I am so sorry that I haven’t posted much, but I have been very busy with family stuff and my job, but I am so excited to be a part of a Celebration tour with Celebrate Lit! (I haven’t been a part of one in a while!) So without further ado, let me share with you Dana Mentink’s latest book, Death Valley Double Cross.
The Bookish Details
Book: Death Valley Double Cross
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Inspirational Suspense
Release date: February 22, 2022
From the Back Cover
A killer seeking revenge
will stop at nothing to get it…
Pilar Jefferson is shocked to learn that her supposedly deceased father is alive and has been in prison—and now his ruthless former partner is after her. Fleeing on her wedding day was the best way to protect her loved ones. But now with her mother held for ransom and her ex-fiancé, Austin Duke, stumbling back into her life, can she keep everyone safe—and escape an assassin?
From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
Book 1: Framed in Death Valley
Book 2: Missing in the Desert
Book 3: Death Valley Double Cross
Book 4: Death Valley Hideout
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What Did I Think?
First, even though this is the third book in the Desert Justice series, it could definitely be read as a stand alone. This book starts in the most unexpected way as Austin Duke runs into his “runaway bride”, Pilar Jefferson; however, he finds it very strange that she doesn’t look like herself. Almost immediately, they are both attacked which forces them to go on the run together bringing along the cutest old dog! What follows is a lot of twists and turns, where it’s hard to see who the good guys are and who wants them dead. Overall, I liked the story and there were a lot of very unique elements which I loved; however, I did feel that at times the story lagged a bit – but not enough to make me lose interest in the overall plot/storyline. For that reason, I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who likes Suspense or specially, Love Inspired Suspense!
About the Author
Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over fifty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
More from Dana
I remember standing on the edge of the lookout and gazing into the wonder that is Artist’s Palette in Death Valley. Artist’s Drive, which takes you to this breathtaking view, rises above Badwater Basin (the lowest spot in North America) and then meanders along twisting canyons and hills until it brings you to this popular tourist stop. The premier view is a place called Artist’s palette. It’s a sprawling pocket of color, hues of rose, ochre, green and gold tucked in the rippling landscape and teased to life by the desert sun. Isn’t that just like God? To lead us to surprises and wonders that await us in a sometimes hostile world? Every day we spent in Death Valley held a surprise, from the rocks that move mysteriously across the sands to the towering twists and turns of 20 Mule Team Canyon. There are only two things to do with a wonderous place like that…enjoy the divine bounty, and write a novel set there so others can come along!
I hope you will enjoy this third installment in the Desert Justice series. The first is Beckett’s story and then we had quiet cowboy Levi’s adventure. Now it’s brash pilot Austin’s turn. Will he get his happy ending after being dumped at the altar and wrecking his shoulder in an accident? Turn those pages and come with me to Death Valley to find out!
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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of the first three books in the series (Paperback for U.S. Only) and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you check this book out and if you do, don’t forget to leave me a comment with your thoughts!
>>>>Special thanks to Dana Mentink, Celebrate Lit and Love Inspired Supense for allowing me to read and review this book – all views and opinions are my own.