Christmas Crime Cover-Up
Review of Dana Mentink's New Christian Romantic Suspense Novel
Nora Duke does not want to return home to Furnace Falls, but her job has forced her to. She helps rescue donkeys; Nora and her friend, Felicia, are trying to rescue a pregnant donkey in Furnance Falls, in Death Valley. On this mission to rescue this donkey, Nora has been receiving guidance and advice from Seth Castillo, who lives in Furnance Falls. He is best friend to Levi Duke, one of Nora’s many cousins. Seth has been helping her track/rescue donkeys through video technology while she lives in Colorado.
The moment, though, Nora steps into Furnace Falls, she and Felicia’s lives are put in danger. Somebody is trying to kill them. This escalates when a car bomb goes off. Nora is significantly injured, but Felicia ends up in a coma. When Nora is discharged from the hospital, she is committed to finding out who is behind the attacks and more importantly, why?
Throughout the course of this mystery, Nora and Seth grow closer. They start to develop feelings for one another, but Nora is scared because she is used to being independent. She also has lost her faith in God because she has become estranged from her family. Seth, on the other hand, is a strong believer in God. How can they manage these differences? Can Nora rediscover her faith in God?
Overall, the mystery was clever. I was not expecting it to go in the direction it did. However, the romance seemed somewhat problematic to me. I think there was chemistry between the two of them, but I thought the romance was rushed. It needed more time to develop.
Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. She has won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award twice. Dana has received a Holt Medallion. She writers for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Poisoned Pen Press. For more information, please visit her website at danamentink.com.
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