Terri BlackstockThomas Nelson / 2021 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$10.994.5 out of 5 stars for Aftermath, softcover. View reviews of this product. 41 Reviews
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Dana MichaelAge: Under 18Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Aftermath!April 23, 2021Dana MichaelAge: Under 18Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Aftermath by Terri Blackstock is a suspense with a bit of romance about a man who was wrongfully accused of making a bomb and setting it off at a Presidential rally. The hero calls on a childhood friend he hasn't spoken to in years to represent him. There are many layers to this story and because of the key characters in it, it made for an enjoyable read. In fact, I stayed up way past my bed time to finish it.
*I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers and this is my honest opinion.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Race to prove Dustin's innocenceApril 8, 2021Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Aftermath" is a Christian romantic suspense. Dustin had a troubled childhood after his parents died, but he thrived in the Army and later created his own successful security firm. Only, someone has set him up as a clear suspect in a political rally bombing. He needs the help of an old friend who always believed in him and who's now a lawyer. Jamie fights to uncover the real culprit behind the bombing while protecting her client.
The suspense was created by the physical danger and emotional upheaval created by the bombing situation. The characters were interesting and reacted realistically to events. Jamie and Dustin worked together to prove his innocence and solve whodunit. They grew closer as they built upon their past friendship and acknowledged how much they cared for each other. While whodunit seemed like an obvious suspect to me and Jamie also suggested that person, it was understandable that Dustin needed further proof. I was frustrated, though, that Dustin didn't even try to not implicate himself when he found and was searching through evidence of the crime (and leaving his fingerprints all over it).
Some of the characters struggled to understand why God allowed some to live and others to die. There were no sex scenes or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting novel.
I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
SusanClover, SCAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5good suspenseMarch 29, 2021SusanClover, SCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleI've read this author for a lot of years and her suspense is always spot on! When Dustin is arrested for being in possession of the makings of a bomb, he turns to Jamie, now a lawyer, but who grew up next door to him after he was placed in an uncaring aunt's custody after his parents' death. Dustin has made a great life for himself by owning a security company but now all that could be in ruins. He has no clue what is going on, but he and Jamie decide to find out.
Blackstock always adds many layers to her stories and I love that. She inserts PTSD, mental health, family crises and others to the story as it progresses and the reader's attention is held throughout. I was completely surprised at how the story ended. Great suspenseful story. Recommended.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable page-turnerMarch 13, 2021Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female4.5 stars-- I really enjoyed this novel, even though I anticipated a major twist. The characters are well formed, the plot points engaging, and the different points of view kept the narrative moving. Highly recommended for those who love engaging Christian romantic suspense.
Ebos Aifuobhokhan4 Stars Out Of 5WonderfulFebruary 27, 2021Ebos AifuobhokhanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Terri Blackstock has always been an amazing writer and this book wasn't an exception.
Well thought out and executed plot, amazing characters, a heartwarming and gripping story of second chances, love and restoration filled with intrigue.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and this is my honest opinion.