About the Book
Book: Christmas Crime Cover-Up
Author: Dana Mentink
Release date: November 29, 2022
From USA TODAY bestselling author Dana Mentink…
A violent attack
Isn’t the homecoming she expected.
When an ATV tries to run her down in Death Valley, animal rescuer Nora Duke knows it’s a sign she never should have returned. Now she’s stuck on Seth Castillo’s ranch until Christmas with a pregnant donkey—and a criminal desperate to silence her. Facing her past is as terrifying as uncovering a killer’s twisted plan. But can Seth convince her to stay…if they live through the holidays?
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
Book 5: Christmas Crime Cover-Up
Book 6: Targeted in the Desert
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Guest Review from Donna
What I think you should know:
Christmas Crime Cover Up by Dana Mentink is the fifth book in the Desert Justice series. While this book could be read as a standalone I recommend reading the prior books in the series as this book does give spoilers and updates on the characters that were featured. If you don’t have the ability to read all of them I highly recommend that you try to at least read Missing in the Desert prior to starting this one. This book features Seth Castillo and Nora Duke, who we have not previously met.
What you might need to know about:
Seth was shot in the head in Missing in the Desert, this book does discuss some of his feelings and his road to recovery.
What I think about this book:
I have fallen in love with the Duke family and Furnace Falls so imagine my surprise when we meet Nora ,the supposed black sheep of the Duke Family. After 10 years away she makes a return that she hoped would not last more than one night, but in true Mentink fashion things quickly escalate with a series of attacks on Nora and her best friend. Nora made a series of bad decisions as a teen and has allowed the decisions she made keep her from her family and faith. This was a very interesting perspective for a character. I enjoyed seeing how the Duke family handled it and how Nora responded. I loved getting to know more about Seth, he is a wonderful character (and it didn’t hurt that he drove a Bronco). I have loved every book in this series and can’t wait to see what happens next in Furnace Falls.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
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.) Her monthly newsletter features plenty of goodies, gab and giveaways. https://www.subscribepage.com/b8q0y5
More from Dana
Well here we go! Book five in the Desert Justice series features Nora (Chief Jude’s estranged sister), a wild donkey who needs rescuing, and a crime from the past that intrudes into the present. Twisty, right? I was inspired to write this story after visiting Death Valley and learning about the feral donkeys which inhabit the region. They’re cute, visitors love them, but the burros can encounter health problems and cause environmental damage if they aren’t settled into a safe area. It’s amazing to me that wild donkeys are adept at detecting underground water sources. They dig “wells” which can benefit many thirsty animals. Fascinating, right? Hope you’ll enjoy meeting Bubbles the donkey and the helpful humans who rescue her in this novel. God bless and thanks for reading!
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(If the winner is outside the U.S., then he or she will receive an eBook.)
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