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Abducted by Dana Mentink


When the high school sweetheart she never expected to see again bursts through the door of her medical mission clinic, nurse Sarah Gallagher can't hold back her shock. But Dominic Jett isn't there to catch up. He's trying to save a life, and the thugs on his tail will stop at nothing to catch him. Now abducted and imprisoned on a remote island, Sarah and Jett become pawns in a tug-of-war between a powerful drug lord and a devious madman. And their only chance for survival is working together to find the valuable painting the dangerous men are searching for. But with someone trying to kill them at every turn, can they locate it in time to keep their reunion from turning fatal?

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ISBN-13: 9780373447787
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Series: Pacific Coast Private Eyes
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dana Mentink is a national bestselling author. She has been honored to win two Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion, and a Reviewer's Choice award. She's authored more than thirty novels to date for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Heartwarming. Dana loves feedback from her readers. Contact her at www.danamentink.com

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Abducted 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
train_lady 4 months ago
Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire! Dana Mentink has her characters going nonstop right to the end. I had a hard time putting this book down. Third in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series, this is about Sarah Gallagher and Dominick Jett as they try to find a stolen painting and missing woman. This is a real page turner. Ms Mentink is an expert in the genre.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Breathe. Just breathe. Just when I thought a Dana Mentink book couldn't possibly get any more exciting, I read Abducted and found out just how wrong I could be. More action, more danger, and more romance, this book delivered it all. Abducted was an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning, impossible to put down story. Dana Mentink certainly knows how to keep her readers glued to the page and breathlessly engrossed in the storyline. Abducted is a great blend of faith and romantic suspense. The length is perfect for a cozy afternoon buried in book, and maybe a cup of cocoa to go with it. If you are a Love Inspired Suspense or a Dana Mentink fan book three in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes mini-series is a definite must read for you. (I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are entirely my own.)
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
Abducted is a fast-paced thriller that barely gave me the opportunity to breathe before the next danger presented itself. An injured man, his attackers, a rare painting and drug lord are woven into a story that whips the reader through perils. Sarah and Jett work to solve a mystery in order to save their lives and the mysterious man brought to her clinic. All of it for a missing painting and a missing woman. The injured man, knocking on death’s door provides the only clues to finding both. Jett and Sarah discover old hurts haven’t stopped the love they feel for one another. Abducted is a great story that shows forgiveness and growth in Christ, and the possibility of love beyond years and miles. I received Abducted from the author and have provided my honest opinion here. https://wordynerdyblog.wordpress.com/2016-book-reviews/abducted-by-dana-mentink/
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Wow. Don’t plan to sleep once you’ve started reading this one. In fact, just go ahead and scooch to the edge of your fave reading chair because that’s where you’ll end up from word one until nearly the end of Abducted. The suspense is riveting, and the action scenes could transfer easily to the big screen. There is NO RELAXING… so don’t. The romance in Dana Mentink’s latest is sweet and heartfelt, though there’s not a lot of spare time for smooching or examining one’s feelings because of the heretofore already-mentioned action and suspense. (THE HELICOPTER SCENE! I still have not recovered. Goodness. So well written.) Sarah and Jett are high school sweethearts who parted ways but their feelings didn’t cease to exist so easily. At the center of their breakup are their core differences, namely in their beliefs about God and their feelings toward Him. Watching this tension play out on the pages of Abducted gave an added dimension of “suspense” as well as sweetness to their story. Bottom Line: Fast-paced, high-stakes action combines with stellar suspense, sweet romance, and “real” rubber-meets-the-road faith in Dana Mentink’s Abducted. I love everything Dana writes, but this book is one of my favorites. (Well, this and Fetching Sweetness. And Seek and Find. And… Yeah, ok. I should probably just leave it at “I love everything Dana writes” lol) If you like Susan Sleeman, Dani Pettrey, or Lynette Eason, make sure you grab a few of Dana’s books to read too! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.)
