Book Review + Giveaway! — Cold Case Pursuit

21 Jan

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About The Book

Book:  Cold Case Pursuit

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cold Case PersuitA cold case solved by the K-9 unit…

but the past is not so easily escaped.

Decades after her parents’ murders, Penelope McGregor’s grateful the killer’s finally been identified—until he comes after her. Now Detective Tyler Walker and his K-9 partner, Dusty, must protect Penelope and catch the culprit…while making sure his little girl stays out of the crosshairs. But can the single father outplay a killer whose endgame will leave no one safe?


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About The Author

dana mentinkDana 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, Poisoned Pen Press, and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself puttering around her Northern California backyard. 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, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)


More from Dana

I love book covers with adorable children on them, don’t you? There’s something so angelic about those wee folks on the covers. I have two bear cubs myself, young adults now, and I love them devotedly. Tell you what though. Sometimes, just occasionally mind you, they were a wee bit naughty. Don’t tell anyone, but one reason I enjoyed writing Cold Case Pursuit so much is that hero Tyler is the single dad of a little girl named Rain who is….er…a handful. Sure, she’s adorable, but she’s prone to disobedience and the occasional tendency to flush things down the toilet. So in addition to the edge of your seat pursuit of a murderous clown killer, there are the shenanigans of a precocious preschooler, a highly trained yet distractible police K-9, and a romance that doesn’t exactly run smoothly. Fun to write? You betcha! I hope you enjoy coming along with me on this True Blue adventure!


My Impressions:

Cold Case Pursuit by Dana Mentink is the 7th book in the multi-author True Blue K9 Unit: Brooklyn series. I didn’t know that when I chose this book to read. Did it make a difference in my enjoyment of the book? Not at all. Mentink does a great job of creating a book that can stand alone. Of course after being introduced to great characters and their doggie companions, I have to go back and read the rest of the books. Cold Case Pursuit features Penny McGregor and Tyler Walker. Penny was a witness to her parents brutal murders 20 years before. The killer is back and now targeting Penny. Her job with the K9 unit doesn’t deter the killer in the least, but it does allow her to have a lot of personal protection. Tyler is one of those who takes on her case. The two have lots of baggage to say the least, but sparks fly between the two that are hard to put aside. Their romance is rocky and the danger continues to ramp up. For fast-paced suspense fans, Cold Case Pursuit is a good choice. The action never bogs down. The characters, especially the 4-legged ones, are endearing. If you are a dog lover, this one is for you too. The details of the K9 unit are fascinating as the officers work with their partners in a variety of ways, each with specific skills and purpose. There is a strong faith message that runs throughout, but I never felt like it was preachy. Just ordinary people depending on a big God to protect, provide, and guide.

If you are looking for a quick weekend read, then Cold Case Pursuit is a good choice. Even if your plans involve staying right at home, this book will sweep you away. And if you finish quickly, you know there are a lot more books in the series to read. 😉


Audience: adults

(Thanks to Celebrate Lit for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a $50 Amazon gift card and a tote bag!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

2 Responses to “Book Review + Giveaway! — Cold Case Pursuit”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom January 21, 2021 at 8:54 am #

    I love stories with dogs in them. This sounds like an extremely suspenseful novel!

  2. megan allen January 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

    I think I will love this one!! It seems like the perfect escape we all crave when we open a book!

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