About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink: Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book:  Cold Case Connection
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Convinced his sister’s death wasn’t an accident, private investigator Sergio Ross is determined to catch her killer. But with all the clues hinting at a connection to another unsolved murder, he has to join forces with Helen Pike—a woman linked to both deaths—to find the truth. Can they follow the cold evidence trail to get justice…before they become the next victims?

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Within twelve years of each other two young women who were high school classmates are murdered but could these two deaths be related? Helen Pike and Sergio Ross both are determined to find answers but there's no love lost between them until threats and suspicious activities force them to work together. What follows is a tale filled with suspense, danger, and eventually, friendship and respect.

Helen and Sergio are both intriguing characters but what kept me glued to this book were their constant efforts to escape gun fire, explosions, and a fire that was deliberately set. I admired Sergio's efforts to provide a stable environment for his orphaned three-year-old twin nieces and I also enjoyed watching his animosity toward Helen turn into grudging admiration. As they continue to search for the truth, a change occurs and "He knew in that moment, he would give up everything, including his craving for justice, even his life, it it meant saving hers. If that wasn't love, he realized nothing was."

Author Dana Mentink has written a story that reminds us that even when evil appears, faith and trust will prevail. If you enjoy Christian fiction and romantic suspense you will certainly want to read Cold Case Connection.

I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required and these are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 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 Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the  nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube , Twitter, and Instagram

More from Dana

Cold Case Connection was really fun to write because it’s Helen’s story. She’s an intelligent, sensitive woman who is the sister to the men living on the Roughwater Ranch. Liam is her biological brother, but she’s just as close to Chad and Mitch who might as well be blood relatives. In this novel, Helen has to relive the worst moment of her teenage life, the night when a mysterious murder occurred during a teen prank. Helen is going to have to face the past in order to preserve her future. Cowboys, a case gone cold, a coastal ranch and a whole lot of danger…I hope you will enjoy the ride!

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a bag, a copy of the book, and an 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. Of course the deaths must be connected! I'd like to know the reason that there's "no love lost between them"... obviously some type of past history between them.
    Love Inspired Suspense books are fantastic! I've enjoyed your novels.

  2. This book sounds like a very intriguing read. Great cover!

  3. Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.