Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Vicious Cycle - Terri Blackstock
To protect her newborn baby … Jordan has to abandon her. A sequel to Intervention, this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty by bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the choices that can change lives forever.
When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she’s the newborn daughter of a meth addict he’s been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse.
His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan—the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother hiding behind her lies.
In this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty, bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the devastating choices that can change lives forever.
This story carries on the characters met in Intervention, though this story can easily stand alone. The reader is quickly drawn to the main characters, which is Jordan and her baby. It is tense and fast moving drama. i have a tendency to set aside a book when the tension gets too bad, and i did that numerous times with this book, only to find myself picking it up almost immediately again to continue. (Obviously, as it only took me a few hours to read it). Terri again aptly portrays God's love, even to those we might think unlovable. Also, how often just because the circumstances look awful, it doesn't mean that they are hopeless, nor does it mean that the people in these circumstance don't want to get out of it. Terri has an awesome way with words, and i could see the scenes vividly. Although it would be impossible for me to say i know what the characters went through, i feel i have a bit of an idea through Terri's story.
Thankyou Terri, for bringing these issues into my world, that i can have a better understanding of people around me.
this book is available from Christianbook.com and your local christian bookstore.