Tuesday, April 17, 2012

downfall review

Downfall by Terri Blackstock is sthe final novel in the Addiction series.  I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but come to find out that is not necessary.  The reader is given a bit of a backstory, and can completely follow the plot without having read any of the other books in the series. 
Downfall is about a recovering drug addict, Emily, who lives with her drama queen mother and her borderline ignored brother, Lance.  Her mom's boyfriend, Kent is a detective on the police force, which comes in handy with this family since they are always doing something illegal (or being blamed for illegal activity).  Emily, who works in a rehab center, gets caught in the crossfire of multiple murders and then framed for the murders.  She and Kent have to solve the crime without driving Emily over the edge and back into using drugs. 
This is a pretty good book.  I like when I can pick up a book and not have to read the rest of the series.  The mystery and plot was good.  I didn't figure out who the murderer was until about the last 1/4 of the book. It was a quick read.  Only fault I have is that the characters, though clear and detailed, where not easy to like.  The women where kinda dumb and the mom was like a pit bull when it came to drama.  If she could scream and cry, she would.  The men tended to be chronic hero-wanna-bes.  Though I don't think it's gonna be a classic, I will read Terri Blackstock again.  She was a pretty good read.  I received this book for free from http://www.edelwiess.abovethetreeline.com/

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