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13 May 2010

Book Review: Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann

Title: Indivisible
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN: 978-1400073092
Genre: Fiction


From the Publisher:

An inseparable bond.
An insatiable force.

Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers—and his fragile sobriety.

But he can’t penetrate every wound or secret—especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.

From best-selling author Kristen Heitzmann comes a spellbinding tale of severed connections and the consequences of life lived alone.

My Review:

It is amazing how many secrets a person can keep and lies a person can tell themselves as is expertly shown in Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann. Redford is a relatively small community, peaceful by nature, nestled in the mountains yet behind the facade of ordinariness lies buried secrets, regrets and untold heartache. Heitzmann's characters are likeable, flawed and easy to relate with; I harboured a soft spot for Sarge Beaker whose gruff manner well hid his pain and for Miles and the secret pain he held. Chief of Police Jonah Westfall is no stranger to his own share of bitterness, loneliness and regrets, the same can be said for Tia, and the towns newest members; Piper, Liz, Lucy and Miles. Indivisible is a cozy novel only in the aspect of the fact that the reader knows all the main characters, but then all similarities to a cozy story end. What has caused each of these people to live isolated lives, a perceived sense of self-exile, and unworthiness? As the mysteries slowly begin to unravel, a new problem comes to town: animals are being found experimented on, surgically sewn together, and there are no leads. Add in extremely dysfunctional families, alcoholism, abuse, and drug addiction and suddenly the sleepy town of Redford, Colorado is far more than what it appears. Indivisible will keep the reader engaged, waiting to unearth the next nugget of information, the next piece of the puzzle, to solve the hidden mysteries that lie not so dormant in Redford. I would not hesitate to recommend Indivisible to anyone looking for a faced paced, engaging and beautiful novel.

About the Author:

While home schooling her four kids, Kristen Heitzmann wrote her first novel. It became one of a five book historical series. Since then, she has written three more historical novels and eight contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels including The Still of Night, nominated for the Colorado Book Award, The Tender Vine, a Christy Award finalist and Christy Award winning Secrets. She lives in Colorado with her husband Jim, sundry family members, and pets.
Learn more about the author at her website.
Chapter One may be downloaded.
An audio interview may be viewed here.

I received a complimentary copy of Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

You are the third person I saw that likes this book :) It sounds like it was a fantastic read!

Audrey said...

You sold me! Writing it down right away. This sounds like my kind of book :)

Kay said...

This is the second review I've read of this book this morning. LOL

I think that must mean that I MUST get it for my Kindle. I's a sign. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

Nikki-ann said...

Sounds like a great book! :)

Staci said...

I loved your review!!! Puts mine to shame LOL!! I enjoyed this one too and thought it was a great read!

Christina T said...

I've enjoyed Kristen Heitzmann's other novels, particularly Secrets and its sequels, and I liked them. I wasn't sure about this because it isn't quite the type of book she usually writes. Your review was fantastic and I definitely want to read Indivisible now. It sounds like a suspense novel with her trademark of interesting characters with depth.

Heidi V said...

This book sounds interesting thanks for the review!