Saturday, October 1, 2016

Intervention


GIVEAWAY

BLACKSTOCK, TERRI
INTERVENTION

Her last hope is 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 now 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 panic level rises as the mysteries intensify: Did Emily's obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder -- or is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer?

My Review:

Absolutely riveting. This author sure knows how to spin a suspenseful tale! I was completely captivated on page one. The subject matter is gritty and there are so many emotional punches -- at times I couldn't catch my breath. Page turning does not begin to describe how compelling a read Intervention is.

Barbara is a relatable heroine. She's been through so much -- especially where her daughter is concerned.  And yet she clings to the Lord -- looks to Him for comfort and direction. When her daughter's drug addiction upends her world she struggles to take control....only to lose it completely in an unexpected and horrific way.

Suddenly her missing daughter goes from victim to suspect and Barbara doesn't trust the local police handling the case. She bulldozes through their investigation with assistance from her intrepid, computer savvy son. They drum up leads and chase them down as danger mounts and Barbara grows more desperate to save her child. I didn't put this book down until I reached the end...in the wee hours of the morning.

This story is gut-wrenching and frightening as it mirrors reality. But Blackstock has also infused it with the joyous hope of Christ's saving grace. It's a story that is very close to the author's heart and that is evident in the rawness of the telling. Make sure to read the her note at the end.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Intervention please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 2 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. I've read Terri Blackstock books and she writes to hold your attention! I love how she keeps Christ in her writing.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ditto -- and Christ is definitely the centre of this story but that doesn't mean the suspense is any less. A great combination. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. Good morning, Kav! I enjoy Terri's books, but i haven't read 'Intervention' or any of the others in the series yet.

    Have a Wonderful Day!

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    1. I've only read five of her books so I have a ton of catching up to do. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series. Good luck, Tammi.

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  3. Don't enter me....just popping in to say I've read it and loved it...as I do ALL of her books!

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    1. I got a late start on Terri's books but I aim to make up for it. Will read the next one in this series soon. Thanks for stopping by and saying "hey"

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  4. I so enjoy Terri's books. There the kind you don't want to put down. This one sounds intriguing!
    Karenskrayons@gmail.com

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    1. Very hard to put down. Good luck, Karen.

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  5. I enjoy her books. Her books are interesting and intriguing. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like such a good thriller!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Melody.

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  7. Sounds good!

    psalm103and138 at Gmail dot com

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  8. I have not read a book by this author. The storyline sounds like a winner. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    cenya2@hotmail.com

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    1. Ohhh...she's awesome and has a lot of books out. A. Lot. Good luck, Marjorie.

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a review--breathless just reading it! Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read this one.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I've never read anything by this author, but she sounds like a good suspense writer!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. She definitely is. Good luck, Samantha.

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  11. Love Terri's books. Thank you for the chance..

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  12. Great review Kav! This one sounds like a stay-up--all-night read that I would enjoy.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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