Thursday, January 28, 2016

Intervention - Terri Blackstock

Title & Author :  Intervention - Terri Blackstock
Publisher :   Zondervan
Genre :  Christian Suspense
Series :  Intervention - Book 1
ISBN :  978-0-310-32198-9
Format :  Hardcover - 324 pages
Source :  Borrowed from library


It was her last hope - and the beginning of a new NIGHTMARE.

Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction, by staging an intervention. But when eighteen-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport Barbara 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 Emily's life, Barbara maintains her daughter s 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 he s wrong about Emily. 

The mysteries intensify as everyone's panic grows: Did Emily's obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder or is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer? 

In this gripping novel of intrigue and suspense, bestselling author Terri Blackstock delivers the up-all-night drama that readers around the world have come to expect from her.


This story is about Emily who is eighteen years old and struggling with drug addiction.  Her mother Barbara and brother Lance are hoping that this is going to be the lucky break for Emily where she will finally be able to seek help for her addiction.

Barbara has arranged for an interventionist to arrive and pick up Emily and take her to a treatment centre.  Emily is initially reluctant to attend but eventually does go.  Upon landing at the airport and in the car park ready to carry on with the next stage of their travels to the treatment centre tragedy strikes.  

What will this mean for Emily as she is later detected fleeing from the scene.  Do things now look a whole lot worse for Emily or does it turn out that she is just a victim of circumstance and all is not as it first appears to be.

In this day and age addiction is a very real issue to have to deal with.  It is every parents worst nightmare to learn that their child has an addiction problem and to have to try and work out what, if anything they can do to help save their child.  Intervention gives you insight as to what one parents struggle is like with her daughter and her drug addiction journey.

The chapters are short so it make it really easy to read this book quickly.  Was definitely a page turner to want to be able to read on find out what is going to happen next.

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