Monday, May 10, 2010

Review: Indivisible

I just got finished reading the book "Indivisible" by Kristin Heitzmann
It was an easy read that I finished easily in only 2 nights. 

Product Description:
Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers—and his fragile sobriety.

But he can’t penetrate every wound or secret—especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.

Review 
Though this story covers a variety of intense and in-depth topics including abuse, addiction, betrayal and love it is written in a manner that is easy and desirable to read. The characters, especially the primary character, Jonah is easy to love and you find yourself wanting to know more about him, his character is well developed and intimately entangled with the books other main character Tia. Their relationship and the tension that surrounds it creates a well built escalation and tension between the other characters and storylines in the book. The author does a great job of revealing the emotional and mental depth of her characters in a way that makes you want to not only know them better but succeed.
As much as I enjoyed the book as a whole I would have liked to see a slightly different layout, or process of revelation. The book, meant to be somewhat suspenseful succeeds in this, possibly too much. The author left a lot of the history out in the beginning of the book in order to create some of the longed-for-suspense but I feel like some of the history and connections between characters could have been revealed a little sooner, primarily between Jonah and Tia.

If you are interested in reading the first two chapters of this book you can click here
You can watch a video interview with the Author Kristin Heitzmann here

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

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