Saturday, May 15, 2021

Aftermath By Terri Blackstock & GIVEAWAY

Aftermath JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I received this ARC for review from the host!



Title: Aftermath 
Author: Terri Blackstock
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense/Thriller

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. 

A trunk full of planted evidence. 

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. 

An attorney who will risk it all for a friend. 

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?

You can read a sample chapter

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My Review:

Whew! What an intense story. You can always count on Terri Blackstock to give serious suspense from beginning to end.

I honestly didn't expect this story to be as fast paced as it was! It was one of those novels where you have to buckle your seatbelt and hold on tight from page 1. We initially meet Taylor and within moments of that meeting her world explodes. She was such an interesting character throughout this book. Like an onion her layers begin to peel back as she lives through a trauma.

Then of course there's Dustin, who came from a hard childhood, dusted himself off to make something of himself, and finds that he's been framed with explosives in his car. And seriously, you just feel for this guy from the moment he's stopped by the police. The more you learn about his childhood, the more you want to defend him.

Just like his childhood friend, Jamie. Good thing he knows a lawyer, eh? I loved this character. She was willing to risk her career because of her belief in Dustin. She's no nonsense and definitely follows her gut. I liked that she wasn't portrayed as cold and hard even though she typically deals with white collar crimes. She's kept her humanity about her.

While we try to follow the lead of bread crumbs the author puts in front of us, we're bombarded with information from all directions. Solving this crime doesn't take long in this book, and I can see how easy it would be to actually trace the truth through following those bread crumbs. Believe it or not, I actually got choked up during one scene in the book and it hit me out of nowhere. I didn't realize I'd become attached to the characters!

The ending of course is intense and had me biting my nails!


Terri Blackstock 

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. Visit her website at

CONNECT WITH TERRI: Website | Facebook


(3) winners will receive a print copy of Aftermath by Terri Blackstock!

Aftermath JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 11, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 18, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for your review!

Caryl Kane said...

Excellent review Mimi! Terri is one of my MUST read authors. Thank you for sharing.

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