Personally, I prefer Ms Blackstock's earlier work. I did enjoy this final book in the Intervention series though. The plot kept me guessing the entire time. The action is constant, characters believable, and the suspense continuous. Anyone who reads this book should probably start with the first one in the series.
Downfall by Terri Blackstock is sthe final novel in the Addiction series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but come to find out that is not necessary. The reader is given a bit of a backstory, and can completely follow the plot without having read any of the other books in the series.
Downfall is about a recovering drug addict, Emily, who lives with her drama queen mother and her borderline ignored brother, Lance. Her mom's boyfriend, Kent is a detective on the police force, which comes in handy with this family since they are always doing something illegal (or being blamed for illegal activity). Emily, who works in a rehab center, gets caught in the crossfire of multiple murders and then framed for the murders. She and Kent have to solve the crime without driving Emily over the edge and back into using drugs.
This is a pretty good book. I like when I can pick up a book and not have to read the rest of the series. The mystery and plot was good. I didn't figure out who the murderer was until about the last 1/4 of the book. It was a quick read. Only fault I have is that the characters, though clear and detailed, where not easy to like. The women where kinda dumb and the mom was like a pit bull when it came to drama. If she could scream and cry, she would. The men tended to be chronic hero-wanna-bes. Though I don't think it's gonna be a classic, I will read Terri Blackstock again. She was a pretty good read.
I received this book free from Zondervan for the purpose of review. I received no compensation.
If you are looking for an exciting mystery that holds your attention and keeps you wanting to continue, look no further. Terri Blackstock has done it again in her latest Intervention Novel - DOWNFALL -.
Emily Covington has been clean for two years and things are beginning to look like new beginnings for her family. Emily is in college, they have moved to a new location and everything is going well until the Avenger decides it is time to take action. He starts with Emily's car by planting a bomb and that really is the most minimal of his acts.
Emily is put in a position to have her faith, actions and heart tested. Her integrity comes into question and only one thing will make that clear to the authorities who arrest her for two murders.
I have read all of Terri Blackstock's books and have seldom been disappointed. Often the 3rd or final book in a series can be a let down. This one is not. The subject matter is well handled and a good portrait of the pull of addictions. It would be a good deterrent for one thinking of delving into drugs or any substance abuse or to understand the pull. A good enjoyable suspenseful read.