ConnieT1982 More than 1 year ago
I was recently sent a copy of “Abducted” by Dana Mentink in exchange for my honest opinion about the book. I have recently discovered the Love Inspired Series. It was through a giveaway that I was entering that I found them. I am hooked. They are a Christian branch of Harlequin (I know, not something you thought would be possible.) They have three categories. Love Inspired (mostly clean romance), Love Inspired Suspense (Suspenseful romances of Danger and Faith) and Love Inspired Historical (Historical Romances of Adventure and Faith). The book “Abducted” is part of the Pacific Coast Private Eyes Series. This book is the 3rd in the series. I have not read the other books and I had no problem following along. Here is the synopsis from the back of the book: When the high school sweetheart she never expected to see again bursts through the door of her medical mission clinic, nurse Sarah Gallagher can't hold back her shock. But Dominic Jett isn't there to catch up. He's trying to save a life, and the thugs on his tail will stop at nothing to catch him. Now abducted and imprisoned on a remote island, Sarah and Jett become pawns in a tug-of-war between a powerful drug lord and a devious madman. And their only chance for survival is working together to find the valuable painting the dangerous men are searching for. But with someone trying to kill them at every turn, can they locate it in time to keep their reunion from turning fatal? My Review I could not put this book down. It had me instantly hooked as soon as I started reading. The character descriptions had me feeling like I was friends with them. This book is jam packed full of action, suspense and romance. It was an easy read, even though I had not read the previous books in the series. It was fast paced, suspenseful and I found myself sad when the book concluded. Sarah, one of the main characters is open about her faith and shares how she relies on God. I really enjoyed seeing this character stay positive and trusting toward God in moments of turmoil. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a clean, suspenseful edge of your seat mystery. Disclaimer: While I was gifted a copy of the book from the author – all opinions are my own.
Katelyn_S_Bolds More than 1 year ago
Abducted is a fast-paced escape into the world of art-theft and Mexican druglords. As scandalous as that sounds, Dana Mentink writes with a great balance of heart-pounding intrigue and lovable characters. I read this book in one sitting, unable to put it down. There are definitely some cliques in the writing and the plot definitely ends happily in an expected manner, but I expect that in the LoveInspired series. Overall I would highly recommend if you like other books in this genre. I received a complimentary copy from the author and have given my honest opinion
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Dana Mentink's Abducted Abduction, drug lords, missing art, a madman, a chase, reunion of high school sweethearts combine to make a riveting storyline in this drama, mystery and intrigue. The characters are vivid, well developed, interesting and very real. The tension is thick and well sustained with plenty of thrills, chills, unpredictable. Abducted is book #3 in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes Series. Sarah Gallagher is in Mexico completing training as a mission nurse. Her family is involved in running a Private Investigation Company. Dominic Jett brings an injured man into the clinic where Sarah is working with a band thugs hot on his tail. The story takes off from there keeping the reader on the edge of their seats!!! I volunteered to read the book. Thanks to the author for the book. My opinion is my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Abducted was such a high energy and high stakes story! It’s the third in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series, yet is easily read as a stand alone novel. I enjoyed the idea of these two former high school sweethearts being thrown together into such a dangerous situation. I also felt that the separation between them was even greater than broken hearts from the past due to their very different beliefs about whether God existed or not, and if He did, why certain things happened. The interaction between these two characters was really good, as was the romantic tension. The bad guys are very bad and crazily scary! This was a fun and exciting novel to read. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Abducted is the third in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series by Dana Mentink. As I have come to expect from her books, I was hooked from page one. Under unexpected circumstances, high school sweethearts Sarah Gallagher and Dominic Jett meet again in Mexico. Jett shows up in the medical mission hospital where Sarah is working with a man, Del Young, who he saved from some other men who were trying to kill him. Sarah and Jett quickly figure out that there are multiple men after Mr. Young because he knows the whereabouts of a very expensive painting that both men are after. After some betrayal and an unexpected turn of events, Sarah and Jett end up being abducted along with Del Young and taken to a remote island. Readers will definitely keep turning the pages to find answers to the following questions...how will they escape, where is the painting and who will find it first, and can Sarah and Jett rekindle that long lost first love. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and seeing first hand their battles with difficult pasts, the loss of loved ones and their honesty about the struggles with their faith while staying on the edge of my seat to see what was going to happen next. This book kept me guessing until the very end! I would definitely recommend it. Once again, Dana Mentink found that perfect balance of romance and suspense! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Abducted is a Love Inspired Suspense in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series by Dana Mentink. This book is absolutely riveting with all the suspense and unexpected happenings throughout this book. The story and characters are so well written that I felt as though I was part of the story living it out. This story is full of love, heartache, pain, love, faith and learning to trust. I so enjoyed reading Sarah’s and Dominic’s story. Be sure to order your copy of Abducted by Dana Mentink today. Remember it also makes a great gift. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series, but it can be read as a standalone. Once again, this author has written a story that is an outstanding combination of intriguing characters, romance and second chances, faith and suspense that had me hooked from the first pages and kept me reading to see what could possibly happen next. There are lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the final pages. Stories like this are the reason that this author is one of my favorite writers of Christian suspense, and it is one that I definitely recommend. I was given a copy of this book by the author, but a favorable review was not required and the opinions expressed are mine alone.
