within the LASD have been holding against her With little interest in capitalising on her fame Ronin is forced to rebuff those in the industry who see stardom and an easy television career based on her lifeWhen Ronin and her partner are called out to a recently fire ravaged area they discover part of a skull Some slow and thorough investigating by a forensics anthropologist not only offers up a lead as to who the victim might be but also reveals much of her skeletal remains scattered around the property Ronin begins piecing it all together and identifies the victim as Sabrina Morton with the help of a surgical implantWhile Ronin chases down some people who may be able to help piece together what Sabrina was doing in the days before she died she learns that there were some horrible things that befell this young woman Sabrina and her roommate went to party on the beach and were gang raped by a bunch of surfers all sporting a similar tattoo After Ronin is able to get hold of a sketch of this tat she learns that it’s a common mark worn by many of the sheriff’s deputies in the area Could Sabrina have been attacked by off duty officers and killed to keep her silentWhile working various angles another set of bones turns up those of Debbie Crawford a fifty something woman who has a long standing beef with her rich neighbour Ronin begins to look into this case and sees the feud has been building such that having her killed would surely have eased the headache that was developing across the fence line Still there’s something not entirely kosher with the way things are presented to her leaving Ronin to open new lines of inuiryAs Ronin begins accusing deputies of rape and likely murder she becomes of a villain than she is already leading to verbal and physical attacks Yet Ronin refuses to back down sure that she should be seeking justice over covering her own backside Two killers are out there and they must be brought to justice even if it costs Ronin her badge or worseLee Goldberg proves again that he is a master storyteller with this piece His ability to develop strong plots and use a fast paced narrative keeps the reader on their toes as things progress Poignant characters also help keep things enthralling until the final reveal for the attentive readerEve Ronin remains a relatable protanogist even though she is young and still somewhat naive when it comes to priorities Her backstory pops up throughout the piece though it is how she handles it that prove to be an entertaining subplot Gritty and seeking to make a difference with her badge drives Ronin to do what she feels is right even when she steps on toes to get there With a peppering of some personal interactions at key points in the story Goldberg has crafted a character that will definitely remain highly entertaining for as long as the series continuesThe cast of strong secondary characters keeps the reader wanting to learn Each complements Ronin in their own way though there are some who are able to stand alone and provide entertainment value in how they are portrayed With some returning faces and a number of one offs Goldberg keeps his story moving with all the banter throughout offering up many suspects for these two murders and forcing the readers to point at those they would accuseThe premise of the piece is not only strong but highly engaging The plot moves along at a uick pace thanks to a strong narrative and clipped dialogue Goldberg has a lot of practice in the genre and it shows keeping the reader wanting with every turn of the page Short chapters that propel the story forward keep the reader on the edge of their seat until everything comes together at the end A highly entertaining story in a genre that is uite full of cops and their hunt for the elusive suspect or killer Kudos Mr Goldberg for another strong effort I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for your fans in the near futureLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge


  7. fleurette fleurette says:

    Once again Goldberg surprised me with a well written and well considered story with a bunch of interesting characters I read this book shortly after I finished the first in this series But it's not really necessary you can read this one even if you don't know the previous one Although if you read the first book beforehand your experience will be even complete This is because Goldberg's stories are very consistent This applies to both the storyline in individual books and the consistency between books throughout the series In this book the case Eve is working on is tied to information that we already know from the previous book This makes the world in which the book is set very coherent and plannedBut this consistency also applies to the plot of this book This is a very solid story with no holes or obvious omissions Goldberg can also give you that great feeling when all the little things you used to think only as background suddenly pop into place and form one intricate but fascinating whole Even if the first half of the book is a bit slow the later twists fully make up for itThe author knows his craft very well and is able to build pretty nice characters His characters behave rationally and they do not lack intelligence They are multidimensional and non obvious Just look at Duncan who is seemingly a lazy cop waiting to retire but shows all his experience and cleverness in the suspect interrogation scenes The author is able to make great use of stereotypes when he needs them to give his characters a bit of a comic face and make fun of them when it suits him This is not a book that I would put on the funny shelf but there is no shortage of subtle light humour The author winks at the reader from time to time and it works great This gives the effect of good effortless humourFinally this book will appeal to everyone who likes when the setting is almost an additional character in the book There is no randomness here This story is set very well in the Los Angeles areaI definitely recommend this book and look forward to seeing Eve and Duncan stories Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  8. Sean Peters Sean Peters says:

