About the Book
Book: Missing in the Desert
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Inspy suspense
Release date: July 27, 2021
Five years ago, her sister disappeared…
Now someone is coming for her.
Who would believe that Mara Castillo’s sister—missing and presumed dead—suddenly sent a one-word text? Now Mara wants answers, even if it means stepping into a killer’s sights with her brother’s best friend, rancher Levi Duke, as her only protection. But with someone who has everything to lose after her, uncovering a long-buried secret could save her life…or claim it.
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I cannot even imagine, nor do I want to, the pain and suffering a family goes through when one of their loved ones is missing and presumed dead. Without any proof, I would think that would always leave questions of what if?
That is exactly how Mara is feeling as she and her brother Seth and their parents try to move on with life and continue living without any knowledge of what really happened to their baby sister and any information being hidden. That is until Mara starts receiving eerie messages and she and Seth are almost killed in a shootout and auto accident.
Too many coincidences are adding up to remove Mara out of the way. But why and who is her attacker? Does this person have anything to do with her sister's disappearance five years ago?
Levi Duke, Seth's best friend and someone who is in love with Mara, will do anything to help her and her family. But there is a little bit of history and bad blood where assumptions are assumed and believed. Will Mara open up to Levi about what is going on or will she keep her heart closed up tight?
This was a very exciting and fast paced novel that had some pretty amazing surprises. I will leave that up to you to find out what really happened to Mara's sister and why.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
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 nationa 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. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
More from Dana
Hello, readers! Boy am I excited! Since the virus-that-not-shall-be-named is being brought under control, I am cautiously venturing out again and our first vacation spot will be a return to Death Valley. Papa Bear and I love the amazing diversity of Death Valley, from the salt flats, to the sand dunes, mountains, and everything in between. Writing this book allowed me to relive the incredible topography, as well as let my mind run loose imagining a cold case that warms up to fiery levels in this ferocious climate. Part of this story revolves around “Camp Town Days” which was inspired by the Encampment Days, an event held in November by a volunteer group called the Death Valley 49ers that aims to capture the pioneer spirit with their wagon rides, parade, poetry readings, a vendor show, and historical talks. I hope you can feel the desert wind in your face and hear the distant howl of the coyote as you dive into the second book in the Death Valley Justice series.
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