Saturday, February 15, 2020

Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink: Review & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book:  Cold Case Connection

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 1, 2020

Convinced his sister’s death wasn’t an accident, private investigator Sergio Ross is determined to catch her killer. But with all the clues hinting at a connection to another unsolved murder, he has to join forces with Helen Pike—a woman linked to both deaths—to find the truth. Can they follow the cold evidence trail to get justice…before they become the next victims?

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About the Author
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the  nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website, on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
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Creepy tunnels the five teens explored

More from Dana

Cold Case Connection was really fun to write because it’s Helen’s story. She’s an intelligent, sensitive woman who is the sister to the men living on the Roughwater Ranch. Liam is her biological brother, but she’s just as close to Chad and Mitch who might as well be blood relatives. In this novel, Helen has to relive the worst moment of her teenage life, the night when a mysterious murder occurred during a teen prank. Helen is going to have to face the past in order to preserve her future. Cowboys, a case gone cold, a coastal ranch and a whole lot of danger…I hope you will enjoy the ride!

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Cabin Helen is in when the book begins
My Thoughts

Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink is the third book in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series.  It can be read as a standalone.  Helen Pike is checking out the old cabin one last time before it is demolished when she hears a noise outside.  Everything fades to black when she is whacked on the head.  Sergio Ross arrives at the cabin to find it on fire and quickly gets Helen outside.  Fifteen years ago, Helen and four of her friends entered the old tunnels on a dare.  Only four of them walked out alive.  Three years ago, Fiona Ross was at the cabin and died later that day from a hit-and-run driver.  Neither culprit has been apprehended.  Helen recently found a note from Fiona in the cabin and turned it over to the police which is why Sergio has returned to Driftwood.  He wants justice for Fiona and Helen is determined to help him.  Cold Case Connection is a riveting tale with suspense, mystery and action.  Sergio Ross wants to find the person responsible for his sister’s death and he believes Fiona’s death is connected Trish’s who died fifteen years prior.  Helen feels responsible for Fiona’s death and she knows that Sergio blames her.  They end up working together especially after someone tries to kill Helen in the cabin fire.  Helen’s older brothers would prefer to wrap Helen in cotton wool and keep her locked in her bedroom, but Helen is just as stubborn as her brothers.  The characters are developed, and I like how they progress.  There are two adorable little girls along with a cute dog which add humor and lightness to the story.  I like how faith is woven into the tale along with the importance of forgiveness.  The mystery was interesting, but it was a cinch to solve.  However, I enjoyed following our characters on their journey for the truth and justice.  It has me eager to read Chad’s story.  The ending of Cold Case Connection will leave readers smiling.  Cold Case Connection is a well-written story with solid characters, an intriguing plot, and two mysterious deaths.  Cold Case Connection is an enticing suspense with sweet twins, a precious puppy, a callous killer, overbearing brothers, and two cold cases.  
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Laurel and Lucy Ross

To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a bag, a copy of the book, and an Amazon gift card.  Be sure to comment on the blog stops (schedule below) for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the here enter.  Good Luck!  Cold Case Connection is available from Amazon* and other major booksellers (Barnes & Noble, Harlequin, Kobo). The other novels in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series are Danger on the Ranch and Deadly Christmas Pretense.  The fourth tale in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series will be Chad's story.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I am reviewing We'll Meet Again by Rosie Archer on Sunday.  It is the second book in The Bluebird Girls series. I hope you have a joyful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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