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Friday, March 29, 2024

About the Book

Book: Tracking the Truth

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 26, 2023

To expose a suspect, he needs evidence…

and a K-9’s instincts.

After Emery Duncan is abducted and dumped in a lake, private investigator Roman Wolfe and his bloodhound partner rescue her from an icy death. Someone doesn’t want Emery to find out what really happened the night her father confessed to attempted murder. To keep Emery and her baby nephew safe, they must uncover the connection between her father’s confession and the attack… or they’ll be silenced for good.


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About the Author

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty 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.

More from Dana

Bloodhounds everywhere! I was thrilled to be offered a contract to write a WHOLE SIX BOOK SERIES with these amazing creatures and their private eye humans! Bloodhounds have been described as “noses with dog’s attached.” Isn’t that quaint? I hope you will enjoy reading about Wally. He’s a young dog who did not receive the proper training and he’s a tad…well…naughty. Good thing he’s got a handler who’s equally as stubborn. It’s a battle of wills between Wally and Roman and there’s plenty of room for fun along with the suspense. Bloodhounds, take it away!


The start sets the pace for this story. Out of the  corner of his eyes Roman sees a woman being tossed over board into the freezing water. His instincts tell him to rescue this woman but he has no idea who she is and what danger is coming. I loved how Roman is such a compassionate person. His willingness to help is a blessing.

Dumped into the freezing lake with hands and feet tied,  Emery barely gets her head above water. She fights to stay afloat even though she can’t see or move. I could sense her anxiety and how cold her body must be. When someone grabs her she starts to fight them. She has no idea it is someone  there to save her. Roman finally gets her to cooperate and trust him. 

When they both realize they know each other, thus begins secrets, twists and suspense that drives the plot to an increase of intense danger. We learn some background on Emery that explains that there is more behind what happened in the past with her sister and father. A murder that now seems suspicious and the person who did it make Roman wonder what he has gotten himself into. 

The star of this story for me was Wally. This bloodhound is comical and very determined to listen to commands when he wants. His shenanigans fill the pages with adventure and much needed laughs in this story. I loved how Roman  acts frustrated with him, but we all know that Roman loves this dog. Wally has potential if Roman has the patience. 

The author has once again delivered a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and gives you characters that are well developed. I loved  how Roman and Emery learn to trust each other as an investigation takes them into uncharted territory. I’m thrilled to know that we have two more books in this series. 

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

Blog Stops

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Locks, Hooks and Books, March 31

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 31

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 1

EmpowerMoms, April 1

She Lives to Read, April 2

Blogging With Carol, April 2

Simple Harvest Reads, April 3 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

For Him and My Family, April 4

Splashes of Joy, April 4

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, April 5

Devote To Hope, April 5

Blossoms and Blessing, April 6

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 6

Labor Not in Vain, April 7

Betti Mace, April 8

Paula’s Pad of Inspiration, April 8

Wishful Endings, April 9

Holly’s Book Corner, April 9

Pause for Tales, April 10

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, April 10


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book 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. Love the cover, good luck on your tour.

  2. I love Dana Mentink's romantic suspense books, but I think Wally will be the star of Tracking the Truth.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of Tracking the Truth, it sounds like a thrilling story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  4. What was the most surprising aspect of your writing journey so far?