Book Description: 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 troubled 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.
Kristen Hietzmann is a suspense writer of the best kind. Her fast paced novels keep the reader on the edge of their seat from the first page until the last one. I read this one while on taking a road trip... it sure made the 19+ hour car ride much more pleasurable.
This novel comes after Indivisible, Although it probably adds depth to the story, I don't think it is necessary to read one before the other. However I will say I cant wait to read the first book and I suggest if you have the opportunity read them in order. The topics Kristen chooses to write about are not the normal everyday life type of topics, but yet they are still present and draw you in to the this could happen mind set.
The story line is unique and very well thought out. Taking two characters that have been injured in their own unique ways learn how to better understand themselves and each other. A woman with an eidetic memory who uses sculpting as her way to deal with the stress of having people’s images imprinted in her mind and a former Olympic skier with a hero complex and a stalker. The are both strong characters and yet vulnerable. The author takes great care to balance the two and give us a glimpse into the lives of these to complex people and their struggle to find a way through their struggles towards trust and love.
The story flows well, though fast, and the only thing I regret how fast I read it, you end the book wanting more. (The mark of a good book in my opinion.) She makes you feel as if you can see the scenes happening, and that you are right there. Not for the faint of heart and not an easy feel good cozy read.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."