Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Death Valley Hideout by Dana Mentin Review


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?

And I thought 

I have wanted to start this series since Book 1 became available. 

And now with book 4 I finally got the chance. 

When I began the book I didn't realize the series was about the Duke family and each of their Love stories woven into a suspenseful read.  

I just wanted to read the books because I love Romantic Suspense and I have wanted to read one by author Dana Mentink. 

Even though I jumped in at book 4 it was super easy to get acquainted with the characters and the Duke clan. 

Death Valley Hideout was a page turner from page one I was swept in. 

And I then only a few pages later I was hooked when Tony flies his helicopter into a Death Valley Canyon and sets it down! 

All because the bad was trying to kidnap his nephew. 

Willow shows her bravery not in only by chasing the kidnapper and then crawls into the car to save the little boy as it teeters on the edge of a cliff.  

And all this is only in the first few pages! 

Tony and Willow end up on a wild ride as they play the Mouse in the bad guys Cat and Mouse game.  

The bad guys don't give up!  Seemingly pulling in help from law enforcement and bribing private citizens.   And maybe even Tony's uncle a retired Police Officer.  

There are times Tony and Willow aren't sure who they can trust. 

Death Valley Hideout has to be my favorite Suspense read of the year.  

So far

Because as soon as I get the chance I will be reading the 3 previous books in the series!  

I received a Complimentary Copy from the publisher through Net Galley.  

My review will appear on Net Galley, Good Reads brand retail sites. 

The series 

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

About the Author 

Dana Mentink is a Publisher's Weekly and national bestselling author. She has been honored to win two Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion and a Reviewer's Choice award. She's authored more than thirty five novels to date for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Heartwarming. Dana loves feedback from her readers. Contact her at www.danamentink.com

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Linking at the regular parties

Here's a sneak peek at the 1st line . . .

Willow Duke felt a shiver of uncertainty at her own daring, but she pushed it away as she took the last turn. 

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Prompts for the party . . .
What did you recently  finish reading? 
Death Valley  Hideout by Dana Mentink. 

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. . . Beckett, the eldest of the Dukes at the gathering clearing his throat.  Running a hand over his dark beard he fixed Tiny with a a look. 
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What are you currently reading? 
Shadow of Murder by Lauren Carr

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What do you think you’ll read next? 
Guarding His Secret by Jill Kemerer 


  1. I love a Harlequin novel from time to time. It is usually my go-to when in a slump. :-) Happy weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I'm just beginning A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch.
    "I am to go by myself?" Grace dropped the rag she had been using to wash the parlor window.
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

  3. My first line is from Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill:
    December 31, 1883
    “I don’t understand why we can’t marry sooner. Cincinnati doesn’t require your grandfather’s consent.”

  4. I enjoyed this one as well. Have a great weekend.

  5. I enjoy Love Inspired Suspense. I'm currently reading Enchanting an Heiress by Kristi Ann Hunter, so here's a line from there: A few weeks ago, Harriet had not been looking forward to the April Meeting and the influx of people and social engagements it would bring. My First Line post comes from The Element of Love by Mary Connealy: https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2022/03/25/the-element-of-love/
    Hope you're having a great weekend!