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?
My thoughts: I enjoyed the 4th book in this mystery series! While the other stories introduce you to some of the characters in this story, this book can also work well as a stand alone.
I enjoyed getting to know Willow and her friend Tony. I find stories about WITSEC interesting, since I can only imagine how hard it would be to have to sever all ties and move to a new place, taking on a new identity. When danger comes to find Tony and the kids, they must work to stay ahead of the killer.
The characters are well portrayed, and I enjoyed the kids! This is an excellent mystery to pick up and enjoy!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
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Wooty woo! We’re back in Death Valley again! So excited about this fourth book in the series because Papa Bear and I have actually returned to this amazing place. (Our previous return trip was stalled for a while due to the virus that shall not be named!) People have asked me, “Why do you love Death Valley so much?” I can only respond that you just have to go there to understand. Is it the vastness of the place? The enormous topographical variety? Maybe it’s the profound quietness that permeates the national park and environs. Then again, it might be the panorama of nighttime stars. (Death Valley National Park is a certified International Dark Sky Park due to its limited light pollution.) Could it be the tenacity of people who live there and survive the one hundred twenty plus degree temperatures in the summer? And how about those animals? The Death Valley pupfish is a teeny little endangered fish that lives in precisely one spot on the globe (Death Valley) and only two places within that range, Salt Creek and Cottonball Marsh. Imagine that! So why set a six book series in Death Valley? Because there’s no more hostile and incredible place I can think of. I hope you will enjoy taking a fictional trip with me there too. Enjoy the adventure, reader friends!
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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of the first four books in the series-Framed in Death Valley, Missing in the Desert, Death Valley Doublecross and Death Valley Hideout (Paperback for U.S. Only) and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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I'm glad that I can read this as a stand-alone. Sounds great!ReplyDelete
Happy Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an awesome series!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Dana Mentink is a fabulous author.ReplyDelete
Good book for Spring reading.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Death Valley Hideout, I have the first two books from this series and I am looking forward to reading this one as wellReplyDelete