Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Intervention by Terri Blackstock

Intervention has a different feel from her Newport and 911 series, starting with an intensity that pulls you into the book. It also has more of a straight suspense feel -- because so far there is no love interest. In that respect, it reminds me of Brandilyn Collin's books. I haven't finished Intervention yet, but wanted you to have the chance to see the trailer.

Terri was also on 700 Club this week, so be sure to check out her website to watch that clip.

Intervention...what happens when drugs take over a family? And what's a mother to do to save her daughter from the grip of drugs? Barbara Covington does the only thing she can think to. She sends her daughter to an expensive rehab center... a last hope to save her from her addictions. But then the woman traveling with Emily is murdered and Emily disappears. Barbara's worst nightmare just got immensely worse. Intervention begins a bit slowly, but picks up speed until I could not turn the pages fast enough as I reached the climax and end of the story. As I read the book, I continued to find myself imagining what it must be like to have a loved family member in the clutches of drugs. What would I do and to what lengths would I go to find them and fight for them? Intervention takes you on that twisting journey. In the beginning while some of the threads were forming, I kept waiting for the suspense to build. Once it did, it never stopped. This book will be a great read for those who like suspense with a strong family dynamic, tiniest hint of romance, and a spiritual thread that leaves the reader with hope at the end -- something missing from much suspense.


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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