Indivisible, A Book Review

March 31, 2011

From the back of the book:

Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall has experienced the dark side of life and iis committed to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, seeking to unmask the perpetrator before the crime escalates and destroys the tranquility of his small mountain town. Johan fights for answers - and his fragile sobriety - amid a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history.

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 spell-binding tale of severed connections and the consequences of live lived alone.

My review:

Indivisible is a well-written mystery bordering on psychological thriller. Throw in broken relationships and difficult childhoods and you've got a great storyline.

There's an air of mystery surrounding this small town and its residents that has you turning the pages as fast as you can. The plot is definitely gripping.

Kristen Heitzmann touches on the problems people have in their lives and the secrets they may be hiding. Affairs, abuse, betrayal, and addiction are weaved in with mystery and suspense in a way that makes for a good read. Behind the mystery is a story of learning how to let go of the past, accepting people for who they are, forgiving mistakes and choosing to love instead of holding onto anger and bitterness.

I loved the characters in this story, most of them are so likable that you can't help but feel like you connect with each one of them in some way. I got so caught up in the lives of these small town characters that I couldn't put the book down.

The relationship of the two main characters is in the forefront of the storyline but the "supporting" characters are just as much a part of the overall story. Even though Indivisible is a mystery/thriller ,the characters are so identifiable and believable that they become strongest part of the story.

I admit that the animal mutilation/cruelty part of the story wasn't my favorite part of the book, but the author was able to weave it into the rest of the storyline in such a way that it wasn't your main focus of the story. The reason for the mutilations was a bit confusing for me until the end of the book. Once the truth is revealed the depth of the insanity behind the mutilations is intriguing.

The "who done it" was a bit predictable for me. It was fairly obvious early on who is responsible for the mutilated animals, their reason behind it wasn't as easy to figure out. There was enough suspense thrown into the mix that it that made me want to hurry and finish the book.

The end of the book left me wanting a sequel. It left me wanting more of the characters, more of their stories. (They're that likable.) When a writer can leave you wanting more, they've done a good job.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


MiMi said...

Maybe it will be a series!

Post a Comment

I love hearing from all of you so don't be shy.