susanmsj More than 1 year ago
I really liked this third book in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series. The characters of Sarah and Jett were well written and the story was a “page turner”. Besides the mystery and suspense, it had a great message about overcoming your past and second chances. I would definitely recommend this book. I received a copy of this book from the author. A favorable review was not required and the thoughts expressed here are my own.
Sue1 More than 1 year ago
Get ready! Clear your schedule! Abducted, the next installment in Dana Mentink's Pacific Coast Private Eyes Series is here! Of all people to walk through the door of the medical mission clinic, Sarah Gallagher can't believe it would be her high school boyfriend, Dominic Jett. The injured man Jett carries into the clinic has information about a valuable painting wanted by two equally evil men. Sarah and Jett are abducted and held captive by first one and then the other of these men. Their only hope of survival is to forget their troubled past and work together to figure out where the painting has been hidden before time runs out and their lives are snuffed out. As I've come to expect with Dana Mentink's novels, I was hooked on page one and not released until I read "the end." Once you pick up the book, you will find yourself caught up in the fast-paced plot. Your heart will pound as time slips away and the danger increases. Your brain will be spinning along with Jett's and Sarah's to piece together the clues to find the missing painting. Prepare to nibble at your nails and to jump at every bump in the night. Dana has done it again--she has written another five-star romantic suspense novel!! Susan Simpson
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
Whoa, did this book grab my attention from the first sentence!!!!! Imagine you are an American nurse in a small clinic in Mexico and suddenly a man bursts through the door with a body slung over his shoulder! You realize two things at once.....first, the man who bursts through the door was your high school sweetheart (what in the heck is HE doing in this little Mexican town???), and second, you realize both men are injured and your little clinic cannot handle the severity of these injuries! So begins "Abducted" and I had a hard time putting it down after that engrossing scene! Sarah (the nurse), and Jett (the high school sweetheart) begin an adventure like they could never imagine, involving drug lords, abduction, being in a cell on a California island, witnessing a helicopter crash, being held at gunpoint and so many other wild & crazy things that you wonder how two people could survive it all! I really enjoyed getting to know Sarah and Jett. The back stories on both of them were fantastic. I was rooting for them to get back together through the whole book! Jett was such a wonderful character and had been through such a tough life. I heartily recommend this book! Even though it's a book from a series, you don't have to read the other books at all to understand what's going on. Every book is a stand alone!
janesquires More than 1 year ago
An inspirational Suspense story that will grip you. You will hope over and over again Sarah and Jett can escape. Danger lurks in many ways. A painting stolen and wanted back by two evil men who will stop at nothing. Sarah tries to find something in evil men to have them show compassion to no avail. Jett sent by Marco of Sarah's family's Detective Agency to watch out for Sarah. Sarah had walked away from a relationship with him in High School. Romance, danger, God at Work and so much more. As with all Dana's books, you sill be encouraged
Christa4 More than 1 year ago
“Abducted” by Dana Mentink is the third book in the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series. Sarah Gallagher is quite surprised to see her former boyfriend, Dominic Jett, show up at the medical mission clinic she has set up. He isn’t alone. He is carrying a badly injured man who is being sought after by two very dangerous, interested parties. They will go to long lengths and will make sure nothing stands in their way to get to Sarah, Jett, and the injured man. This fast paced book is one that you will not be able to put down once you pick it up! The author does a great job of bringing the characters to life. You will feel like you are right there with them experiencing fear, anger, hope, love and faith. Be sure to pick up a copy of Abducted to see how this story unfolds. It definitely won’t disappoint! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the author and have given my honest opinion.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
High school sweethearts cross paths in a most unlikely way. Never expecting to see one another again, the two are thrown together into chilling events that could kill them both. Drug lords and missing art are tangled webs woven throughout this nonstop suspense thriller! The wild chase toward a safe haven turns into one trap after another. There's not a dull moment in this fast paced book. Characters are well developed, even more so if you've followed along with the Pacific Coast Private Eyes series. I've read every one, and each can be read as stand alones or to read as a series. Each book keeps the reader guessing until the very end. With each of Dana Mentink's books, I can't seem to read fast enough, and forget about laundry, cleaning and even, eating! If you love reading a thrilling and chilling suspense novel, this is one you won't want to miss. Keep a pot of coffee handy and prepare to stay up late with this one! Disclaimer: The author sent me a copy of this book as a gift. There were no expectations for a positive review. All expressed opinions are mine alone, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
