Friday, 9 July 2010

Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann

...he stopped several feet from the carcass. A raccoon. But then he realised there were two, only....they weren't.

Someone in Redford, Colorado is mutilating wildlife, in such a gruesome and macabre fashion that the Police Chief fears what might come next at the hands of such a disturbed mind.

He imagined the fluid in his throat, remembered the heat like it was yesterday.

Jonah Westfall battles many demons including a long lasting affair with the bottle. Tormented and driven by the spectre of his late father and his determination to stay on top of his addiction, Jonah is dedicated to his role as Police Chief of Redford.

When was she going to live her own life? How had she forfeited that right? Or maybe she had never possessed it.

Tia Manning is haunted by her own desires. Spending the past nine years atoning for a choice that destroyed her family has made little impression on the guilt and disgust that overwhelms her. Fear and self loathing permeate her soul yet the beauty of her handmade candles hint at what might have been.

Kristen Heitzmann ups the ante in her latest psychological thriller, Indivisible, delving deeper into the inner torment of the emotionally and physically damaged hearts of her multifaceted characters. Skilfully weaving multiple perspectives in this story, Kirsten reveals the long lasting impact of a shattered childhood, the debilitating nature of unrelenting guilt, the daily torment of mental illness and the crippling effect of isolation. The psychological imprint of these experiences is epitomised in one of her intriguing characters in an authentic manner. Jonah, Tia, Piper, Liz and Miles entranced me with their internal battles and the impact of their choices. I was invested in the outcome for each of them. While the perpetrator stands out earlier than I anticipated, it does not detract from the story and provides an opportunity to ponder motivation and compulsion. The latent attraction just simmers and shows Kirsten is adept at both psychological and romantic tension.
The faith element is subtle yet meaningful and I can't wait to read more of her books in this genre.

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With thanks to TitleTrakk & Waterbrook Multnomah for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Freefall, Echoes & The Edge of Recall

Interview with Kristen

Visit Kristen's website

Buy Kristen's books from Amazon or Koorong


Jenny said...

Haven't read a Kristen Heitzmann novel in a while...this one sounds quite compelling. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rel.

scrapbookangel said...

I loved this book. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The characters were engaging and so well written that you could empathize with their struggles.

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