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.
Downfall is the story of a family that is trying to rebuild after the devastating effects of addiction have torn them apart. As events unfold, and they are seemingly being targeted for terrorism, the family has to decide whether or not they trust each other or not.
This final book in the Intervention series shows that addiction shakes the core of a family, to the point where trusting someone who is in recovery is extremely difficult. The constant tension between hope and certain failure is difficult to understand - unless you have experienced either side of it.
Terri does a great job of sharing both sides, demonstrating that the feelings and certainties are real on both sides - the addict is desperate to prove her faithfulness and her family is holding its collective breath until the other shoe drops.
The story holds the reader's attention until the very end; it is a compelling tale of more than just the addiction story. There is drama and danger, and through it all, the faith of the characters is demonstrated through their interactions with each other and the world.
I recommend the whole series (even though I have only read the final book) because I am certain it is just as fun and enjoyable. Terri Blackstock does a phenomenal job of making the reader feel as though each of the characters is a close friend, and you will find yourself rooting for the family to be whole again.
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