Aftermath by Terri Blackstock is an exciting Christian contemporary crime suspense that will have you glued from the start.
The action surrounds a terrorist attack. The reader ‘sees’ the events through the eyes of a victim, a man who has been set up, and his long-term friend and lawyer. The reader has varying emotional responses as the chapters alternate.
There is the theme of survivor’s guilt which then exacerbates a pre-existing condition of OCD. The world seems to be closing in and crushing a life under a series of ‘what-if’s’ and ‘why didn’t I?’
Another life has been floundering since the loss of parents when he was just six years old. No one believed in him until he met the nine year old girl living next door to his aunt when he was thirteen years old. A deep friendship began but still he felt unworthy.
And the third main character is still recovering from a disastrous marriage and the loss of her drug-addicted husband. Everyone is fighting a battle no one else knows about.
Faith in God helps us get through life. We need to have our own faith and not lean on the faith of others. “His faith was owned instead of borrowed.”
Prayer is important. God hears and He answers. He wants our big prayers and our little ones. If it bothers us, it bothers Him. “It was time to pray – not just drive-by prayers, but a real, in-your-face talk with God.”
A character is convinced her friend is innocent. A victim is convinced he is guilty. Both need to uncover the truth.
Aftermath was a thrilling read that consumed my every moment.
I received a free copy of the book from Net Galley. All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 www.terriblackstock.com.
(3) winners will receive a print copy of Aftermath by Terri Blackstock!
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