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Publisher's Summary

In this New York Times best-selling novel from Terri Blackstock, Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction by staging an intervention. But when Emily disappears on the way to rehab - and her interventionist is found dead at the airport - Barbara enters the darkest nightmare of all.

In the wake of Barbara’s husband’s death, her 18-year-old daughter Emily has developed a severe addiction to drugs, and Barbara is afraid her son Logan will pursue the same path. In desperation to save her daughter, Barbara enrolls Emily in a rehab program, complete with an intervention agent scheduled to securely escort Emily to the facility.

Emily and the agent set off for Georgia, but when the interventionist is murdered in the parking garage of the Atlanta airport and Emily disappears into thin air, Emily becomes the prime suspect. Convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that her daughter is innocent, Barbara and her son race to Atlanta to try to find Emily before Detective Kent Harlan arrests her for the murder.

Detective Kent has questions of his own. His gut tells him that this is a case of an addict killing for drugs, but as he gets to know Barbara, he begins to hope he’s wrong about Emily. Fearing for Emily’s life, Barbara maintains her daughter’s innocence. But does she really even know her daughter anymore?

The panic level rises as the mysteries intensify: Did Emily’s obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder - or is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer?

  • New York Times best seller
  • Full-length contemporary Christian suspense novel

Part of the Intervention series:

  • Book One: Intervention
  • Book Two: Vicious Cycle
  • Book Three: Downfall
©2009 Terri Blackstock (P)2009 Zondervan

What listeners say about Intervention

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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.

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  • 10-07-15

Couldn't stop listening!

Good suspense. Thoughtful, moving & inspirational. Didn't feel "preachy".to me. It was clean though, no bad language. Just bought the rest of the series.

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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.

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Engaging Story Line, Disappointing Messages

I gave 4 stars because I really was hooked and stayed engaged. I understand the messages the author was highlighting- mainly how people with addiction affect their family. There are other serious takeaways whether intentional or not and some are good lessons. The characters really got on my nerves though because the mom never listened or did what she was supposed to, and so neither did the kids. She could have caused her daughter to be killed because she wouldn't calm down...never thinking things through...I know you can't blame parents for children's choices but she seems almost to blame for many of the problems even if not all...very conflicting in that way...also what hurts me the most is the watered down message of Christianity that these so called Christian authors promote. If you read the Bible and then read/listen to these books...its not the same. God helps true Christians to live a Christ like life. The mother even though in crisis did not display what Biblically a Christian should have been. I am sad because these books justify living below the standard that a Christian should. Watering down Christianity in the hopes of connecting to more people doesn't produce more Christians, it produces nothing. Just keeps people where they are with a feeling that they are ok even though they are not living out what the Bible teaches.

I am thankful for a story that I can listen to with a good story line and no cursing or other immorality. Just disappointing that the standard of Christian life keeps getting lower and lower by Christian authors promoting that Christians can live by their own rules and still be a Christian. Christianity is about following Christ's example, but these authors are more intent on trying to make the characters act like unbelievers and call them Christians. Shame! Authors could really show how a Christian should handle the problems of life...

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Anointed

Hi Terry, what an awesome book! And what an awesome God we serve!!! God set me free from my addiction, though nothing as serious as hard drugs or alcohol, and I'm definitely going to have to buy the physical book of this for my sister, whose son is nearly finish d his two years of the only drug rehabilitation centre that worked for him - it is run by Christians and on Christian principles - only Jesus truly sets you free! Awesome book and good narrator-ship, thank you, am looking forward to starting on Vicious Circle, God bless you

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very real !

The writer has a good concept of the strong hold of addiction. All 3 books are well written & keep you engaged. The mom needs alanon lol she was very controlling & overbearing, which was an accurate portrayal. Great books