Danger on the Ranch

Danger on the Ranch

by Dana Mentink

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Overview

Her child’s life is on the line

A Roughwater Ranch Cowboys story

After putting his serial killer brother in prison, former US marshal Mitch Whitehorse chooses a solitary country life—until his brother escapes. Now Mitch’s former sister-in-law, Jane Reyes, needs protection…for herself and the toddler she’s kept a secret. Mitch still isn’t sure of Jane’s innocence in his brother’s crimes, but to keep his nephew out of a killer’s grasp, trusting her is his only option.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335679642
Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Roughwater Ranch Cowboys
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.33(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.87(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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Danger on the Ranch: A Riveting Western Suspense 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SusanFSF 5 days ago
Take a gritty former law officer and a terrified mother who will do anything to protect her child and surround them with the evil of a serial killer and you have a... Love Inspired Suspense? Oh yes! Author Dana Mentink starts off a new series with a wild beginning. Mitch Whitehorse is caught in a dangerous situation between his evil brother and the man's ex-wife who he doesn't trust one bit. What can possible happen when your brother is a serial killer and he has escaped from custody? This book is a wild ride. I love Dana Mentink's writing. I also love crime stories and this one certainly qualifies. I really like the fact that this deals with something that Christians do deal with in life, abuse, liars, crime, even murder along with publicity when the unfathomable happens. This is a reality (hopefully in small numbers) that a person of faith has had to live through. It can lead to a test of faith and strength one needs to get through each day. Mentink handles it all very well in a compelling story. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my own unsolicited opinion of it.
MelissaNC 7 days ago
Still out of breath from that thrill ride! I finished this action-packed novel in one sitting because I could not put it down! Danger on the Ranch is the first installment in a new series by Dana Mentink. This book has it all...nail-biting suspense, good versus evil, unexpected relationships, etc! Can't wait to read the others! I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review!
LizD1 13 days ago
Danger on the Ranch ( Roughwater Ranch Cowboys-Book #1 ) By: Dana Mentink Danger on the Ranch is book one in Roughwater Ranch Cowboys Series. It is a Love Inspired Suspense Riveting Inspirational Romance. Wow , What a story. I haven’t read anything of Dana Mentink that has not been good. I was not disappointed. Read till in the night trying to finish, did not want to put it down. I was grabbed at the start and was hooked. Love the story and the characters, both was well written and well developed. Mitch was a US Marshal who had to put his serial killer brother in prison. Jane was his sister-in-law who had lost so much for everything. Jane finds she has to go calling on Mitch for protection. Can he help her ? Will he help her? Is she innocent or guilty? This is a story about danger, suspense, forgiveness, and love. The author will keep you guessing till the end. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Amigagal 15 days ago
I really got into this book! I wasn't prepared for a really nasty & vile man as the serial killer though! This author sure made him mean! I can't imagine growing up with a brother like that but that's what Mitch Whitehorse had to do with his brother, Wade. The glimpses we saw into Wade's character as he was growing up sure made you not surprised that he became a serial killer! Mitch became a US Marshall and when he finally put away Wade in prison, he thought things would get better and he could live a quiet life but then Wade escapes and Mitch's life is thrown into an uproar again. This time, however, he has to deal with Wade's ex-wife and her toddler son. He has never believed that Jane was innocent in Wade's crimes but now that there is a child involved, he will do everything to protect them. There was SO much action in this book and I couldn't help but be on Jane's side as she repeatedly proclaimed her innocence. Her little boy, Ben, was such a sweet child too. Trying to rebuild your life after a horrific experience & relationships is so difficult but the author told it in a realistic manner. I had a hard time putting this book down and highly recommend it! A wonderful story with great secondary characters too!
NanceeMarchinowski 16 days ago
Unpredictable, heart wrenching, suspense filled and chilling, Danger on the Ranch kept me reading until the late night hours! This may be my favorite of all of this author's books. Family connections are strong as they are in her previous books. That strength of family and love for others comes through faith and compassion. When someone has a need there's a support system already in place. One member of the Whitehorse family is evil to the core, a psychopathic killer who has escaped from prison, putting everyone at risk! It's nearly impossible to know who one can trust, as past events have colored perceptions of several characters throughout this book. Mitch Whitehorse becomes a protector to his brother's ex-wife and young child. He would rather take a bullet than let anything happen to either of them. I couldn't read fast enough to satisfy my curiosity regarding what could happen next! My heart rate increased as did my breathing, and I rocked my glider chair ever faster as the drama continued to build! I highly recommend this exciting, unpredictable book! It's one I won't soon forget! Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. All expressed opinions are honest and my own.
