Review: Dangerous Tidings by Dana Mentink

Dangerous TidingsDangerous Tidings looks to be the beginning of a new series titled Pacific Coast Private Eyes. I am definitely excited at this possibility, because the author has set up a great cast of characters in this first book to build on. These sisters have so much going on in their lives and lots of baggage that will need dealing with…perfect material for future stories!

Donna and Brent are the main characters in this book. Although they both pull back from the possibility of a relationship at times during the story, the pull to become involved does still move in a pretty swift path. These are characters that I connected with immediately. I especially felt for Brent in this book with the guilt he has carried for years about the death of someone close to him.

This story was fast-paced and action-packed, with lots of romantic tension. The mystery of who was behind all that had happened to Donna’s father and Brent’s sister kept me guessing right to the very end. The author had quite a few twists and turns and plenty of shady characters to wonder about. Dangerous Tidings was a fast and exciting suspense.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Dangerous TidingsCoast Guard rescue swimmer Brent Mitchell wants only one gift for Christmas: to find his sister. When he discovers that her disappearance is tangled with the death of private eye Bruce Gallagher, he joins forces with Bruce’s daughter Donna to investigate. Grieving Donna is as tough as the determined military man, and both will stop at nothing to find the truth. But the duo soon discovers that a murdered father and a missing sister merely top a looming pyramid of secrets on Coronado Island. Deadly secrets. These unlikely partners have vowed to stick together until their most important case is closed, but they may pay with their lives.



Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two little girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear works for the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.

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Dangerous Tidings


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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