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Vicious Cycle: An Intervention Novel | [Terri Blackstock]

Vicious Cycle: An Intervention Novel

When 15-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she's the newborn daughter of a meth addict he's been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse. His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan - the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother.
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Publisher's Summary

When 15-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she's the newborn daughter of a meth addict he's been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse.

His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan - the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother hiding behind her lies. In this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty, bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the devastating choices that can change lives forever.

©2011 Terri Blackstock (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Rita Walden GREENWOOD, SC, US 03-07-11
    Rita Walden GREENWOOD, SC, US 03-07-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Vicious Cycle"

    Terri Blackstock does it again! Her books are always great listens. Plenty of action, adventure, a kind of can't put it down book, with a what would Jesus do, added to it!!! She is by far my favorite author!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri 06-27-13
    Sheri 06-27-13 Member Since 2013

    “I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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    "FIRE THE NARRATOR..... Good book, bad narration!"
    What did you love best about Vicious Cycle?

    The storyline is good, okay suspense. Too much repetition of certain parts of the story over and over to different characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jordon, wanted to just shake her and help her. Wanted to kidnap Grace myself and keep her, lol.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I absolutely disliked this narrator. She was boring and very inconsistent with her characters. Over exaggerating at times the accents. I hated Kent's character, made him sound stupid. I almost stopped listening to this book because of her and won't listen to anymore with her as the narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, only because of the narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Las Cruces, NM, United States 01-30-12
    Martha Las Cruces, NM, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a Bedtime Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Blackstock has her characters back from Intervention. Lance is such a good guy that you sure don't want bad things to happen to him, but he gets himself entangled with evil while trying to do good. Depending on God is evident in this story. It is dark and suspensful. Don't listen to it before bedtime or you'll be dreaming. . . Good read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Murchison, TX, United States 03-06-15
    Karen Murchison, TX, United States 03-06-15 Member Since 2012

    Love Christian music, listening to good clean books, directing/playing handbells, love family, quilting, and clean suspense books.

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    "Great Christian author"

    Thank you, Terri, for not being afraid to share your faith to others through your penmanship. I recommend her books to everyone. Do you know Jesus? If you don't, please consider His great and mighty power and let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart. I pray for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 12-20-14
    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 12-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The reader can whine."

    I have rarely understood the complaints people have about readers but this one was truly awful. Every character had a whining plaintive tone no matter what was going on.

    I am a HUGE Blackstock fan, but in this series she is mystifying me a bit. Usually Blackstock has us all cheering for the "good guys." In this case, there are sort of set up, inherently evil characters, and the main good guy is a kid who is continuously sefl-centered, disobedient (not as in didn't-do-the-dishes, but as in gets-off-the-plane-his-mom-puts-him-on) and obstinate to the point that by this second book the reader knows that the very minute his mother says that it's really important that he does something, we can count on the fact that he will do something completely different. BUT he is not the one on drugs, so we're supposed to say "hurray for him."

    Therefore I have to say, well written and keeps moving in Blackstock style, but a sort of different moral backdrop than I usually expect from her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janojet 09-24-14
    Janojet 09-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Too much religion for me"
    Would you try another book from Terri Blackstock and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    No


    Has Vicious Cycle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not the genre.


    What character would you cut from Vicious Cycle?

    God!!


    Any additional comments?

    I coudn't be bothered continuing this story because I felt like religion was being thrust down my throat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 09-08-14
    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 09-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Far too Preachy"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has a strong Christian faith


    Has Vicious Cycle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The genre is fine but I wouldn't read another book by this author.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No. It had the potential to be a good story but after only a few chapters I couldn't stand all the religious preaching and gave up. If you have a strong Christian faith you might enjoy it but if you are not religious you will find it hard to stomach.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 09-05-14
    Andrew 09-05-14
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    "Even better than Intervention ... and it was great"

    This is the 2nd book in the Intervention series. Since this one involves a newborn baby, it really tugged at my heart. The last hour or so was intensely suspenseful. I highly recommend this series!

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    lmbowyer 07-28-14
    lmbowyer 07-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Predictable"
    What disappointed you about Vicious Cycle?

    The storyline had great potential but the book ended up being very predictable and disappointing. I'm not a fan of novels where everything always falls into place and you can clearly see it coming early on.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Milton, FL, United States 08-28-13
    Ruth Milton, FL, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great series"
    Would you listen to Vicious Cycle again? Why?

    I loved this series. You really feel the characters come to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story touched close to home, maybe a little too close.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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