Downfall by Terri Blackstock

A conversation with two men and an Alfred Hitchcock movie leads to murder. While Emily Covington’s mother and brother walk on eggshells around her, fearing that she will relapse, can Emily find the killer before more people die? And will the events that unfold be the cause of her downfall?
Whenever a series comes to a close, emotions run through me. Sadness, happiness– they all make an appearance when a story I have followed for a long time has finally come to a close. It is no different with Terri’s Intervention series. I am sad to say that Downfall is the third and final book in this series that started two and a half years ago. It definitely was an ending worthy of Terri’s trademark “Up All Night Fiction.”
The suspense was definitely enough to keep me reading. I had about half way to go tonight, and I finished it very quickly. The mystery– as always with Terri’s books– is there and doesn’t let go until all is said and done. I do have to admit that I had the identity of the killer in mind, but that didn’t effect the experience of the story. A reader likes to be right from time to time, yes?
As
Downfall was the last book of the series, Terri does not spend time fleshing out the characters as much as an author would do with a standalone novel. But for a person who has read the two books before this one, Intervention and Vicious Cycle, the characters are easy to connect with and feel as if they are real people.
The whole series is about drugs and the effects it has on teens and their families. As someone who has dealt with a child who had been addicted to drugs, Terri has brought into light the horrible things drugs does not only to the one who uses, but those around them. I am grateful that Terri gave all she had to get this important message across.
I strongly encourage you to pick up
Downfall as well as the first two books in the series. You will not be disappointed!

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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