Review: Cold Case Pursuit by Dana Mentink

This book was so good! It is book seven out of eight in a continuity series, which means that each book is written by a different author, but the series has connected characters and settings throughout. Even though I had not read any other books in this series, I had no trouble diving right into this one and loving it!

The action started right away in Cold Case Pursuit and I was immediately drawn to the heroine of the novel. Penny had endured a lot, having witnessed her parents’ murders when she was four. This book found her being pursued by the same man who killed her parents and he was a scary, creepy villain.

I really liked getting to know Penny and her brother, Bradley. They had a great sibling relationship. Tyler was the romantic hero of this novel. He was such a likable main character. He was a single father who adored his daughter, yet felt like his chance at love had passed him by. I really liked watching the relationship develop between Penny and Tyler and seeing how Tyler began to notice Penny as more than just an assignment.

This was a great romantic suspense novel. I am planning on reading book eight in the series, too, because that book has Penny’s brother, Bradley, as the main character.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


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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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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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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