Thursday, March 28, 2024

Tracking the Truth by Dana Mentink Blog Tour Book Review

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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My Review

This inspirational romantic suspense starts off with a bang and keeps going with the continuous tension of further possible attack. I like the idea of training dogs to track and especially Wally the bloodhound involved in this novel. He has a mind of his own but when someone's life is on the line, he steps up to the canine hero task.

Mentink has done a good job of crafting believable characters with issues and needs. Emery's needs are real and Roman and his family well suited to help her. There are a number of support characters in Roman's family and I am sure we will see each of them them lead in future novels.

The plot develops well as Emery and Roman try to uncover the truth behind an attempted murder. There is a bit of suspense near the end that caps off a good novel. The romance is well done and there is a good faith message too. This is the beginning of a new series by Mentink and I will be watching for the next adventure.

My rating: 4/5 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 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!

Blog Stops

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Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 30

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

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Tracking the Truth, it sounds like a thrilling read and I am looking forward to it

Tami Vollenweider said...

Sounds like a lot of faith entertwined with a romance story!!

Alicia H said...

This sounds like a great read thank you for sharing about it. I will be adding it to my TBR.

Cindi Knowles said...

Congrats on your new release!

Michael Law said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this tour.

Lily Keith said...

Aw, I have a dog character named Wally too (except he's a little basset hound lol.) This looks like such a great book; I'm definitely adding it to my mystery book list! Thank you for the book review.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good story.