Downfall is the third and final book in the Intervention series written by New York Times best-sellling inspirational author Terri Blackstock. Though I have not read the preceding works, I thought Downfall was an easy and suspenseful read! I finished it within two days, and am eager to see beginnings of this gripping saga.
A girl named Emily Covington is the protagonist throughout the series. In the beginning she was a drug addict, but she’s two years clean in Downfall. Despite her sobriety, her family fears she’s on the brink of a relapse. Emily’s car getting blown up and a murder of a neighbor doesn’t help much either. In light of these incidents, Emily thinks she has an idea of who the murderer is, though her hunch isn’t taken very seriously—it’s based off the plotline of the Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. She takes it upon herself to warn the next victim of potential danger, only to find herself pinned to that murder later on.
Blackstock was inspired to write the Intervention series through her own experiences of being a mother to a drug addict. She says writing it was therapeutic for herself and even her readers. Though the series has been given favorable reviews and accolades, nothing matters to her more than receiving letters from addicts and families of addicts saying they were touched by Downfall, Vicious Cycle, and Intervention. If you or someone you know is facing a problem with drugs , I encourage you consider reading this series to find comfort, hope and a way out.