Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Intervention" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Zondervan (September 22, 2009)


Terri Blackstock


Terri Blackstock is amazing, she has many wonderful series of books that are beloved by many, but sometimes it is the stand alone, "labor of loves" she writes that are my favorites. I have talked before about how wonderful "The Listener" is, and now her newest labor of love is "Intervention".

A labor of love because it is a reflection of something she has personally gone through - a mother conducting an intervention for her drug addicted daughter. This book is emotionally gripping and wrenching and then just when I think that is the kind of book it is going to be - an emotional, women's fiction book - BAM! Murder, suspense and mystery engulf me!

Barbara's daughter, Emily, is a drug addict and Barbara and her 14 year old son, Lance, have decided to do an intervention or watch Emily die. Trish comes from the detox center to escort Emily back and when they arrive at the airport in Atlanta things go tragically wrong. Can Emily be a drug crazed murderer? Can Barbara help find her before things get even worse? Barbara believes Emily is innocent and actually a victim, but has Emily let her down for the last time with dire results? Detective Kent has to follow the evidence, but he can't help but wish the best for Barbara and her little family.

Yet again, Terri has crafted a story that will knock your socks off and tear your heart out all at the same time. Another winner from Terri Blackstock!


Terri Blackstock’s books have sold six million copies worldwide. Her suspense novels often debut at number one on the Christian fiction best-seller lists, and True Light, published last year, was number one of all Christian books—fiction and non-fiction. Blackstock has had twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

In 1994 Blackstock was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. Since that time, she’s written over thirty Christian titles, in addition to the thirty-two she had in the secular market. Her most recent books are the four in her acclaimed Restoration Series, which includes Last Light, Night Light, True Light and Dawn’s Light. She is also known for her popular Newpointe 911 and Cape Refuge Series.

In addition to her suspense novels, she has written a number of novels in the women’s fiction genre, including Covenant Child, which was chosen as one of the first Women of Faith novels, and her Seasons Series written with Beverly LaHaye, wife of Tim LaHaye.

Blackstock has won the Retailer’s Choice Award and has appeared on national television programs such as The 700 Club, Home Life, and At Home Live with Chuck and Jenny. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country and the subject of countless articles. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.


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 know 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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Intervention, go HERE

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