Thursday, March 1, 2012

Excellent Conclusion to the Intervention Series - Downfall by Terri Blackstock/5 Stars

All 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 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)

5 Stars

Southern?  Sort of.  It's set in the South, but there are no true Southern references
Sass?  No

Summary of Downfall:

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 she'll relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily realizes she has a lot to prove.

When police discover a homemade bomb under Emily's 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 killer's hands.

**Many thanks to Shelby with Shelton Interactive for providing a copy for review.


  1. One, I have never heard of Shelton Interactive. Introduction please? Two, I have never read her before. Where would you suggest I begin?

  2. I haven't read this series yet but I think I have probably read almost all of Terri's other books! She's phenomenal :)


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