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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Cold Case Pursuit Author: Dana Mentink on Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book:  Cold Case Pursuit

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A cold case solved by the K-9 unit…

but the past is not so easily escaped.

Decades after her parents’ murders, Penelope McGregor’s grateful the killer’s finally been identified—until he comes after her. Now Detective Tyler Walker and his K-9 partner, Dusty, must protect Penelope and catch the culprit…while making sure his little girl stays out of the crosshairs. But can the single father outplay a killer whose endgame will leave no one safe?


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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, Poisoned Pen Press, and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself puttering around her Northern California backyard. 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, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)


More from Dana

I love book covers with adorable children on them, don’t you? There’s something so angelic about those wee folks on the covers. I have two bear cubs myself, young adults now, and I love them devotedly. Tell you what though. Sometimes, just occasionally mind you, they were a wee bit naughty. Don’t tell anyone, but one reason I enjoyed writing Cold Case Pursuit so much is that hero Tyler is the single dad of a little girl named Rain who is….er…a handful. Sure, she’s adorable, but she’s prone to disobedience and the occasional tendency to flush things down the toilet. So in addition to the edge of your seat pursuit of a murderous clown killer, there are the shenanigans of a precocious preschooler, a highly trained yet distractible police K-9, and a romance that doesn’t exactly run smoothly. Fun to write? You betcha! I hope you enjoy coming along with me on this True Blue adventure!

My Thoughts

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Love Inspired Suspense books. I subscribe to the the Reader's service through their website. I love that they contain lots of action, leave you on the edge of your seat adreneline - and will keep you going until the very end. I am also a huge fan of Dana Mentink. I have read several of her books and they are always amazing. She is very animated and always posts fun stuff through her facebook page. 
Cold Case Pursuit is part of the True Blue K-9 Unit: Brooklyn Series. I have not read the other books in the series (yet - there are a few that are in my TBR pile). They are written by different authors and while each story is unique - they are all tied together by the K9 family. You will see characters reappearing. In this book Penelope and her brother, Bradley were left orphans at young ages. The killer clown that was responsible for their parents death is still on the loose. The killer let Penelope live - because he felt he was freeing her from "bad parents that were neglectful". However as the 20 year anniversary approaches - Penelope tells the press "The killer is a monster." So, he resurfaces to finish her and her brother off. 
Enter swoon worthy single dad K9 Detective Tyler. He is Bradley's best friend - and is falling for his kid sister. Can he keep her safe? Tyler comes with his own baggage resulting his his divorce and his full single dad duty. He is drawn to Penelope and wants to get closer to her. 
The killer will not stop until Bradley and Penelope is dead. If that means that he puts others around them in danger - then so be it. This book starts out with the first few pages of action - and does not let up. The author is crafty with her descriptions. She writes so you can visualize yourself there. The author throws in lots of twists and turns - and while the killer is known early on - that does not mean that the suspense is over. I also want to pet Scrappy. The K9 drop out that becomes Penelope's guard. I am a sucker for dogs. 
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a $50 Amazon gift card and a tote bag!!

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 this book, it sounds like a thrilling read

  2. Great story line A suspenseful novel

  3. Thank you for your review. This is cool that each book is written by a different author. These are always fun, because I get to learn the different writing styles of new to me authors.
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