14 April 2018

Packed With Action, Danger & Suspense | Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink


Falsely accused…

Can she escape the real killer?

In this second installment in the Gold Country Cowboys series, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former Marine Owen Thorn, her brother’s best friend, can help clear her name. Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her. But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?


With action right from the get-go, Dana Mentink’s Treacherous Trails is a thrill to read. The plot moves at a fast pace, danger and suspense at every turn, and it’s easy to root for Ella Cahill and Owen Thorn through it all. Their story kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages eagerly to get to the satisfying end, and with the inclusion of some sweet romance and uplifting spiritual themes, I couldn’t help enjoying it. For readers in need of a quick contemporary suspense novel, Treacherous Trails is worth checking out (and don’t worry that it’s the second in a series—it can easily be read as a standalone).


Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of Treacherous Trails and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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 thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. 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, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.


Howdy, friends! I am so thrilled to be galloping into the second book in the Gold Country Cowboy series with you. This book was a hoot to write. It’s got a nice twisty mystery and plenty of danger! Our hero, twin Owen Thorn, is a Marine doing his darnedest not to fall in love with his best friend’s little sister, but you know how these things go, don’t you, partners? There’s trouble ahead in cowboy country and this story will take you on a wild gallop to the happy ending! God bless and thanks for coming along!


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, Cornbread Mix, and Cowboy Caviar Salsa!!

Click here to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! 


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  1. thank you for your review. and for being a part of the tour. i have only really read one suspense novel before. this one does sound truly interesting.

  2. This sounds exciting!

  3. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, review and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

  4. I enjoyed your bio. I bet you are fun to hang out. I love people who make me laugh. (jozywails@gmail.com0