Thursday, February 11, 2021

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Vanished in the Mountains by Tanya Stowe


About the Book

Book:  Vanished in the Mountains

Author: Tanya Stowe

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release date: February 3, 2021

A search for missing women leads to a deadly pursuit.

When domestic violence counselor Dulcie Parker uncovers evidence of a human trafficking ring in the Four Corners area, she’s determined to stop it or die trying. With corruption all around her and killers on her trail, Deputy Sheriff Austin Turner’s the only one she can trust. But can they work together to expose the crime ring before she becomes the next victim?


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My Thoughts:

I was quickly drawn into this story about a domestic violence counselor gaining unwanted attention and threats as she gets a little to close to the truth and makes some powerful people squirm.

Dulcie Parker is a woman on a mission to help other women and especially children to escape out of violent homes and have a better life. Dulcie knows all about escaping a violent home. She is working on a case of a young Native American girl who was found murdered. Even though they have arrested the girl's step-father for the crime, something doesn't sit right with Dulcie. Why are so many Native American women and girls going missing and nobody is taking this seriously?

Well as soon as Dulcie begins asking questions, she begins getting threats. Now understandably, Dulcie has a hard time trusting people. But she does turn to Deputy Sheriff Austin Turner for help. Reluctantly and a bit gruffly he agrees to help her, until he is told to back off. Why? What is really going on and what is trying to be covered up? Now that sets the stage for this story of a race against time to find out how far up this apparent trafficking of women and girls goes.

This eerily sounds like a story that could be happening today. And I so wanted to see these two take down this very real evil threat. But two against the powerful and the scared is quite a job. The suspense thread was very strong and I had a hard time putting this one down. Partly because it mirrors real life and I really wanted to see justice done. A good reminder to be aware of our surroundings at all times.

I was provided 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

Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is married to the love of her life, her high school sweetheart. They have four children and twenty-one grandchildren, a true adventure. She fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.


More from Tanya

When my children were very young, my husband and I took a trip to Colorado for a family reunion. After the reunion we traveled through Colorado to see the sights. We stopped in Silverton and my sister and I took my young son and daughter down the narrow-gauge railroad to Durango. Riding the swaying train down slopes covered in pine trees with the rushing white water of the Animas River below, I knew I’d write about the area someday. Many years later my husband and I took our first “kid-less” vacation in our motorhome. We stayed in a campground on the Navajo Nation next to Canyon de Chelly. We had no running water or electricity and that night, a storm blew in from the west. We watched the sky change to hues of purple and pink and then sat mesmerized as lightning strikes crossed the magnificent valley. Once again, I planted the scenes in my mind, determined to write about them one day. Little did I know both vacations would combine into one story. I hope you find my memories of the Four Corners area as unforgettable as I did! Blessings!

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To celebrate her tour, Tanya is giving away the grand prize of a $25 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. This sounds like a great book. I'm really looking forward this reading this! Thanks for your review.

  2. Wonderful review! Sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for hosting.

  3. This does seem like an amazing read!!

  4. I am putting this one on my wishlist.