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Friday, April 5, 2024

My Thoughts - Tracking the Truth Author: Dana Mentink

About the Book

Book: Tracking the Truth

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 26, 2023

To expose a suspect, he needs evidence…

and a K-9’s instincts.

After Emery Duncan is abducted and dumped in a lake, private investigator Roman Wolfe and his bloodhound partner rescue her from an icy death. Someone doesn’t want Emery to find out what really happened the night her father confessed to attempted murder. To keep Emery and her baby nephew safe, they must uncover the connection between her father’s confession and the attack…or they’ll be silenced for good.


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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 and Publisher’s Weekly 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 Poisoned Pen Press.




More from Dana

Bloodhounds everywhere! I was thrilled to be offered a contract to write a WHOLE SIX BOOK SERIES with these amazing creatures and their private eye humans! Bloodhounds have been described as “noses with dog’s attached.” Isn’t that quaint? I hope you will enjoy reading about Wally. He’s a young dog who did not receive the proper training and he’s a tad…well…naughty. Good thing he’s got a handler who’s equally as stubborn. It’s a battle of wills between Wally and Roman and there’s plenty of room for fun along with the suspense. Bloodhounds, take it away!

My Thoughts 

Tracking the Truth is the first book in a new series that is written by  Dana Mentink. The series is called Security Hounds Investigations. This book starts the series off with a bang. The author has written several books about dogs - but Wally the stubborn blood hound is my most favorite. I love him and just want to rub his slobbery face. 

 Emery Duncan has returned home due to a cryptic message from her father. "Come Home" is what the message said. Her father is currently in jail for attempted murder, and Emery thinks that he is innocent. Emery thinks that her father is covering for her sister, Diane. However, while on the way into town someone runs her off the road and duct tapes her wrists and ankles. She awakens when she is about to be dumped into the lake. She has no idea who is trying to throw her overboard. 

Roman Wolfe is working with Wally trying to train him. Wally is stubborn and tries to take off on his own missions. Roman hears commotion in the lake and goes to investigate and rescues Emery. While trying to get to safety, the killer doubles back and tries to take them both out. 

Emery is trying to figure out who is trying to kill her. She is worried that it's connected to the reason that her father is In jail. She has to trust Roman and the rest of the Security Hounds Investigation team to help her. 

In true Mentink fashion, this book starts off with lots of action and suspense. The author throws in twists and turns. I am so excited for this series. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

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Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 6

Labor Not in Vain, April 7

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Paula’s Pad of Inspiration, April 8

Wishful Endings, April 9

Holly’s Book Corner, April 9

Pause for Tales, April 10

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, April 10


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book 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.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Tracking the Truth, this story sounds like a great start to a thrilling series that I am looking forward to reading

  2. I enjoyed your review! Sounds like a great mystery going on, even right from the start!!