This gripping new thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat.
A devastating explosion.
Three best friends attend a concert. Only one makes it out alive.
A trunk full of evidence.
When police stop Dustin Webb with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows there’s been a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when the officers find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.
An attorney who will risk it all for an old 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 person 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?
Praise for Aftermath:
“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
Stand-alone mystery and suspense thrillerBook length: 72,000 wordsIncludes discussion questions for book clubsOther suspense novels by Terri Blackstock: If I Run, If I’m Found, If I Live, Smoke Screen, Cape Refuge, and Truth-Stained Lies
At the start of this riveting mystery from Blackstock (Smoke Screen), a bomb explodes at a political rally in Atlanta, killing and injuring many. A short time later, the police pull over Army veteran Dustin Webb, who's driving on a highway near the scene of the crime. Inside the trunk of his car are four boxes of explosives stolen 10 days earlier from an ammunition plant where Dustin had installed the security system and thus had easy access. After his arrest, Dustin asks lawyer Jamie Powell, an old friend he hasn't been in touch with for 15 years, to represent him. Jamie, who helped Dustin through a difficult childhood, has her work cut out for her. She believes someone is framing Dustin, but who and why? Meanwhile, Taylor Reid, who survived the rally bombing but lost two friends in the blast, becomes obsessed with getting justice for her friends and begins stalking Dustin after he's released on bail. Blackstock keeps the suspense high throughout. Readers will have a tough time putting this nail-biter down.
Great book, but not my favorite from Terri Blackstock.
Of course I always love all her books and this one was great, just not my favorite. I loved the characters but the plot was a little disappointing.