Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann is the story of gifted sculptor Natalie Reeve and adventure outfitter Trevor MacDaniel. Their paths first cross when Trevor rescues Natalie’s nephew from a mountain lion attack. Later it turns out that Natalie has just opened an art studio next to Trevor’s outfitter shop.
While Natalie worries about her nephew’s injuries, Trevor is receiving mysterious photos from an anonymous stalker. The pictures become increasingly disturbing, and Trevor and Chief of Police Jonah Westfall race to solve this riddle. Trevor has his own issues to resolve as well.
What makes this book unique is that Natalie is not just gifted, but troubled. She has an eidetic memory, and sometimes suffers from visual overload. She uses clay to work through her problems, resulting in troublingly honest sculptures that she does not show to anyone.
Heitzmann does an excellent job with her characters, showing how difficult it is for Natalie to admit that her eidetic memory causes problems for her, and how Trevor struggles with a secret from his past. Her portrayals make the characters fascintating.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group Blogging for Books program for this review.