Despite my best intentions, here I am at the last minute working feverishly on finishing Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann for its blog tour. This week has been crazy - school is trying to wind down as the kids seem to be winding up - and I have been frantically helping seventy plus fourth graders work on state reports and suffering from the departure of my fabulous student teacher whose help the past seven weeks has been wonderful.
Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann is the first book I have read by this author, and I must say that I feel a bit behind the times as I read over her biography and accomplishments. Indivisible is a book full of psychological suspense, a page turner, set in a beautiful Colorado small town.
The story is entirely believable: Jonah Westfall, the chief of police comes across a pair of raccoons that have been mutilated- sewn together. Westfall begins to investigate this crime, hoping that by his early involvement things don't escalate. This small town setting provides an interesting cast of characters in Tia, a Redford native and shop-owner, Piper who has relocated to this beautiful setting, Liz Rainer, the town's veterinarian, and a host of other people whose friendships and relationships make up the small town's dynamics.
As I said, this novel is one of suspense, and I don't want to give away too much, except that from early on I felt there was something a little bit off about one of the characters. As things progress it becomes evident that things aren't just a little off - they are completely bizarre - frighteningly so and what has been hidden is a very scary psychological problem.
These hints kept me turning the pages, racing to the end to find out how things would be resolved. Those looking for some suspense should try Indivisible.
Click here to listen to an interview with Kristen Heitzmann.
This book was provided by Waterbrook/Multnomah