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Indivisible: A Novel (Radcliff Colorado)

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An inseparable bond.
An insatiable force.


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
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by WaterBrook Press (first published 2010)
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justablondemoment
Jonah & Tia are two people living in a small town with a shared past try to stay out of each others way. However, when a series of crimes starts to escalate, they can no longer ignore each other nor the feelings that they have been trying to bury.

I really enjoyed this book. Was a first for me from this author and left me wanting to read others. Although I agree with other reviews, that the villain in the story was easy to figure out, for me it did not hurt the story. The characters were eng
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Bree
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Wow. Whoa. This book was really cool. I'm not one to normally read thrillers or mysteries, but I'm trying to mix up my reading list with everything. I'm very pleased that I did.

First, I'm going to comment on this author's amazing writing. It's just beautiful. A book that could have been written so plainly and simply was instead written lyrically, almost as if a poem. It's hard to describe, but I really love books written like this. Props to the author and her word pictures. It
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Molly
May 14, 2010 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Molly by: Waterbrook Multnomah
Three words: Oh. My. Goodness. Where have I been hiding to not have read Kristin Heitzmann's work before? I have heard nothing but highest praises for Kristin's work and was anxious to read one of her books, so when the opportunity arose to review this book, I jumped on the chance! I was NOT disappointed!

Kristin's words drew my mind in immediately. I felt a strong connection with all of the characters. The skill in which Heitzmann writes with is astonishing. The plot, characters, and events tra
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Jennifer
I found this book hard to enjoy as it was just too dark and disturbing for my own taste. All of the main characters are from dysfunctional families and have incredibly painful backgrounds and issues. Cruelty, mental illness, regrets, etc. I would say that is pretty realistic on one hand as the majority of us could probably point out dysfunction in our past/backgrounds but it was focused on so heavily in this book that it left me feeling awful and not really wanting to finish the book. I knew goi ...more
Staci
May 13, 2010 Staci rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Staci by: Tour Book
Shelves: 2010-reads
Heitzmann is a new to me author so I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but let me tell you that there was not a slow spot in this book. The author weaves a very intricate story between the past and the present, giving you little glimpses into how past actions of so-called upstanding people can damage and reshape innocent lives. The characters are very real and I felt that they came off as very authentic, especially Jonah battling his demons with alcohol. I always enjoy reading stories that ar ...more
Lydia Presley
This was the first book I've read by Kristen Heitzmann. I wasn't sure what to expect and there were some aspects that pleasantly surprised me, but also a few things that disappointed me.

The biggest issue I had in reading this book was that I spent about 65% of it completely confused. The characters (especially the women) were so similar in personality I kept mixing them up with each other and had to go back and remind myself who was who a few times. Once I got them straightened out though things
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Karen
Full of twists and turns and slightly unbelievable narrative. I never quite knew what to expect. The characters are interestingly developed. The theme of some indivisible finds goes through the book and you are left to wonder what all that is really about. The answer is very unusual.
I really like Kristen Heitzmann's writing style and highly recommend many of her books. This one definitely has a lots of unique twists.
Kati Decarlo
I loved the characters in this book - there was a variety of personalities that kept me turning the pages. Also, while Heitzmann isn't writing the next great American novel, I enjoy her style of writing - she strives to deal realistically with ugly pasts, disappointments, etc. I recommend!
K.M. Weiland
Delightful character study, creepy (if lightweight) mystery, all packaged in Heitzmann's ever-sterling prose. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Wesley
Amazing book. Heitzmann is quickly becoming my favorite Christian fiction (suspense) author.
Cricket Muse

