Saturday, October 22, 2016

Vicious Cycle


GIVEAWAY

BLACKSTOCK, TERRI
VICIOUS CYCLE

To protect her newborn baby, Jordan has to abandon her.

When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows where she came from -- 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. Ken 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 choices that can change lives forever.

My Review:

Intense. Riveting. Heart-breaking. Blackstock delivers another breathtaking suspense that exposes the gritty underbelly of American society. This is the second book in the Intervention series. You don't need to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one but there is carryover of both characters and setting so you'll feel more of an impact if you read Intervention first.

We're back in the middle of the Covington family's lives -- one year has passed since we met them in the first book. Lance steals some of the limelight in Vicious Cycle and I have to say I just love that kid. He was a great sidekick in Intervention and even better in this one. He's an interesting mix of naïve kid and worldly teen and good intentions lead him straight into the kind of danger that's hard to fathom.

The story is told from multiple points of view so we get to bask in the glory of Barbara and Kent's developing romance as well as touch base with nineteen-year-old Emily. A fast-paced plot with plenty of twists and turns and a solid faith thread make this a read-in-one-sitting kind of read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Vicious Cycle 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 23 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. Terri Blackstock is one of my top go-to & must-read suspense authors! I think I've read just about every book by her, this one is no exception. It's been a while, but I still remember this gritty novel. I'm obviously not entering, but this is a great book told by a very talented writer :-)

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    1. She really knows how to pull a story together, doesn't she? All the intricate details of diverse lives criss-crossing into a gnarly mess. I inhale her books. Thanks for commenting, Trixi!

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  2. She always has such great suspense stories. Looking forward to this one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. Her books are always intense and I love them. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I am a fan of this author so I would love to win this book. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't she amazing? Good luck, Karen.

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  5. I'm with you Trixi and Kav.....great author and I've read them all!!!!

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    1. I'm going to pick up the last book in the series when I go to the church library this week. Woot!

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  6. Just like Jackie and Trixie and you too, Kav...great author, great books!

    Hi, Jackie!

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  7. I enjoy her books so much, they are loaded with mystery. Thanks for the review and the chance to read it.
    cenya2@hotmail.com

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    1. She's an excellent suspense writer. Good luck, Marjorie.

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  8. She writes great books. TY for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  9. Wow! This sounds like another book that would be best not to start at bedtime. I would stay up all night so I could finish and see how everything turns out! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. Sounds like a very good book! Thanks for the chance!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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