Thursday, March 3, 2011

Indivisible


HEITZMANN, KRISTEN
INDIVISIBLE

An inseparable bond. An insatiable force.

Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall has experienced the dark side of life and is 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. Jonah 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 Kristen Heitzmann comes a spell-binding tale of severed connections and the consequences of life lived alone.

HEITZMANN HAS LOADED THIS TALE WITH GRITTY REALISM AND CHARACTERS WHOSE LIVES ARE LESS THAN PERFECT. IT IS A HAUNTING, DISTURBING AND ULTIMATELY HOPEFUL READ. THAT BEING SAID, I HAD DIFFICULTY READING SOME OF THE PASSAGES. DETAILS OF THE CRIMES ARE IN NO WAY EXPLICIT BUT MY TRUSTY IMAGINATION KICKED IN AND IT WASN'T PRETTY. BUT I STILL COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.

THE SUSPENSE IS INCREDIBLE AND THE WAY HEITZMANN WEAVES THE SOLITARY LIVES OF THE MULTIPLE CHARACTERS TOGETHER IS SHEER BRILLIANCE. THEY ARE ALL SO DIFFERENT BUT EACH ONE UNCONSCIOUSLY BONDED BY THEIR SOLITARY LIVES. EACH OF THEM IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF LONER, AND FOR DIFFERENT REASONS WHICH WAS REALLY INTRIGUING.

THERE ARE GREAT DETAILS IN THIS BOOK -- THE QUOTES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER -- THE DEPTH THAT WENT INTO BUILDING CHARACTER BACKGROUNDS -- THE SUBTLE REVELATIONS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT A MYRIAD OF SUB-PLOTS.

IN A WORD: MASTERFUL. READING INDIVISIBLE HAS LEFT ME WITH A LOT TO PONDER.

2 comments:

  1. Kristen Heitzmann is a gifted writer, isn't she? I like that she has such a completely different voice and story approach from others in Christian fiction. Indivisible is certainly unique. I can't wait till her next book, Indelible, comes out in May.

    Great review as usual, Kav. :)

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  2. I've only read three of Kristen's books so far, but they've all ahd a different 'feel' to them -- though her voice is distinctive. What talent! I just found out about Indelible yesterday and I'm excited to read it too. It sounds intriguing!

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