    Thank you to Net Galley the publishers and the author Lee Goldberg for an ARC copy for an honest review Book 2 in the Eve Ronin seriesA catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department a position that forces her to prove herself again and again This time though she has much to proveBones don’t lie and these have a horrific story to tell Eve tirelessly digs into the past unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems With almost no one she can trust her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’s own life in peril It may be yet another LA based police series but Goldberg knows how to tell a compelling story with a great female character although not read number one in the series this second in the series explains so well the detail of book one and I felt completely into this book very well paced gripping thrillerSeveral weeks after the events of Lost Hills Eve is back on the job When some bones get discovered thanks to the big fire that devastated the county Eve and her partner Duncan get involved in some old cases that are pretty close to their hearts and yes Duncan is a great asset to this seriesFall back from the first in the series is she's also dealing with Hollywood knocking on her door after her recent notoriety and some colleagues that still see her as undeserving of her position in the sheriff's departmentEve Ronin is a compelling character who has her flaws still learning her job and well supported by Duncan or DonutsA crafty clever compelling well paced mystery thriller a good story with some great twistsClear four star close to five stars


  9. Javier Javier says:

    Bone Canyon is a great follow up in the Eve Ronin series Once again the author delivers a fast paced police procedural where you feel as if you were watching a movie or one of those shows Eve's mom is trying to get her to sign up forSeveral weeks after the events of Lost Hills Eve is back on the job When some bones get discovered thanks to the big fire that devastated the county Eve and her partner Duncan get involved in some old cases that are pretty close to their hearts Meanwhile she's also dealing with Hollywood knocking on her door after her recent notoriety and some colleagues that still see her as undeserving of her position in the sheriff's department In my Lost Hills review I wrote that I was curious to see how her male colleagues were gonna treat her after solving a triple murder case and I'm sad to see that she's still being treated as shtEve Ronin is a very well developed character with some flaws and contradictions that make her even engaging I liked how she was reluctant to let herself be dazzled by the promise of money and fame being her one and only intent to get justice for the victimsThe story dealt with some issues that always manage to make me angry as rape blaming the victim with some terrible expressions like she was asking for it or she deserved it and abuse of power by the policeSadly these matters are not only fiction as we can see everyday on the news and I loved how Eve dealt with themThere was a final twist I wasn't expecting at all and that served to tie everything together although truth be told I would have liked a very different endingGreat series with a fantastic lead character you can't help to root forThanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review


  10. The Cats’ Mother The Cats’ Mother says:

    Bone Canyon is the second book in the Eve Ronin series about a young homicide detective in the LA County Sheriff’s Department It’s not crucial to have read the first book Lost Hills as you get the necessary backstory and this doesn’t spoil that one although events from it are referred to uite often Unlike the author’s Ian Ludlow series these are straight police thrillers without the spoofcomedy element and while they don’t break any new ground I like Eve as a heroine and they are well plotted and writtenEve has only just returned to active duty after breaking her wrist on her last case when she is called to the discovery of human bones on the hillside uncovered by recent wildfires The remains are identified as those of a young woman who went missing six years earlier soon after reporting that she had been gang raped Already unpopular in her department because of her history and being hounded by Hollywood who want to make her story into a TV series Eve will expose dark secrets which make her a target for those she should be able to trustI had commented in my review of the last book that it was a bit too much of an homage to Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series and that I hoped he would have the confidence to develop on his own By coincidence we just started listening to one of the recent Bosch audiobooks which highlighted the similarities here once It’s not a bad thing Connelly is a master of the genre but I’m going to run out of his books soon so am happy to have thrillers like them to read Eve shows the same grit disdain for authority and determination to do right by the victim as BoschI enjoyed the scenes with her rather dysfunctional family and even uite enjoyed the romance angle unusual for me It’s not too gruesome or violent and I enjoyed the forensic aspectsI was slightly disappointed by the reveal I can’t say too much without spoilers but I was enjoying this being a cold case mystery it seems authors can’t help inserting this particular trope wherever they can but it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me One thread was also left hanging but will hopefully be dealt with in the next book I liked the references to Hollywood The Vine from the Ian Ludlow books meaning that they’re in the same “universe” and would love to see a crossover between the series which is totally possible with how things were leftMy thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for the ARC which allowed me to give an honest review Bone Canyon is published on January 5th 2021


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Bone Canyon❰Reading❯ ➿ Bone Canyon Author Lee Goldberg – Liversite.co.uk A cold case heats up revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by #1  New York Times bestselling author Lee GoldbergA catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains exposing the A cold case heats up revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by   New York Times bestselling author Lee GoldbergA catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department a position that forces her to prove herself again and again This time though she has much to proveBones don’t lie and these have a horrific story to tell Eve tirelessly digs into the past unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems With almost no one she can trust her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’s own life in peril.


About the Author: Lee Goldberg

New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two time Edgar Award and two time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing andor producing credits include Martial Law Seauest Diagnosis MurderHunter Spenser For Hire Nero Wolfe Missing Monk and The Glades Hes also the co author of the Fox OHare series with Janet Evanovich The Heist The Chase The Job The.