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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

About the Book

Book: Snowbound Escape

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release Date: October 24, 2023

To rescue a witness…

this K-9 team must face a killer and a storm.

After months tracking a colleague falsely accused of a double homicide, officer Tanner Ford and his K-9 partner finally locate crime tech Mara Gilmore—but the real murderer is closing in. Now they must run into a frozen wilderness to survive. Evading the killer is the only way for Mara to clear her name. But will the harsh winter conditions cover their tracks…or bury them forever?

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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 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

What a challenge to write the eighth book in this fabulous Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit series! Writing a continuity (linked books with an overarching mystery) with seven other authors requires us to work closely together which is a rare blessing in this solitary business. There were so many good conversations, emails and texts that went into the construction of this series. Since wilderness escape novels are my favorite, it was great fun to write Tanner, Mara and Boxer Britta’s dramatic survival story. I hope you enjoy the book and the entire series as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you!


Chilling, danger, thriller, and murder makes this story one you can’t put down. Mara is facing a life on the run if she can’t prove her innocence. Clever clues are left at a crime scene to implicate her, but she is determined to prove her innocence. Stuck in icy conditions Mara is starting to lose hope that anyone will come  to her aide. The real killer is close on her trail and I could feel her desperation to escape from this nightmare. 

Tanner is a trained officer with a K-9 named Britta. I love stories with K-9s because their intelligence is impressive. Britta is trained in tracking and trailing which makes this the  perfect partner for Tanner.  He is close to the cabin where Mara is hiding when bullets start flying. Now he and his partner are facing  a life and death situation as they try to complete their mission. 

Stuck in a snow storm Tanner and  Mara find ways to stay just one step ahead of Eli. Their shelter doesn’t last for long and now they face danger from the storm and the man hunting them down. The author kept me on the edge of my seat as I followed their journey. As they find shelter they start to share how they each have trouble with trust. Oh how I know that struggle so well. It is hard to give your heart to someone for fear they will crush it. 

With an explosive ending the author gives us an adrenaline rush as Mara and  Tanner face off against the killer. I loved how much action was in the story. The author includes a thread of faith throughout the story that directs us to forgiveness and  letting  God direct our path. 

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

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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


  1. Snowbound Escape is such a great book! I read it as an eARC quite a while ago and so many scenes and conversations remain vivid in my mind! So very good!

  2. I will not be able to put this one down after I start reading.

  3. Appreciate your being a Christian - so
    few are now. Maybe 9 billion peepow
    on this decaying earth, yet how few of
    them are truly CHRIST-like;howFewStill
    have actually seen 7thHeaven like this
    mortal sinner.Follow us2the Son, girl:
    ● ●
    Cya soon, miss adorable...

  4. This sounds like a great book! Love the cover & blurb!