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Downfall (An Intervention Novel) by Terri Blackstock

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Emily  Covington has turned her life around after a drug addiction, but her family still has trouble trusting her in this unabridged audio download of Downfall. Though Emily has committed herself to a year-long treatment program and has been sober for almost a year beyond that, even her mother walks on egg shells around her, fearing she'll relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily realizes she has a lot to prove. When police discover a home-made bomb under Emily's car, and she then learns the wife of one of her friends was murdered that same morning, she knows things are deadly serious.
But who wants Emily dead? And why?
A conversation she had with two men, an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and a plan for a double-murder all conspire for one explosive ride ... and Emily is the only one who can identify the killer and save the life of the next potential victim.
As she frantically works to solve this ever more complicated puzzle, Emily finds herself playing right into the killer's hands.

Goodreads Summary

Emily has finally turned her life around, but she learns that trust is not so easily earned back.  The reader should refer back to the first books in the series to make sure that he/she understands the magnitude of Emily's change and the overall significance.  The reader will be happy to re-acquaint him/herself with the familiar characters and meet a few new characters.  Emily knows that someone is after her, but she doesn't know the motive or who the antagonist could possibly be.   She must discover the answer to these two imperative questions or risk an early demise.

Emily's character is nice enough.  The reader may have a hard time connecting to her at first, especially if he/she hasn't read the first few books, but that connection will slowly grow stronger.  The other characters, especially Emily's mother, are easier to connect to.  The reader will likely figure out who the antagonist is, but it is still exciting to see who it really is and just why he/she would do what he/she did. 

The events are pretty fast-paced.  The chapters are relatively short, easy to get through and put down when the reader wants to savor the novel or wait to see the next events.  The ending is slightly expected, but does contain a few twists that will hopefully surprise the reader.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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