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Christmas Crime Cover-Up

Christmas Crime Cover-Up by Dana Mentink is the fifth book in her Love Inspired Suspense Desert Justice series. When Nora Duke is attacked in Death Valley, Seth Castillo steps in to try to protect her. Will Nora live to see Christmas or will the attacker succeed in silencing her for good? I loved how the author showed that no matter what your past, there is always forgiveness. The suspense in this story was intense. But remember the good guys always win!

I received this book from Celebrate-Lit for my honest review.

Desert Justice

Book 1: Framed in Death Valley Book 2: Missing in the Desert Book 3: Death Valley Double Cross Book 4: Death Valley Hideout Book 5: Christmas Crime Cover-Up Book 6: Targeted in the Desert

About the Author

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery 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, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.) Her monthly newsletter features plenty of goodies, gab and giveaways.

More from Dana

Well here we go! Book five in the Desert Justice series features Nora (Chief Jude’s estranged sister), a wild donkey who needs rescuing, and a crime from the past that intrudes into the present. Twisty, right? I was inspired to write this story after visiting Death Valley and learning about the feral donkeys which inhabit the region. They’re cute, visitors love them, but the burros can encounter health problems and cause environmental damage if they aren’t settled into a safe area. It’s amazing to me that wild donkeys are adept at detecting underground water sources. They dig “wells” which can benefit many thirsty animals. Fascinating, right? Hope you’ll enjoy meeting Bubbles the donkey and the helpful humans who rescue her in this novel. God bless and thanks for reading!

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Dec 18, 2022

Good holiday read.

Thanks for the contest.


Dec 17, 2022

Thanks for sharing Christmas Crime Cover-Up, Dana, I can't wait to read it and I like the cover!

Thanks, A Good Book and Cup of Tea, for sharing your review!

Have a magical holiday season!

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