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Smoke Screen

By: Terri Blackstock
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
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Publisher's Summary

A gripping new novel from New York Times best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock.

One father was murdered. Another was convicted of his death. All because their children fell in love.

Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to come back now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna, too.

Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate’s drunken dad was loud - and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down not long after, people assumed Nate set the fire to get even for his father’s conviction. He let the rumors fly and left town without looking back.

Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and now she’s fighting a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he’s using lies and his family’s money to sway the judge. Brenna is barely hanging on, and she’s turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her.

As Nate and Brenna deal with the present - including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that’s threatening their town - the past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she’ll have to learn to trust him again first.

Praise for Smoke Screen:

"Full of secrets, lies, and with a visceral impact that grabs from the first sentence, Smoke Screen is Terri Blackstock at her finest." (Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author)

"Terri never fails to deliver a plot that moves, well-developed characters who are real, flawed, and relatable.... Just a word of warning if you decide to pick up this book - don’t plan to do anything else until you finish it." (Lynette Eason, best-selling, award-winning author)

©2019 Terri Blackstock (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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i forgot how much i loved Blackstock!

loved it!!! i havent read one of her books in years. After reading this one i am kicking myself. i forgot how much i loved her books. Great read!

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This was a Great book!

I loved this book and the reader did an amazing job. the author of this book also did an amazing job.

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Another winner from Terri Blackstock...

I always love Terri Blackstock books, and this one was no exception. Great characters and plot.

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Easy to get hooked

This was my first book by Terri Blackstock and now I’m hooked. Just ordered another series to dive into.

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I love this book!!!

The narrator did a wonderful job. I was not bored or comatose during any of the reading of this book.

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Smoke Screen

I loved this book. Terri Blackstock is a great writer. Once you read one of her books you will be hooked and have to read them all!!

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Meh

Very predictable, but it’s an ok story. It got more “churchy” than I expected so if you’re not into that, I’d skip this one.

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Very religious

Overall, it isn’t a bad book, but it is very religion heavy, which if I had known, I wouldn’t have purchased. From the description, I was anticipating a little more of a mystery or thriller, but the book conintuously brings up the individual characters relationships with God. For me, it took away from the story.

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This is a Religious title.

This is not a bad story but they constantly go into talk about God and their relationship with God. Its a religious title. I dont enjoy that because its intrusive and preachy in the story. It got so intrusive that I had to stop listening....I also figured it out pretty early on so I just gave up. If you like a healthy dose of religious preaching about the character's relationship with God, then this may be for you. If not, then skip it.

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Amazing author!

I’ve read almost all of Terri Blackstocks books and have loved every one of them! Once I start to read one, it’s very hard to put it down until I finish it!

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