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Intervention | [Terri Blackstock]

Intervention

Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.
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Publisher's Summary

Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

©2009 Terri Blackstock; (P)2009 Zondervan

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    Bernadette 06-27-14
    Bernadette 06-27-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Preachy and Predictable"
    What disappointed you about Intervention?

    The book was used as a format to sell Christianity. It was very simplistic and used every opportunity to sell Christianity.


    Has Intervention turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?

    No


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

    No... even the story was simplistic and not very believable. The main character, the mother, was a saintly saved woman. Not very realistic or interesting.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-08-14

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    "Fundamentalist Christian Fiction"

    A fair to good story - if you don't mind being preached to every 10 pages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 06-22-14
    Laura 06-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Christian fiction should be labeled as such"
    What did you like best about Intervention? What did you like least?

    While this is a basically pretty good story, the hard-sell Christianity increased as the story progressed. Buyer beware.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    JlN 11-09-10
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    "Great read"

    This is the best Blackstock book yet. Very suspenseful. Anyone with a child with a drug problem should listen to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    . Newton, MA, United States 12-10-14
    . Newton, MA, United States 12-10-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Too preachy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Take out so many prayers and references to god and jesus.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The actions of the hero in times of trouble are sometimes implausible.


    What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

    Monotone, did not make much of an attempt to create a different voice for different characters.


    Could you see Intervention being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ginkgo 06-30-14
    Ginkgo 06-30-14
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    "Read the reviews before you buy!"
    Any additional comments?

    This started off as an interesting premise for a detective novel--a distraught mother investigates the disappearance of her drug addicted daughter. The twist? The daughter disappears as she's being escorted to rehab by the interventionist. As soon as the police detective appears, the whole thing degenerates into a thinly veiled Christian romance novel. Even he writing deteriorates as the author starts to develop the predictable attraction between the mom and the cop. Then, bible passages began to appear! Really?
    Don't waste your credit unless you're sure this is the kind of book you want!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    LaToya Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-25-12
    LaToya Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-25-12
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    "A real page turner"
    What made the experience of listening to Intervention the most enjoyable?

    The love for your child, the things you do to protect them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Intervention?

    When the daughter was trying to find a way out.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the son talk his way to Atl.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 09-09-14
    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 09-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Listen if you do/don't have Faith/Religion"

    This was my first Terri Blackstock listen (or read) and it was a pleasant surprise. I'm used to listening to books that have more details than I would like and usually think the point can be made without quite so much detail. I appreciated the faith the mother had throughout her situation, and that the book had a realistic part at the end where the children understand mom has a lot of faith but they don't suddenly fall at the alter in repentance.

    This is a good listen for someone who likes suspense or drama but doesn't want the gory scenes or details. The religion factor is not overplayed like they're trying to hit you over the head with it. I'm planning on listening to the other two books in this series, and possibly others by this author.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 09-05-14
    Andrew 09-05-14
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    "A gripping view of the world of drugs!"

    Terri pours her heart into this story of drugs and intervention programs. She does an excellent job of showing the reality, horror and suspense of the life of a person with an addiction. She also includes the beginning of a love story ... anxious to read the next book, Vicious Cycle!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 07-06-14
    Kimberly 07-06-14

    I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.

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    "Could not stop listening!"
    What made the experience of listening to Intervention the most enjoyable?

    Great story and performance. Christian mystery at it's finest.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was alway gaining speed and depth.


    What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

    There was not anything I did not like.


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

    Yes! If I had the time.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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