Online Discussion: Vicious Cycle

29 Mar

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.

I just finished reading Vicious Cycle this morning.  It was a very quick read — one day!   There are a lot of reviews out about this book — it was featured by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance last week.

Here are a few review links:

A Heart For Words

Writing For Christ

Southern Sassy Things

Books, Movies, and Chinese Food

Relz Reviews


So what did you think about the book?  Leave a comment about anything — the characters, the plot, if you liked it or not, how it compared to Intervention, etc. And/or you can answer one of the questions below:


Before reading this book, did you have any idea about the physical effects of meth use?

How realistic was the portrayal of the characters addicted to drugs.

What do you think our (American’s) views are on human trafficking?

Did the book open your eyes about this problem?

Thanks for participating!  My book club is meeting to discuss Vicious Cycle on April 8th.  I really appreciate your input before our meeting.

One Response to “Online Discussion: Vicious Cycle”

  1. Howard April 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    At first I wasn’t going to participate in this week’s Book Blogger Hop. I’m not even sure why.

    But here I am. And I’m glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I’m happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

    Highlights include – low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog –

    They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

    I’m going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I’m coming out of prankster retirement!
    Howard Sherman

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