25 October 2021

Gated Prey - Book Review

Gated Prey (Eve Ronin #3) by Lee Goldberg
Publication date: October 26,  2021
Pages: 268 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Unique, engaging main characters
Weaknesses: Somewhat predictable

I will never turn down a chance to read another Eve Ronin story. I've been reading these since they started, and each one has been a unique police procedural with engaging characters and great writing.

In this one, Eve and her partner Duncan are undercover as a filthy rich couple. Someone has been getting in to gated communities and robbing homeowners, and they're determined to lure the culprits and stop their wave of crime. That case goes pretty much as expected, and the leadership in the city and at their department are eager to wrap it up with a bow and call it done. But Eve and Duncan have to trust their instincts when something feels a bit off about the crowd-pleasing end of the crime spree.

While still hanging out in the gated communities where they've been looking for similarities to solve all the break-ins, Eve ends up called to the scene of a stillborn baby and its distraught mother. She thinks that one is just paperwork, but a phone call early the next morning leaves her chasing another series of clues to a different crime. 

Eve Ronin is a unique hero, and not a very stereotypical police officer, either. I'd recommend this series to anyone who enjoys quick thrillers and police procedurals. I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars, and I'm looking forward to reading what comes next.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my early electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.

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