Gated Prey By Lee Goldberg: Review/Giveaway

Nov 20, 2021 | 2021 Articles, Lorie Lewis Ham, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Gated Prey is the latest Detective Eve Ronin mystery by Lee Goldberg. Eve is the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position many think that she hasn’t earned since she got the job after a video of her went viral. Because of this, she isn’t very popular among her coworkers, except for her soon-to-retire partner Duncan Pavone.

In Gated Prey, she and Duncan are running a simple sting operation of home invasion robberies in a gated community of palatial homes in Calabasas when everything goes wrong. Three intruders end up dead, and Eve and Duncan almost end up among the victims. Eve chases one of the suspects into a local grocery store where a store security guard kills him. Eve’s bosses consider the case closed, but Eve feels there are too many unanswered questions. Was the trap actually for her, bloody payback for Eve’s very public take down of corrupt deputies? Or is it even more sinister than that?

On top of all that, Eve is dodging phone calls from Hollywood agents and producers who are turning her life into a TV show that she reluctantly agreed too, simply because she knew it was happening with her or without her, and this way she hoped to have some control.

Gated Prey is the third in this series, which happens to by my favorite series by Lee Goldberg. It is a fast-paced mystery with interesting and well-developed characters. Lee is a very skilled writer who always manages to throw in some witty dialogue to lighten things up; in this case, it comes in the form of the banter between Eve and Duncan. I love their relationship and really hope it takes several books before Duncan actually gets to retire. This is a fast and fun read and I can’t wait for the next one in the series! While the plot can stand on its own, I highly recommend starting with the first book, Lost Hills.

To enter to win a copy of Gated Prey, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “prey,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 27, 2021. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet. Lorie’s new mystery novel, One of Us, is set in the Tower District of Fresno and the world of community theatre!

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  1. Sounds interesting! Count me in!

  2. I have read and very much enjoyed the first two books in the series. Spoiler free reviews are on my blog and I recommend reading in order as book two built on and referenced various events in book one.

    Am looking forward to book three. Hope I win! Thank you for the opportunity.


  3. An author I’ve always enjoyed. I’ll need to check out this series.

  4. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

  5. Notoriety is a good thing (sometimes)
    Sounds like a good read. thanks

  6. Great review!

  7. Sounds like my kind of book!

  8. Gated Prey – the latest Detective Eve Ronin mystery- written by Lee Goldberg sounds like a fascinating mystery that I would love to read!

  9. We have a winner!


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