Thursday, January 21, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Aftershock by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Aftershock by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell. I was provided with a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Hanover Square Press, Judy Melinek, and T.J. Mitchell for letting me be a part of this tour.
Title: Aftershock (Jessie Teska #2)
Authors: Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell
Published by: Hanover Square Press
Released: January 19, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy provided by Publisher
Synopsis: When an earthquake strikes San Francisco, forensics expert Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet in this explosive new mystery from the New York Times bestselling duo 
There’s a body crushed under a load of pipes on a San Francisco construction site, and medical examiner Dr. Jessie Teska is on call. So it’s her job to figure out who it is—and her headache when the autopsy reveals that the death is a homicide staged as an accident.
Jessie is hot on the murderer’s trail, then an earthquake sends her and her whole city reeling. When the dust clears, her case has fallen apart and an innocent man is being framed. Jessie knows she’s the only one who can prove it, and she races to piece together the truth—before it gets buried and brings her down in the rubble.
With Melinek and Mitchell’s trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humor, this rollicking new installment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series will shake you up and leave you rattled. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This book was just the thing I was craving. It gave me what I wanted, a thrilling mystery with some twists and surprises. One of the things that makes this book stand out from the mystery crowd is Judy Melinek's real world knowledge that she brings. Having an author that was a former assistant medical examiner and forensic pathologist just brings that air of authenticity. Even though the story is entirely made up, I will not question the medical knowledge. In ways, it gives me that Bones vibe.
As for the mystery itself, it was very thrilling and chaotic. Not only is there a dead body that has been staged to look like an accident, we then have an earthquake and an innocent man being framed. There's a lot going on with this mystery.
I definitely enjoyed this one. I'm glad I found another police procedural series to add to my list. If death investigations and mysteries are your thing, I'd say give it a read. This author duo does not disappoint.

Judy Melinek, M.D., is an author and former assistant medical examiner in San Francisco and former forensic pathologist in Oakland, California. Her training in forensics at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York is the subject of her first book, the memoir Working Stiff. Her fiction writing includes two novels in the Dr. Judy Teska mystery series.

T.J. MITCHELL is a writer with an English degree from Harvard, and worked in the film industry before becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner with his wife, Judy Melinek.

Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Aftershock by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell. Thanks so much to Hanover Square Press, Judy Melinek, and T.J. Mitchell for letting me be a part of the tour!


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    1. Aww shucks, I was happy to be a part of the tour! Congrats on your new book!