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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cold Case Connection ~ Dana Mentink

This is book 3 of the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series. Dana Mentink does a great job with writing this murder mystery.  When 5 teenagers go into the towns tunnels (that they are told to stay out of) to explore one of them ends up dead.  It ends up been a cold case as the suspects are found not guilty.   Then a few years later when Fiona goes into looking for the murderer again, she ends up dead.  Now 15 years later and Helen, being one of the 5 original friends, needs to deal with the grief and starts to investigate.  Then we have Sergio the brother of the victim and he decides to take his anger of the death and look into what happend that night.  Along with Helen and Sergio the drama and adventure begins.  Through the hunting of clues, many mysterious things keep happening, could this be related to the two previous deaths??

I would recommend this to anyone that wants a good drama, mystery, romance to read.  It is a short read, but keeps moving with many twist and turns.  I am a fan of Dana and this is the first mystery that I have read of hers.  I was excited to read this because I loved her previous books Sit, Stay, Love and Paws for love.. great books about dogs.... also great reads.  I was very pleased at how Dana can pull of the different types of books that she has written, very impressed.  I also liked how she incorporated Jingles into this book.  Great Read!!  (I have not read the other books in the series and was able to read this as a stand alone.)

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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 at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

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!


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!!
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