Police Chief Jonah Westfall battles external and internal conflicts in Indivisible by veteran author Kristen Heitzmann. Jonah finds himself immersed in the bizarre investigation of mutilated animals in the tourist town of Redford, Colorado. He also must deal with rising drug infiltration while contending with his on-going conflict with Tia, whose past intersects with his present concerns. Mixed in all this is his resolve to mend his wavering dedication to sobriety and trying to mend the hurts of
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Melissa
Excellent read with some creepiness!
Marci
Every once in a while I am extremely grateful for these Advanced Reader’s copies of books because they bring to my attention an author I was unfamiliar with. This is one of those times I want to give a big Thank You to WaterBrook Multnomah for the free book!. Actually, it may be more correct to say that the program finally got me off the fence about reading an author whose name I was familiar with but whose work I was not. Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann was a very pleasant surprise, a book in ...more
Debbie
"Indivisible" is a general fiction about abusive childhoods, forgiving oneself for past mistakes, and finding hope for the future. It also has two romances going on where the past is interfering with the couples' possible future. And it also has two mysteries going on--one of them a "who-done-it" that readers can try to solve.

It may sound complex, but this fast-paced story was woven together well. The main focus of the story--and the main source of the suspense--was the tension in the various re
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Wendi
Indivisible
By Kristen Heitzmann
Published by Waterbrook Press

Indivisible is a novel of suspense set in a small mountain town in Colorado. Police Chief Jonah Westfall has his hands full with the growth of the community, a suspected drug lab, and disturbing animal mutilations. As if his own demons aren’t enough to deal with. Jonah is tall, rugged and brooding. The type of man women are drawn to, hoping to heal his clearly evident emotional wounds.

Tia Manning in not one of them. With emotional wound
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Deborah Sloan


A suspense thriller sure to please everyone with just a hint of Christian ethics included which I found to be refreshing in this psychological thriller mix. Who would have thought you could get so caught up in the lives of the people living in a small town that you couldn't put the book down. That's just how I felt reading Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann.

For Police Chief Jonah Westfall the recent animal mutilations in Redford, Colorado are weighing heavily amidst a backdrop of increased drug t
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Jennifer
From My Blog...[return][return]It is amazing how many secrets a person can keep and lies a person can tell themselves as is expertly shown in Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann. Redford is a relatively small community, peaceful by nature, nestled in the mountains yet behind the facade of ordinariness lies buried secrets, regrets and untold heartache. Heitzmann's characters are likeable, flawed and easy to relate with; I harboured a soft spot for Sarge Beaker whose gruff manner well hid his pain an ...more
Lenore Webb
in·di·vis·i·ble: consisting of one whole whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually

This coming April is going to mark the 5 year anniversary of Dear Hubby's sobriety. I am so very proud for him. But I am also understanding how this has at times been a day by day battle. Things are much easier for DH now. At first is was pretty hard for him. He says that stress is the hardest thing to handle for a problem drinker. To not let the stress take over and then hide with a bottle to keep fro
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Jennifer Defoy
Being an animal lover this one was kind of hard for me to read. The writing was great but the subject matter was something that really makes me emotional. I can't stand to read about hurt animals, and this book had quite a few hurt animals in it. The whole book I wanted to know who did it and I wanted to do the same horrible things to them.

I couldn't figure this whodunit out until the very end. I guessed it just a few pages before they discovered it in the book. I was so surprised, it was such a
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Laura
Title: INDIVISIBLE
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
May 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7309-2
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary suspense

Piper is walking to work at the bakery when she passes something foul smelling on the ground. She is frustrated at work because the owner has five things he makes and he will not allow Piper to experiment. Still, she does sneak in a dried tomato and cheese croissant before her boss gets to work, and then goes to visit her friend Tia to see what she thinks
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Jennifer Slattery
Kristen Heitzman is an excellent author and did a wonderful job of weaving multiple subplots into one cohesive story. Most of us have been warned extensively not to have too many characters in our novels, but Kristen is able to dive into the lives of four very different characters, invoking empathy in the reader for each one, although one point of view used was not as strong as the others. Piper seemed to mirror Tia in many ways and didn't come across as dynamic as I would have hoped.