Sue1 16 days ago
Danger On The Ranch is the first novel in Dana Mentink's new Roughwater Ranch Cowboys Series, and it is definitely a winner!! Could there be much worse than being married to a serial killer? How about running from him after he escapes from prison or trying to keep your child hidden? Jane Reyes divorced Wade, her deranged husband, changed her name, and managed to keep the existence of her son a secret. When Wade escaped from prison, she sought out the only person she believed could help her--her former brother-law. Mitch Whitehorse, ex U.S. Marshall, doesn't believe or trust Jane at first, but he will do everything he can to protect his nephew. Gradually, his feelings change, and Mitch vows to protect the boy's mother as well. Can love and faith triumph in such bizarre circumstances? If you want a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, Danger On The Ranch is your book. The plot speeds along with twists and turns to keep you guessing. Dana Mentink's descriptions are so vivid that you will "see" the story unfold. Her characters are totally believable and well-developed. You will even get to know the minor characters who add depth to the story. Dana Mentink is a master storyteller. She knows how to expertly craft a suspense-filled novel and embellish it with faith and romance. Once you read the first line of Danger On The Ranch, you will want to keep turning the pages without interruption. I can't wait for Book Two!
Christa4 16 days ago
Suspenseful! Dana Mentink's newest release, Danger on the Ranch will have you on the edge of your seat! Former US Marshal, Mitch Whitehorse can finally relax...or can he? His serial killer brother, Wade has escaped from prison and is looking for revenge. He is looking for Mitch. Wade's ex-wife, Jane has a secret that Wade could never know about, his baby boy. Jane turns towards Mitch. Will he believe Jane and can he help them before it is too late? I definitely recommend checking this first book in The Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series out! You will feel like you are right there with the characters on this beautiful yet dangerous ranch. Once you start reading this story you won't be putting it down anytime soon! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the author and have given my honest opinion.
BrittanyMc 19 days ago
I’m excited about this new series titled Roughwater Ranch Cowboys! The author definitely got the series off to a unique and exciting start with Danger on the Ranch. The story was compelling, with the main characters having close ties with a serial killer. Mitch was Wade’s brother and Jane was Wade’s ex-wife. Wade was simply terrifying in his determination to make Mitch pay for bringing him to justice. He was also determined to control Jane as his own once again. Add in the terror of knowing that Jane was hiding the fact that she bore his son and it ramped up the tense situation. Mitch began the story with real hatred toward Jane, as he thought she must have had knowledge of Wade’s killings. It was interesting to watch as he began to understand that Jane was not aware of what Wade had been doing. Mitch had quite the faith journey to undertake in this novel, and he and Jane continually dealt with the repurcussions of their connections to Wade. This was a very unique story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
susanmsj 19 days ago
I really liked this book. I thought it was interesting that Mitch and Jane both felt they were under Wade’s shadow and would always be. I liked how even though Mitch and Jane didn’t really trust each other, they had to work together in order to stay safe. There were several instances of breath-holding suspense and an accomplice I didn’t expect. I would recommend this book. I received a copy of this book from the author but was not required to write a positive review.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm 19 days ago
'He's not my God, and frankly, I can't understand how He can be yours, after what's happened to you.' Dana Mentink kicks off a new series, Roughwater Ranch Cowboys, with this novel and this one is anything to go by, it's going to be great! Mitch Whitehorse retires from the US Marshals after his vile brother is sentenced to life in prison for capturing and killing women, a true serial killer. There is nothing good in this man. Then his brother escapes and comes gunning for Mitch. And the woman he was married to when he was killing women. Only she had no idea what he was doing. Now Jane also shows up, to warn Mitch, she says, but he doesn't believe her. How could she have been married to his brother and not known he was such a vile and heinous criminal? But now she's got a toddler with her, one she has kept secret. And they need protection. Can Mitch truly look past his brother's offenses and keep this woman and her son safe? Even if he doesn't believe her story? This book started off with a bang and kept going throughout. I love Dana's suspense novels and she outdoes herself with this one. Truly. The bad guy in this one is truly a vicious person and she explores the thought that how can God love someone this cruel? A wonderful novel with a great spiritual theme. And Mentink introduces us to the people that will be featured in the upcoming series and I am really looking forward to them each having their own book! Well done! *My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. All opinions stated here are entirely my own.