Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Exciting New Release From Terri Blackstock!

I don't know about you, but I love a good mystery! Whether it is more of a suspense or a whodunit, I love them all. And let me tell you, Terri Blackstock is an author known for her thrilling suspense novels. So when I heard about Downfall, her newest book, I was overjoyed when I was asked about reviewing it!! This is the latest book in her Intervention series. Learn more about what I thought of it below.

Emily Covington has turned her life around after a drug addiction, but her family still has trouble trusting her. Though Emily has committed herself to a year-long treatment program and has been sober for almost a year beyond that, even her mother walks on eggshells around her, fearing she'll relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily realizes she has a lot to prove. When police discover a homemade bomb under Emily's car, and she then learns the wife of one of her friends was murdered that same morning, she knows things are deadly serious. But who wants Emily dead? And why? A conversation she had with two men, an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and a plan for a double murder all conspire for one explosive ride ... and Emily is the only one who can identify the killer and save the life of the next potential victim. As she frantically works to solve this ever more complicated puzzle, Emily finds herself playing right into the killer's hands.

Emily is someone I fell in love with right away. I felt sorry for her in her struggle with drugs and the battle she faced daily of people not believing her. I realize people can fall back into sin, but at the same time, the neighbors and friends who almost expected her to fall really irritated me. I guess that is a good part for the author as she makes you dislike these people so much.

I had a hard time with Emily's mother, Barbara. She stands behind her daughter to a point but she also flips out when drugs show up in her house. Emily's brother was great and I personally liked him better than Emily:)

The suspense is what made me love this book. It has great tension to it!! It is the type of book that I thought I knew who the bad guy was and it turned out to be someone totally different. Twists and turns pull together for a spine tingling book. Excellent thriller!! I love how Terri makes you feel like you are Emily, fighting the battle against drugs and then you almost step into the shoes of the killer. Excellent book!!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

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