Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Review - Intervention

4 out of 5 stars

INTERVENTION by Terri Blackstock is the first in the Intervention Series.  Though the world of addiction and drug abuse is central to the plot, it’s the suspense and intensity that makes this book a page-turner.
Barbara Covington has just done the hardest thing in her life since burying her husband.  She’s put Emily-her drug addict daughter-on a plane in the care of an interventionist, praying it’s not too late to save her.  But, when the interventionist is found at the airport murdered and Emily is nowhere to be found, Detective Kent Harlan labels Emily their prime suspect.  Panicked, Barbara and her son, Lance, rush to Atlanta to help find Emily and prove her innocence.  Though Emily has lied, stole, and spent time in jail for past offenses, Barbara refuses to believe her daughter would murder just to get her next fix.  But with Emily missing, one of two things have happened.  Either Emily witnessed a murder and is now in danger of being the next victim, or Barbara no longer knows her daughter and Emily has done the unspeakable. 
INTERVENTION is a face-paced, consuming novel centered in the world of drug addiction.  As always, Ms. Blackstock keeps the intensity flowing from on page to the next, making it hard for the reader to put the book down.  The characters were well fleshed out.  A panicked mother, a paranoid drug addict, a smarter than average adolescent son, and a cynical detective, all these characters worked their way into my senses, making them believable and people I genuinely cared about.  Though the plot isn’t hard to figure out in advance of the author laying it out for the reader, it didn’t make it any less enjoyable and thrilling to read.  I haven’t read Blackstock’s books in a while, and now I have read three back-to-back-to-back, reminding me once more why I enjoy her as an author.  Suspense, great characters, and gripping stories that have you staying up late just to read one more chapter. Thankfully, I already have Vicious Cycle on hand, the next book in the Intervention Series.  So much for getting anything else done this weekend.

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