May 10 - June 4, 2021 Tour
ABOUT THE BOOK -
This gripping new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock will leave you on the edge of your seat.
A devastating explosion.
Three best friends are at the venue just to hear their favorite band . . . but only one of them makes it out alive.
When police stop Dustin with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows it’s just a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when they find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.
Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up. They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first one he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d never abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence . . . but why?
“In Aftermath, Terri Blackstock plumbs the depth of human emotion in the face of devastating tragedy, grief, and loss. Yet, she still manages to give readers her trademark suspenseful story, sweet romance, and hope for the future. From gut wrenching scenes in a cancer patient’s hospital room to seeing the world through the eyes of a young woman with a debilitating mental health disorder, Blackstock pulls no punches about human frailties. Does the end justify the means? Romantic suspense lovers won’t want to miss Aftermath.”
—Kelly Irvin, bestselling author
“Justice may be blind but that doesn’t keep it from facing mortal danger. In Aftermath, expert storyteller Terri Blackstock ratchets up the suspense in a novel that delivers on every level. Conflicts rage and loyalties are tested to the ultimate limit. Set aside plenty of time when you pick up this book—you’ll not to want to take a break.”
—Robert Whitlow, bestselling author
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: May 11th 2021
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0310348587 (ISBN13: 9780310348580)
Series: Aftermath is a stand-alone novel
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads
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Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. She’s the author of If I Run, If I’m Found, and If I Live, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, Moonlighters, and the Restoration series.
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MY THOUGHTS -
This story centers around one horrific event, an explosion at a political rally. We then follow two different sets of characters.
Taylor - A young adult who was only there with her friends for the band. Taylor suffers from serious OCD. I loved her character and thought it was portrayed very well. Sadly we watch Taylor fall victim to her illness as she takes it upon herself to seek out the accused and try to avenge her friend's death. Her sister steps up to help and protect her. Unfortunately she annoyed the heck out of me! I know she was just being a great sister and she was concerned, but seriously, let her breath.
Dustin - Co-owner of a security firm ends up being a suspect in the explosion. Dustin is a very likable guy right from the start. I knew he didn't have anything to do with it, but... who did. He calls his estranged childhood friend/lawyer, Jamie.
Jamie - A lawyer who ends up defending Dustin. This case brings back a lot of old memories for both of them. But Jamie is a great lawyer and investigator. She askes all the right questions and is smart enough and brave enough to prove his innocence.
Travis - Dustin's friend and co-owner of the security firm. His wife is in the hospital with stage four cancer.
I loved how the author developed the background of each character so well. I really felt like I knew all of them. This was a story that definitely started off with a bang then got really in-depth and full of emotion with everyone's story. All this led to a great ending! A tiny part of me did suspect the end but I really wasn't sure - very well done!
Woohoo great job, again Terri Blackstock! I have been a fan of hers for years and this story was right up there with all the others. A definite must read!
- Thank You!!
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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Terri Blackstock & Thomas Nelson. There will be ONE (1) winner of one (1) physical copy of Aftermath (US Addresses only). The giveaway begins on May 10, 2021 and ends on June 5, 2021. Void where prohibited.