Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Review - Indivisible

I'm gonna be honest. I chose this book from WaterBrook Press using a completely non-intellectual decision making process. The cover intrigued me. Why would a suspense novel have a needle and red thread on the cover? Hmm...that alone was interesting enough for me to make the choice to read this novel by Kristen Heitzmann. My contrived selection process paid off with a fantastic storyline.

 A tiny mountain setting with realistic characters quickly captured and held my attention. From Jonah, the brooding sheriff, to Piper with the questionable family, I met some authentic people on the pages of Indivisible. I especially loved cranky old Sarge and Miles, the germaphobe. The author wrote characters that came to life for me. If walking through the town of Redford, I know I'd meet up with Jonah, Tia, Piper, Sarge and Miles. 

As the story unfolds, someone is mutilating animals and leaving them around town. Though mutilation sounds gruesome, the author does an exemplary job of detailing this horrific act without grossing out the reader. As new characters enter the story, I immediately became suspicious, looking for clues that might indicate they were indeed the mutilator. I loved that I needed to keep reading to find the answer. Typically, I can solve the crime midway through a book. I'm delighted I did not have definitive proof until the author wanted to make the revelation known.

What I loved most about this novel is the flawed characters who rely on their faith to get them through. While the storyline was finished, the characters are not. I'd love to meet them again and see what life in Redford is like for them today. Click this link to read an excerpt...INDIVISIBLE by Kristen Heitzmann.

If you like mysteries and suspense novels that leave out the cussing and gratuitous scenes, yet are meaty enough to hold your attention, I encourage you to read Indivisible. I look forward to finding more of Kristen Heitzmann's novels to add to my bookshelves. 

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