Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Intervention Series by Terri Blackstock
This book is presently .99 for Kindle until July 27. It will possibly be matched by B&N...eventually.
Prolific suspense author Blackstock (Double Minds ) begins with every parent's nightmare: a drug-addicted teenage daughter is dragged to a rehab facility. When the interventionist is found dead and the teen is missing, mother Barbara Covington tries to find her daughter before police can arrest the girl for murder. 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. (Oct.) -- Publisher's Weekly
I bought this book at full price and it was worth every penny!! A story about a single Mom dealing with a drug addicted teenager is dramatic enough, but when the Interventionist is found dead and the teenager disappears the drama is definitely ratcheted up a few notches.
I was on the edge of my bed reading this book for two nights. It truly speaks to the idea that a Mother will never give up on her child no matter what. Barbara was determined to find Emily and get to the bottom of the whole fiasco before throwing one stone of condemnation in her direction.
The suspense continues all the way to the end, and will keep the reader waiting to learn more about this family that is drug through Hades!
This book is currently on sale at Amazon for $1.99 and may be price matched at B&N. This sale will last until July 27.
When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she's the newborn daughter of a meth addict he's been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse.His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan---the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother hiding behind her lies.In this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty, bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the devastating choices that can change lives forever
After reading Intervention I immediately had to grab this sequel. I was not disappointed.
This book focuses more on Emily's brother, Lance and his willingness to help and befriend someone who des not make healthy decisions. A person, who basically, is no different than Emily was. By doing so he finds himself in a world of trouble and poor Barbara is at it again.....clearing her child's name.