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(Redford #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,089 ratings  ·  141 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Waterbrook Press (first published 2010)
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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 engagin
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won-it

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
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
The Good: An exciting whodunit with a great cast of characters, Kristen Heitzmann wove a tale that kept me involved until the end.

The Bad: Some of the descriptions are gruesome(view spoiler). Also, two usages of the h-word (not in a religious sense) were a bit surprising for a Christian novel.
K.M. Weiland
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Delightful character study, creepy (if lightweight) mystery, all packaged in Heitzmann's ever-sterling prose. Thoroughly enjoyed it. ...more
Gale Lynd
Incredible and compelling

What a phenomenal read! Kept me going into the late nights with the moon! Shocking and page turning are a mere form of a description as to the power and pull of this book! Bringing in the God factor was the thirst quencher for me! I just love when a Christian novelist can write murder mysteries with real feeling and a powerful story. And yet keep it clean and concise. Kristen brings to the murder mystery world what Christ brings to His people! Redemption and Hope! .
May 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent. The characters were developed so well! Heitzmann does a great job with suspense and doesn't go too far that I'm unable to sleep at night. The perfect combination of mystery and inspiration. She creates a strong connection to the characters and makes you feel what they feel. I've loved all of her books and this one did not disappoint!! ...more
Kati Decarlo
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. Heitzmann is quickly becoming my favorite Christian fiction (suspense) author.
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read with some creepiness!
Stacy M. Patton
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense-mystery
At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this book. The beginning is a little dark and depressing. The main characters start off with some deep dark secrets that leave them lonely people. The mysterious dialogue leaves you guessing as to how the past has affected these main characters. But this psychotic thriller is anything but boring and I couldn’t put the book down until I knew the answers to all of my questions. The ending is very satisfying for the most part and it was a good read.
Mary Jane
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author takes you on twists and turns most unexpected in this present day mystery/adventure. Always Heitzmann's books involve a spiritual wisdom. Human problems both physical and emotional are warmly and knowledgeably handled in her books. I tend to gravitate to historical fiction but couldn't put this book down. Loved the Colorado settings throughout many of her books. ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-worth-it
When I began this book I was completely unaware that it was Christian fiction?

Indivisible is predictable and my least favourite read of 2017 thus far. The characters were incredibly annoying and childish.
Wonderful story line, romance and spiritual content and Kirsten Potter, the reader, is amazing! She does the best job of anyone I've listened to. ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had such a hard time getting through this book. The ending was much better than the beginning and the middle, which I had to force myself to read. There were too many characters, making it confusing. Too many things going on at once. And although the end was good, I DID see it coming and I also felt it wrapped up too quickly. For these reasons, although I love Kristen Heitzmann, I can't give it more than a 4. ...more
Penny Clawson
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing suspense and drama
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would class this novel as a bit of a psychological thriller. It was a pretty good page turner for me. Thankfully the romance side of the novel did not play a center role.
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Crazy, psychotic character posing as a normal town business person... very cool premise, well developed characters, intense drama... clean language. (The crime is not suitable for pre-teen readers.)
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Looking for current titles by this author. Is she still writing? Or using a pseudonym?
Lyn Dale
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book! The author's Christian background shines through without overwhelming you despite the urgency of the story. ...more
Tamara Tilley
May 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mike Briggs
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, mystery
The characters:
Jonah Westfall - chief of police in Redford Colorado. One where the kids actually stay instead of flee because of the nearby skiing resort. Jonah has alcohol problems, though he has been clean and sober for the last six years. Stumbles but keeps clean. Jonah has something of a bad past, more than just the tough father, former chief of police, who beat him and starved him as punishment. Jonah doesn’t think he is good enough for any woman, though he seems to be in love with Tia. Th
Apr 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
May 03, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Lenore Webb
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Kristen Heitzmann is the award winning author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical series. An artist and musician, she'll also be found hiking the Rocky Mountain trails. ...more

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