Book review: Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann

Myka Bertrand

2 Stars

December 22, 2011

I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for posting a review. I was not paid for my review nor was I told what to write or where to post it.

From the back of the book:

"In a clash of light and darkness, can courage prevail?

Rescuing a toddler from the jaws of a mountain lion, Trevor MacDaniel, a high-country outfitter, sets in motion events he can't foresee. His act of bravery entwines his life with gifted sculptor Natalie Reeve - and attracts a grim admirer.

Trevor's need to guard and protect is born of tragedy, prompting his decision to become a search and rescue volunteer. Natalie's gift of sculpting comes from an unusual disability that seeks release through her creative hands. In each other, they see strength and courage as they face an incomprehensible foe.

When a trouble soul views Trevor as archangel and adversary, Redford's peaceful mountain community is threatened. Together with police chief Jonah Westfall, Trevor presses his limits to combat the menace who targets the most helpless and innocent."

This was a very challenging read for me. When the story started to stray from those that I considered the main characters (Natalie, Trevor, Whit, Sara, Aaron, Paige, Cody), I got completely lost. At times there were characters brought in to the scene with no introduction and the author jumps right in to it. I found myself having to read and re-read sections. This is something I never should have to do.

Halfway through the book I feel like all I have read is what was described on the back of the book. Nothing new has happened and I am not 100% sure exactly what is supposed to be happening that is such a big deal. There was just too much 'leading' up to the eventual end. I am glad I finally finished it...I couldn't wait to reach the last page. And not for the reasons that I should have.