For the mo
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Tamara
INDIVISIBLE by Kristen Heitzmann is by far her most provocative novel. INDIVISIBLE deals with many facets of the human psyche. Rejection, self-inflicted hatred, phobias, betrayal, love, etc. Tia, the heroine, has sentenced herself to a life of solitude because of consequences in her past. Jonah, the hero, is working on his own demons inflicted on him by his iconic father. Both are trying to overcome their past, but do so on a solo journey refusing to let others in.

The main plot of INDIVISIBLE ha
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Loraine Alcorn
Book review Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann
I receive a copy of Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann through blogging for books and was excited to read it .

I'm only able to say a few things I liked about , it is a mystery and has a lot of suspense to it that most will find interesting if you can get passed the unlikeable characters .

I also thought the descriptions of the animal cruelty in this book was a bit much and it ended up depressing me quite a bit , it was hard for me to get passed this and e
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Amydeanne
A baker, candlestick maker, and the police chief all play roles in this phychological thriller. Jonah is always one step away from taking a drink while fighting off his demons, and Piper doesn't even know how to stay still since she's never stayed anywhere longer than a year. And Tia. Will Tia the candlestick maker ever get over her families hate for her? Will she ever be able to forgive herself? Oh and I can't forget Liz - the vet who has a twin sister who is an invalid. Then there is Miles - ...more
Donna
Police Chief Jonah Westfall has a few problems on his hands. Someone is torturing and killing animals, then leaving them where they will be found. His past with Tia Manning looms over everything, and not necessarily in a good way. The owner of the coffee shop, Sarge, has a major health problem that Jonah and Piper try to help with. Then, there is “Lego” man with his interesting set of circumstances. Each of these contributes to his unsettledness, yet he is able to keep away from alcohol. But, ho ...more
Lola4
It is said that every individual has at least one great book inside of him--Indivisible shows that a great author can have one really lousy book inside of her. There was so much that I didn't like about this book that this review could end up as long as the novel itself if I'm not careful.(view spoiler) ...more
Julie (julie37619)
Ok, for the most part I really enjoyed this book. Quick summary: small town police chief and his old flame try to solve a mystery surrounding mutilated animals found in the woods. The premise was good and I liked the characters. My favorite parts were some of the "taboos" in Christian fiction that the author was able to break away from. Her characters are real people - they aren't perfect - and they live like human beings: the drink, sleep together, make mistakes. The writer also doesn't shy awa ...more
Susan
Decent characters who are each struggling in one way or another with their past. Though the story line is not incredibly unique and not very hard to figure quite a bit of it out before any clues or answers are given to you, it is entertaining. At moments when detailing a crime it can be a bit squeamish, though important to the story line. There is a tad bit much going on. As much as I enjoyed the characters and what was going on with them it took away from the mystery/thriller part of the story. ...more
Megan
Kristen Heitzmann is a great author. I have read a number of her older books and really enjoyed them. She has written some characters that have stuck with me for years! While Indivisible was a good book, it was not my favorite by Kristen. Check out her website for the list of her other great books!!

Heitzmann continues to create strong characters in Indivisible. Jonah is the police chief, following the footsteps of his father. Tia is the only one left in town from her family; she is running her m
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Kristina
Jonah and Tia share a haunted past--one they were both able to ignore. That is, until animals begin being mutilated by an unknown, yet seemingly human predator. The appearance of a drug ring and the involvement of one of his police officer's spouses in it's operation only adds to the stress in Chief of Police Jonah Westfall's life. In what seems to be the nick of time, Liz Ranier has set up residence in Redford and reopened the veterinary clinic there. She establishes herself as an invaluable re ...more
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Kristen learned to read at age four in the sit-on-the-floor school her father taught at home. That was the start of her love affair with stories. Skipping kindergarten, she went to first grade at five and dove into learning with a passion. In elementary school, she wrote and illustrated her own miniature books and the highlight of the week was the mile and a half walk to the book mobile.

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