Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Terri Blackstock has long been a favorite author of mine. She has done some books over the years that are not suspense, and those are OK, but in my opinion, she really shines when she does suspense, as this book is.
This is the third, and I assume final, book in a series. All three are suspense novels, and all three revolve around the drug scene and one family dealing with a family member being addicted to drugs and going through rehabilitation.
To me, Downfall is the best and most suspenseful of all three books. I sat down a few evenings ago with plans to read a few chapters and then go on to play some games on my Kindle Fire. So much for that plan. Once I started the book, I could not put it down. I had the time, so I read through the entire book in one sitting. I really liked the characters in this series, and there was even more development of the characters in this book.
As enjoyable and suspenseful as this book and the two that precede it are, Terri also does a great job of portraying the effects of drugs on not just the addict, but the addict's family, and of the struggle to get clean and stay clean. I recommend this series very highly. All three books are great reading.
Terri Blackstock (http://www.terriblackstock.com/) has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention and Vicious Cycle, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.
Downfall is available from Zondervan Publishing.
Thanks to Andrea at Shelton Interactive for the review copy.