cover image Bone Canyon

Bone Canyon

Lee Goldberg. Thomas & Mercer, $24.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5420-4271-0

The discovery of a homicide victim’s scattered bones in the aftermath of a wildfire plunges Eve Ronin, the “youngest homicide detective in the history of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” into a politically tense, risky murder investigation in bestseller Goldberg’s fast-paced sequel to 2020’s Lost Hills. The remains are soon identified as those of a young woman who, six years earlier, went missing after she and a friend reported being gang-raped on a local beach. When evidence points to a secret clique of rogue cops in Eve’s department, Eve faces resentment and obstruction from fellow deputies and higher-ups for violating the unspoken code of silence that protects fellow officers. An attempt on her life raises the stakes. Meanwhile, she has to fend off approaches from Hollywood agents who want to option her life story due to her celebrity from the Lost Hills case. Readers will cheer the determined Eve every step of the way as she strives for justice. Goldberg knows how to keep the pages turning. Agent: Amy Tannenbaum, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Jan.)