The Covington family has had their share of pain and trials in both Intervention and Vicious Cycle...but it's not over yet! Downfall revisits Barbara, Emily, Lance, and Kent as they adjust to a new life in Atlanta, Georgia...and find themselves mixed up in another murder that, once again, seems to be pinned on recovering drug-addict Emily. Has she once again reverted back to using, or is someone setting her up?
Terri Blackstock nailed this one on the head--Downfall was definitely my favorite in the series! With sporadic scenes from `The Avenger's' point-of-view and an interesting twist to a Alfred Hitchcock movie, Downfall beings strong and keeps amping up the suspense, tension, drama!
Emily has been free from drugs for about two years, but that doesn't mean she still struggles with her past addiction. I really came to admire Emily as she fought her flesh so hard--even when she was emotionally and physically hurting, she resisted going back to drugs to help ease her problems. Instead, she leaned on the Lord, trusting Him to be strong when she could not...and He was!
I was slightly sad to see the Intervention series come to an end and say goodbye to the Covingtons, I think it is for the best--this poor family needs a break from all the trauma they've enduring the past few years. The ending was really sweet, leaving me contented with how this wonderful cast of characters ends up. Terri Blackstock certainly fulfills her trademark, Up All Night Suspense!! Downfall is sure to keep you reading into the wee hours!
I reviewed this book for Zondervan. Many thanks to Shelby for sending me a copy to review. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.