About the Book
Book: Death Valley Hideout
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Christian fiction
Release date: April 26, 2022
Running from a murderer
with only the desert as refuge…
Placed in WITSEC while his brother testifies against a terrifying criminal, Tony Ortega must guard his young niece and nephew from the hit man hunting for them. Death Valley local Willow Duke’s hideout might just be the difference between the little family’s life or death. When bullets start flying, can they thwart a killer long enough to survive and become a family for real?
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In My Opinion
Not knowing for certain who the villain in a story is keeps a reader on her toes, and Dana Mentink does this so well in Death Valley Hideout. There are plenty of possibilities, but true motives are unclear until the author reveals them.
As a member of the Duke family and a life-long resident of a town in Death Valley, Willow is one tough cookie. She doesn’t flee from danger. She faces it head-on, even when her brothers object. And she isn’t going to turn her back on two adorable kids who need protecting or the uncle who is caring for them.
Mentink delivers plenty of action while keeping readers on their toes with a hitman, others with questionable motives, and some life-threatening situations. Because Tony and Willow have begun a friendship, the romance progresses in a believable manner.
And I was happy to read there are two more books to come in the series. I’m putting my vote in for Jude to find his HEA!
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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 the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery 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
Wooty woo! We’re back in Death Valley again! So excited about this fourth book in the series because Papa Bear and I have actually returned to this amazing place. (Our previous return trip was stalled for a while due to the virus that shall not be named!) People have asked me, “Why do you love Death Valley so much?” I can only respond that you just have to go there to understand. Is it the vastness of the place? The enormous topographical variety? Maybe it’s the profound quietness that permeates the national park and environs. Then again, it might be the panorama of nighttime stars. (Death Valley National Park is a certified International Dark Sky Park due to its limited light pollution.) Could it be the tenacity of people who live there and survive the one hundred twenty plus degree temperatures in the summer? And how about those animals? The Death Valley pupfish is a teeny little endangered fish that lives in precisely one spot on the globe (Death Valley) and only two places within that range, Salt Creek and Cottonball Marsh. Imagine that! So why set a six book series in Death Valley? Because there’s no more hostile and incredible place I can think of. I hope you will enjoy taking a fictional trip with me there too. Enjoy the adventure, reader friends!
To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of the first four books in the series-Framed in Death Valley, Missing in the Desert, Death Valley Double Cross and Death Valley Hideout (Paperback for U.S. Only) and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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