Book Review: Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann

"The image you left was very strong." Hands pressed to her back, she paced in short quick steps. "If what I capture is emotionally static, it fades. If not, it leaves an indelible imprint until I transfer it to the clay."

Natalie has a gift; or is it a curse? Her eidetic memory allows her to capture emotion into her sculptures like no one else. But when Trevor McDaniel, a search and rescue volunteer, recovers her nephew, Cody, from the jaws of a mountain lion and the toddler is left in the care of Natalie, and she wonders, with this “gift”, if she’s fit to take care of Cody by herself.

Trevor’s strong protector quality drives him to take Cody under his wing and meanwhile, a budding romance forms between him and Natalie. Trevor struggles with breaking free from his own past, and tries to compensate by helping Cody face his fears.

A psychotic stalker is somewhere in their midst, deep in the shadows. First blackmailing Trevor, then threatening closer and closer to home, putting helpless victims at risk until it finally goes too far. Can they face their own fears and work together to put this twisted man’s actions to an end before it’s too late?

I was excited to read this book, as it is a sequel to Kristen Heitzmann’s previous novel, Indivisible. It was great to see characters from that book make reappearances in this book. But, for this reason, some of the parts may be a bit confusing for someone who has never read this book’s prequel.

Kristen is one of my favorite authors for several reasons: her plot lines are complex, her writing is unique and visual, she always creates likable characters, and the way she writes dialogue is natural and believable. She is a master at making the reader feel exactly what the characters are feeling. Each of her stories features a tough and athletic hero, and an elegant and artsy heroine. This book is no exception.

The only problem I have with her books is that she makes characters drink wine. This is a very controversial subject, which is why it’s not usually mentioned in Christian books. I personally don’t like that she does this, as I don’t drink at all.

I do like, however, how the story is kicked off with a bang, the action starting on the very first page and pulling me in right away. The rest of the story was not a letdown either, it held my attention all the way though.

One thing that separates Kristen Heitzmann from other authors is her ability to get you inside of an emotionally disturbed person’s head. Her writing from this perspective is downright creepy and really sets the mood. Not for the faint-hearted!

If you love romance, suspense, and psychological thrillers, you’ll love Kristen Heitzmann!
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I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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


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