By Kristen Heitzmann
Published by WaterBrook Press
Dig-In or Re-Shelve? Dig-In!
I actually had a difficult time putting this one down once I got started. In addition to the suspense and and plot twists, which draw thrill-seeking readers, Indelible provides clean yet intriguing romantic interests between select characters. A Biblical spiritual element is also addressed through the direction of the characters’ decisions as well as their responses as crises arise. Though a stand alone book in itself, Indelible is the second-in-series of books set in the mountain community of Redford, Colorado, written by established author Kristen Heitzmann. Though I have yet to read Indivisible, the first in this series, I enjoyed reading Indelible with no background information required.
Natalie Reeves, a sculptor with a unique and mysterious ability, opens a high-end art gallery in the small, close-knit community of Redford, Colorado. Her brother and his family help set up the gallery with hopes for Natalie to begin a new chapter in her life. One capable of dealing with her “unique gift” on her own. But when an ordinary hike turns into a search and rescue effort for her four-year old nephew, Natalie’s life, as well as the residents of the once peaceful town of Redford, is changed forever.
I found the writing style a bit difficult to follow at many points in the book. Having to re-read paragraphs to understand the correlation of events or characters unfortunately slowed the reading pace somewhat. The ending was also a bit predictable. After following unexpected twists throughout the story, I expected a final surprise to wrap up the ending in the same style as the bulk of the book. My expectations were unrealized.
Overall, Indelible it is a great, suspenseful read that just might keep a reader such as myself, burning the midnight oil in anticipation of the next chapter.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, through the Blogging For Books book review program, for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”