Harlequin Trade Blog Tour for: AFTERSHOCK by Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell


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 authors of Working Stiff and First Cut.

At first glance, the death appears to be an accident. The body is located on a construction site under what looks like a collapse beam. But when Dr. Jessie Teska arrives on the scene, she notices the tell-tale signs of a staged death. The victim has been murdered. A rising star in the San Francisco forensics world, Jessie is ready to unravel the case, help bring the murderer to justice, and prevent him from potentially striking again.

But when a major earthquake strikes San Francisco right at Halloween, Jessie and the rest of the city are left reeling. And even if she emerges from the rubble, there’s no guaranteeing she’ll make it out alive.

With their trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humor, this electrifying new installment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series offers the highest stakes yet.

I’m so excited to take part in the blog tour for Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell’s new mystery: Aftershock. This was a fast-paced and interesting mystery, taking place in one of my favorite locations: San Francisco! This is part of a series but is easily a stand-alone title.

I really liked the intelligent and scrappy Jessie. There were lots of things added to give her character dimension — her Polish background, her early life in Lynn, MA, her family, her lovelife, her dog. I felt I got to know her. I also liked the mystery (even though I figured it out!).

I can’t wait to hear about the rest of the series from this husband and wife team! Thank you for making me part of the tour and for my review e-copy!

Here’s some info on the authors:

Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, and the novel First Cut. Dr. Melinek studied at Harvard and UCLA, was a medical examiner in San Francisco for nine years, and today works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland and as CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. T.J. Mitchell, her husband, is a writer with an English degree from Harvard, and worked in the film industry before becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad to their children.

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