Terri Blackstock's Downfall completes her Intervention series with more drama for the Covington family.
Emily Covington has successfully defeated her drug habit and turned her life around -- or at least that is the way things appear. However, earning trust -- even from her own mother -- continues to be a challenge for her, especially when evidence points toward her falling back into old, destructive ways. When murder comes into the picture, Emily is the only one who figures out what is going on, but she has trouble getting people to believe her theories and finds herself as the prime suspect in the crimes.
Once again, Terri Blackstock shares her gift for telling a story of intrigue and suspense, while including themes of God's work in the lives of her characters. This series carries special meaning to me because of Terri's writing from her own experience with her daughter's addictions.
I love any book by Terri Blackstock and found this book to be as well written as her others. She is superb at writing suspense filled stories that keep you guessing till the end.
This is book three in the Intervention Series and is just as good as the others in the series. This particular book follows Emily Covington. You will not be able to put this book down till you see if Emily remains safe. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages and make this a great mystery.
I will say that you do not have to read the others in the series to enjoy this one but it helps you to understand the family better if you do. I gave this book 5/5 stars because I liked the characters and the story line itself. The suspense is great and I look forward to reading more books by this author!
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Murder mysteries are not generally the genre I read, but I really enjoyed this book by Terri Blackstock.
It's not only a murder mystery you see, there's so much more going on.
First and foremost is the story of Emily trying to rebuild her life after overcoming a drug-addiction, and her also her mother's struggle with learning to trust her daughter and God. Then there is EMily's younger brother who is beginning to have to fight the same temptations his sister succumbed to years ago.
Then the murders begin to pile on and suspicion falls on Emily.
Now here is what I loved about this book.
Her mother and her brother may be struggling with everything that's going on, but Emily stands firm in her faith in God and in her belief that she is a new creature and He will take care of her.
How I envied her faith! Especially after all she had been thgrough. Or maybe it was because of all she had been through that she was able to trush the Lord so completely.
I took a lot from this book.
The mystery is also greatly written, after all Terri is a master in this genre, and kept me guessing until almost the last page. But, as I said before, the book has so much more to give than an edge-of-your-seat murder mystery.
It is about trusting God where nothing seems to be making any sense.