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Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Emily Covington has turned her life around after a drug addiction, but her family still has trouble trusting her. Though Emily has committed herself to a year-long treatment program and has been sober for almost a year beyond that, even her mother walks on eggshells around her, fearing shell relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily realizes she has a lot to prove. When police discover a homemade bomb under Emilys car, and she then learns the wife of one of her friends was murdered that same morning, she knows things are deadly serious. But who wants Emily dead? And why? A conversation she had with two men, an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and a plan for a double murder all conspire for one explosive ride ... and Emily is the only one who can identify the killer and save the life of the next potential victim. As she frantically works to solve this ever more complicated puzzle, Emily finds herself playing right into the killers hands.
Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com Facebook: tblackstock Twitter: @terriblackstock
Crisp prose, an engaging story, and brisk pacing make this thriller another home run for Blackstock. Recommend it to readers who enjoy material by Lynette Eason and Erin Healy.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Page-turnerNovember 19, 2016KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I inhaled this book in one gulp. Seriously, I started reading and then it was over and I have no idea where the time went. Impossible to put down. Blackstock has the amazing ability to draw a reader in and hold her hostage until the very last page.
Love the Covington family. This is book three in the Intervention series. You don't need to have read Intervention or Vicious Cycle first, but you'll grasp the family dynamics and mom's love interest, Kent, better if you have.
Sinister suspense brings danger spiraling out of control for all the Covingtons. A desperate kind of read that won't let you go until the breath-taking conclusion.
joseBirmingham, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 31, 2013joseBirmingham, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As always, Terri Blackstock catches my interest in the first pages and keeps it until the end! The topic is relavent for today and is played out in an exciting drama. Love Terri Blackstock!
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2013RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4A combination of thriller and romance. At some points, I wondered which weighed more heavily in the story line. Quick up, quick down, an easy read that has a decent ending to the Intervention Series.
AntieM4 Stars Out Of 5Good StoryJanuary 30, 2013AntieMQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Enjoyable story. Good plot, liked the characters. Would recommend!
Christy JanesAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ConclusionDecember 13, 2012Christy JanesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleAll of Terri Blackstock's books are great from start to finish...doesn't matter which one I pick up. I know that every single time I read one, I'm going be riveted by the story and glued to every page.
Downfall was no exception. While I'm extremely disappointed that this was the last book in the Intervention series, I can honestly say that it was a great conclusion because truly, the Covington family's nerves are probably frayed to threads after all the ordeals they've been through!
The suspense was believable, too, especially the overall flow of events. Emily's part in the story blended well as she tried in her own way to solve the mystery. Lance's instincts proved true about his classmates from his new school, which also contributed to the suspense. And to top it all off, Kent was assigned to the case of figuring out who this weirdo was that was responsible for terrorizing everyone. Poor Barbara...it was all she could do to keep up!! She got a little hysterical a time or two, but honestly, who wouldn't?
I have so appreciated Terri's confidence in writing a series completely devoted to drug addiction, and how those addictions have a ripple effect on others. And to have it combined with her trademark Up All Night Suspense? What else could a reader want? :o)
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