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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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    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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    Laura FL, USA 06-22-14
    Laura FL, USA 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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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.


    2 of 3 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 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Mazeppa, MN, United States 07-06-14
    Kimberly Mazeppa, MN, United States 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 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 07-02-14
    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 07-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "She grabs me every time"

    I love Terri Blackstock books in general. Every time I start a new one, I think "Well, you know she always gets you hooked in the first chapter," so I immediately begin to try to guess what she will use this time. Once again, I thought I had it all figured out, at least down to a "one or the other" sort of guess, but she did something I never thought of. I think is particularly challenging when she writes as an openly Christian author. You sort of know you're not going to have evil win, or soft porn love scenes, or gruesome death throes - and yet I was captivated by how she kept the characters moving as real, believable human beings. One of my favorite Audibles so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ginkgo Seattle, WA, US 06-30-14
    Ginkgo Seattle, WA, US 06-30-14 Member Since 2003
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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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Van Buren, MO, United States 01-19-10
    Marilyn Van Buren, MO, United States 01-19-10 Member Since 2008
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    "entertaining"

    good way to pass a little time listening in.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Antioch, CA, United States 01-26-10
    Lee Antioch, CA, United States 01-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good read (listen)"

    I had trouble putting down the mp3 player. Only when I needed to charge it did it get a rest.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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