Review: Downfall by Terri Blackstock

About the book:

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.

About the author:

Terri Blackstock ( has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention and Vicious Cycle, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

My thoughts:

This is the second book of the Intervention series that I have read. I previously read #2 Vicious Cycle and found the insights into the mind of addiction to be quite fascinating. I didn’t find this third book quite as fascinating on those levels but it was still an easy and riveting read. Terri’s books are always gripping and keep you on the edge of your seat! You can relate to the trust struggles with Emily on both her level (frustration at still being doubted) and her family’s (suspicion that it will last) and it really does show that the consequences of our bad choices don’t just vanish overnight. Emily’s struggles against relapsing while wanting to stay on the right track were really tangible and well-written. If you like suspense mixed with the struggles of life and a walk of faith, Terri’s books are definitely worth taking a look at. If you would like to read a sample of this book, click here.

Thanks to Zondervan for my free copy in exchange for my honest review.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christian Fiction
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 05:18:45

    Great review! We’re posting a link to it on our Christian Fiction Facebook page, so others can find your blog and enjoy your reviews. If you’re on Facebook, stop by and visit our page!


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