Review: Death Valley Hideout by Dana Mentink

The danger starts out pretty early in this novel and doesn’t let up for the entire book! Death Valley Hideout is the fourth book in the Desert Justice series but can easily be enjoyed if you haven’t read any of the other books.

Carter and Bee, Tony’s niece and nephew, were very believable with age appropriate behaviors and reactions to situations. There seemed to be less romance in this story than what I am used to in this author’s books and I would have definitely enjoyed a bit more of a build up of romantic tension. Yet, I still found this book hard to stop reading. The action scenes and trying to determine who was trustworthy kept me intrigued. There are two more books scheduled to be released in this series and I am looking forward to reading them.

(4 stars)

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

Running from a murderer

with only the desert as refuge…

Placed in WITSEC while his brother testifies against a terrifying criminal, Tony Ortega must guard his young niece and nephew from the hit man hunting for them. Death Valley local Willow Duke’s hideout might just be the difference between the little family’s life or death. When bullets start flying, can they thwart a killer long enough to survive and become a family for real?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Desert Justice

Book 1: Framed in Death Valley
Book 2: Missing in the Desert
Book 3: Death Valley Double Cross
Book 4: Death Valley Hideout

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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