It was probably six and seven years ago that I first found Christian suspense. Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock were my favorite authors. Both my public library and church library had many of their titles, which helped me feed my appetite for more. Since then, and especially since I started reviewing books, I have been able to add other great Christian suspense authors to my list.
I prefer to read books that have 1) been highly recommended by someone I know (in real life or a blogging friend whose recommendations I trust) or 2) are written by an author I already know and like. This allows me to skip reading book summaries, which sometimes give too much away.
As a reviewer for Zondervan, I was browsing their titles and saw Intervention by Terri Blackstock. I hadn't read it, or seen it at our church library, so I decided to review it based on the author. I was not disappointed. As I suspected it was about a drug intervention. At least the first few pages were, then it became about so much more!
I'll just share the first sentence from the back cover. Her last hope is the beginning of a new NIGHTMARE.
Oh yeah! This book is gripping and good! Barbara stages an intervention for her daughter, Emily, who is deep into drug addiction. On the way to the drug treatment, Emily disappears...and is now wanted for a crime her mom is certain she didn't commit.
Sorry, but that's all I really want to say about this book. It's good. The panic-level rises. It takes you into a bit of a the life a good family who deeply loves a young woman who is an addict. I think it might open some people's eyes of how a person can go down the road they never imagined...it's for all families who have a loved one in a cycle of addiction. Though I may not have an immediate family member in this situation, it really can be any of us, at any time.
If you wonder if author Terri Blackstock would be able to write this type of book and keep it "real," she is speaking from her heart and experience. Her own precious daughter was trapped in addiction. She knows!
My church and public library already have this book...so I want to share my gently read copy with one of my readers.
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Giveaway ends September 23.
This book was provided by Zondervan for review purposes.
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