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Tuesday, March 29, 2022


Death Valley Doublecross

About the Book

Book: Death Valley Double Cross

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Inspirational Suspense

Release date: February 22, 2022

DV#3 Death Valley Doublecross coverA killer seeking revenge

will stop at nothing to get it…

Pilar Jefferson is shocked to learn that her supposedly deceased father is alive and has been in prison—and now his ruthless former partner is after her. Fleeing on her wedding day was the best way to protect her loved ones. But now with her mother held for ransom and her ex-fiancé, Austin Duke, stumbling back into her life, can she keep everyone safe—and escape an assassin?

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


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Author bio with backgroundDana 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 a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over fifty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance 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, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)


More from Dana

I remember standing on the edge of the lookout and gazing into the wonder that is Artist’s Palette in Death Valley. Artist’s Drive, which takes you to this breathtaking view, rises above Badwater Basin (the lowest spot in North America) and then meanders along twisting canyons and hills until it brings you to this popular tourist stop. The premier view is a place called Artist’s palette. It’s a sprawling pocket of color, hues of rose, ochre, green and gold tucked in the rippling landscape and teased to life by the desert sun. Isn’t that just like God? To lead us to surprises and wonders that await us in a sometimes hostile world? Every day we spent in Death Valley held a surprise, from the rocks that move mysteriously across the sands to the towering twists and turns of 20 Mule Team Canyon. There are only two things to do with a wonderous place like that…enjoy the divine bounty, and write a novel set there so others can come along!

I hope you will enjoy this third installment in the Desert Justice series. The first is Beckett’s story and then we had quiet cowboy Levi’s adventure. Now it’s brash pilot Austin’s turn. Will he get his happy ending after being dumped at the altar and wrecking his shoulder in an accident? Turn those pages and come with me to Death Valley to find out!


I hope you have read the first two  books in this series because it has been an exciting adventure. The details about Death Valley  are phenomenal due to the author’s visit to the place. I love how she makes readers feel like they are  actually there at Death Valley with the characters. Now it’s time to find out what happens as we get acquainted with people who will make this story come to life. 

It is a tangled  web of deceit, mistrust, hurt and secrets in this action packed story. I couldn’t help but cheer for Austin. The poor guy was left  at the altar with no explanation. It is easy to understand why he isn’t thrilled to run into his ex fiancée. I loved that he transported senior dogs to people who were going to adopt them. Everyone loves sweet little puppies, but the older dogs always tug on my heartstrings. Bringing Chunk to his forever home unlocks a mess of trouble for Austin. Can you guess whose place he is bringing the dog to?  

Pilar is shocked when she discovers who is at her door. I can see the look on both of their eyes but they sure don’t have the same reaction. One is desperate for help while the other one is shocked and a little angry. Isn’t it funny how your past always catches up with you? I won’t give much away but I will hint at a few things. Pilar has a story to share with Austin, but really does he want to get involved with her crazy life again?  Oh the heart does what the heart wants to do and Austin is right there to protect Pilar. 

There are so many twists in the story that I had to pull out my journal to take notes. Well to be fair I always take notes when reading for a review. Now this book had me stumped a few times. I wasn’t sure that Pilar’s dad could be trusted and he went to the top of my list of suspects. But wait all you mystery fans. We now have to add a few more names to the list. Seems our clever author has given us a real whopper of a mystery to solve. Who is after Pilar? Can Austin get past his anger at Pilar to help her? 

This story has all the ingredients that make an exceptionally great suspenseful book with action, secrets, a little romance, faith and a beautiful example of second chances. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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Paula’s Persuasion, April 10

Blossoms and Blessings, April 11

Sodbuster Living, April 11

Labor Not in Vain, April 12

Through the fire blogs, April 12


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of the first three books in the series (Paperback for U.S. Only) and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Death Valley Double Cross, I love the cover and synopsis and am looking forward to reading this book and series