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Publication Date: 2009
"Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when eighteen-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatmentand her interventionist is found dead at the airportBarbara enters her darkest nightmare of all. Barbara and her son set out to find Emily before Detective Kent Harlan arrests her for a crime he is sure she committed. Fearing for Emilys life, Barbara maintains her daughters innocence, but does she really know her anymore? Meanwhile, Kent has questions of his own. His gut tells him that this is a case of an addict killing for drugs. But as he gets to know Barbara, he begins to hope hes wrong about Emily. Fear rises as the mysteries intensify: Did Emilys obsession with drugs lead her to commit murderor is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer? In this gripping stand-alone novel of intrigue and suspense, bestselling fiction author Terri Blackstock delivers the up-all-night drama that readers around the world have come to expect from her."
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
Short chapters and terse dialogue propel the fast-paced action. It's competent genre work, though the characterizations could go deeper. The villain is somewhat improbable, and the 14-year-old brother of the missing teen is exceptionally clever and poised. But the mother-daughter relationship strikes true emotional notes; the redemptive arc of evangelical Christian fiction is natural and resonant in a story of addiction. Blackstock's many fans will be pleased, and this story will also speak to families dealing with addicted children.
V ickiRosendale WiAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 9, 2013V ickiRosendale WiAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a good book . Kept my interest all the way through.
I also read the other two books in the series and they were great also.
JesusIsLordDetroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5ExcellentJuly 5, 2013JesusIsLordDetroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was excellent. A great kick off to the Intervention Series. I was up til 2am finishing this book so that should tell you something, lol. I have read most of Terri's novels and every one blows me away. She just gets better and better in her writing. Definitely a must have!
Natasha7Age: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great!November 2, 2012Natasha7Age: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Romance and action! It was unpredicting and never boring to read. I want to read the rest of the series.
RosieAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Terri Blackstock has made it to my favorites list!June 29, 2012RosieAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5There are so many words of praise I could use to describe this novel. It was so real, and the message so powerful. Barbara Covington, a single mother, strives to provide for her two children Lance (14) and Emily (18). But to add to Barbara's daily strife, Emily is a strong addict. When Barbara finally bites the bullet and schedules an intervention, things go well. Emily willingly agrees to go. The flight goes well. But then the interventionist is murdered and Emily disappears.
Barbara skips town with Lance, abandoning the job that might save her financially, to find her missing daughter. Up until that point things seemed slow but then Ms. Blackstock takes us on a fast-paced roller coaster that thrills you until that last page.
This novel opened my eyes to how addicts affect their families. And in some cases it reveals why some may turn to drugs or alcohol. Once I started, I couldn't set the book down very easily.
To conclude this review I must note the message of God's unconditional love and forgiveness as well as why and who Jesus died for warmed my heart. I wish more people could know and understand what it all means. If you're seeking a thriller, this book is for you.
Judy Dalton5 Stars Out Of 5So realistic and transparent.May 9, 2012Judy DaltonA realistic and transparent look into a family struggling to save their loved one from addiction. With a "who done it" mystery involved it became hard to put down. I selected this book for our book club for this month's discussion.
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