A cold case heats up, revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
A 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 more to prove.
Bones 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.
Goodreads’ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bone Canyon is a jaw-dropping story of police corruption and a series of murders in a small town in Southern California.
What I Liked
Detective Eve Ronin, the main character, makes me look forward to learning more about her as the series progresses. She doesn’t show emotion, does what’s right, not what’s easy, and sports the nickname, Deathfist, from a confrontation with a famous Schwarzenegger-type actor where he ended up pinned on the ground. Everything about her defies expectations, and I find that endlessly fascinating.
I like the infusion of Hollywood that keeps interjecting itself into the story as people try to get Eve to sell her story. In all the police corruption and murders’ darkness, this thread through the plot provided some much-appreciated lightness and distraction. It is ironically funny as Eve has spent her whole life purposefully rejecting Hollywood and all it stands for.
I loved the surprise ending and honestly never suspected the culprit. I also can’t wait to find out the far-reaching ramifications that the identity of the murderer will bring with it. The surprise ending left no doubt that this is a murder mystery and not your typical police procedural story.
To Read or Not to Read
Suppose you are looking for a unique and fascinating mystery with an intriguing main character. In that case, this is one you will not want to pass up.