Book Review: Indelible

4 Oct

Colorado search-and-rescue volunteer Trevor MacDaniel saves a boy from a mountain lion, and meets the youngster’s aunt, sculptor Natalie Reeve. But their own turbulent pasts, an unfamiliar present danger—and Natalie’s unusual gift—threaten their relationship. When a twisted mind sees Trevor as an adversary, can the hero save himself?






While home schooling her four kids, Kristen Heitzmann wrote her first novel. It became one of a five book historical series. Since then, she has written three more historical novels and eight contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels including The Still of Night, nominated for the Colorado Book Award, The Tender Vine, a Christy Award finalist and Christy Award winning Secrets. She lives in Colorado with her husband Jim, sundry family members, and pets. 

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My Impressions:

I don’t think I have read a book by Kristen Heitzmann that I haven’t liked.  And Indelible is no exception.  Set in the same town as Indivisble, with some of the same characters, Indelible is a fast-paced, high-speed suspense novel that kept me turning the pages.

Trevor McDaniel is a larger than life former gold medal winning skier who risks his life to save people in precarious situations.  He sacrifices safety to make up for a failure in his past.  Natalie Reeve has an unusual gift –she literally can’t forget a face — that sometimes feels more like a curse.  Both characters see themselves as flawed, while others view them as heroic. The two are thrown together when Trevor rescues Natalie’s nephew from the jaws of a mountain lion. Natalie sculpts her vision of Trevor as something of a super hero/guardian angel.  But Natalie and the town of Redmond are not the only ones who see Trevor as an angel.  There is disturbed person out there trying to get Trevor’s attention — causing tragedy along his path.

In this latest novel, Heitzmann takes a look at perceptions — how we view ourselves as well as how others view us.  Neither is very accurate.  The characters magnify their own flaws, while focusing on the strengths they find in others.  It’s an interesting study of personal viewpoints.  A good book discussion pick, Indelible will have your group discussing what is reality and what is merely image, along with how God looks at the real man underneath.



(I received an ebook version of Indelible from Waterbrook Press.  The opinions are mine alone.)

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