psoccermom More than 1 year ago
Abducted is book three in The Pacific Coast Private Eyes series that is impossible to put down. I have loved all of these books and this one is no exception. It grabs you from page one and doesn't stop till the last page. Sarah is a mission nurse in training at a tiny medical facility in Mexico when in comes her high school sweetheart Domonic Jett holding a man over his shoulder asking for help. Wow, if that isn't enough they begin the adventure and life changing events for Sarah and Jett. I was rooting for them each step of the way. What are they to do, being captured by some really bad guys? They must work together to find a way out of this mess and figure out what these people want. Will Domonic be able to keep Sarah from becoming another victim of the bad guys? You will have to read this amazing, fast paced book to find out all of these questions and more. Dana Mentink doesn't disappoint.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Still reeling from her father’s death six months ago, Sarah Gallagher finds herself face to face with a person from her past, Dominic Jett! As he bursts into her medical mission clinic with a badly beaten man on his shoulders, they find themselves kidnapped and held against their will as two formidable foes fight over a near priceless piece of art stolen by the unconscious man Jett tried to save. Can these two find a way to escape & stay alive to see another day? Right from the get-go, this will have your heart racing! The author doesn’t let you breathe normally until the very last page. I loved catching back up to Sarah—the youngest Gallagher daughter—as she battles the after-effects of the fatal car accident, where not only her father dies, but to which she was the driver. Only through her faith in God can she begin to put the broken pieces of her life together. When her high school sweetheart Jett comes bursting back into her life, they both are forced to face their pasts to survive. She’s always had her faith in God to cling to in life, he’s always scoffed at her simpleton beliefs. These two opposites must find a way to work together to stay alive and find a way to get help. A thrill ride from the start, chilling as they face two madmen and their goonies with no way to escape, it will keep you on your toes, invested in the story! I also appreciated the authors strong faith-theme and reminders of my own walk that I must cling to God in times of trouble. Just as Sarah’s words of God’s truth begin to echo in Jett’s heart, it resonated deeply in my own. A fantastic conclusion to the Pacific Private Eyes series! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. A favorable review was not required and all views are strictly my own. *
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Abducted ( Pacific nCoast Private Eyes #3 ) By: Dana Mentink Abducted is book three in Pacific Coast Eyes series. This story is about the sister Sara. I absolutely loved this novel . The story and the characters , both are well written and you feel like you are right there with them. Dana Mentink did not disappoint me. She captured me right at the start and did not let go till the end. Abducted is packed full with action , suspense, and romance. Sarah's finishing up her mission nurse training in Mexico . Her family runs a Private Investigating Company . An old high school sweetheart burst through her medical doors with an injured man. Dominic is running from some really bad men who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Sarah and Dominic go on the run trying to stay ahead of them , but still get abducted. can Dominic save Sarah from getting killed . What do they want ? No way to get in touch with anyone. No one to help. Mentink keeps you on the edge of your seat and you are trying to read faster to see what is going to happen next. I received this book from the author, but was not required to leave a review.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
I only just discovered Dana Mentink's books less than a year ago, I believe. Where have I been? She is a wonderful writer! Abducted, part of her 'Pacific Coast Private Eyes' series, follows another Gallagher sister, Sarah, with this book. Sarah has been serving as a missionary nurse, just six months after driving in the car crash that killed her father. She is still doing a bit of healing herself after 4 weeks in the hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. She is serving as a nurse in a clinic in a small Mexican town, when someone she knows brings in a wounded man. The person she knows is Dominic Jett, former high school boyfriend. Things begin to go from bad to worse and both she and Jett and the wounded man end up kidnapped by thugs. Dana Mentink created great characters here. From the very first page, they seemed real. And let me tell you, the action does NOT let up at ALL! From beginning to end, it was absolutely riveting. Totally believable scenario, and I could barely put it down. I was just mesmerized by the action in the book. Another great book from Dana Mentink that her readers will not want to miss. And everyone will love! *I was provided a preview copy of this book .