Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blogging for books review: Indelible

After a very hectic weekend, I really needed some "me" time. Then our team meeting was postponed, and it was rainy and cold, so I decided a little "mental health day" was in order and cuddled up to my Kindle and finished this wonderful book... which I had received for free to review from "bloggingforbooks.org"

Starting fast and continuing in the same manner, the book drew me in and kept me intrigued and reading until I finished it! My only problem with it was because it was a "galley edition" there were some issues with the format on my kindle, making it more difficult to read, but even that didn't detract from my enjoyment of this book.

Set in a beautiful mountain town, the hero, Trevor MacDaniel, a former skiing champion turned outdoor guide and part-time expert search and rescuer explodes onto the scene to rescue a young boy, Cody, from a mountain lion. The young boy is a son of a baseball hero, and the nephew of local artist, Natalie, who has just opened up a studio next to Trevor's outdoor shop.

As the relationship between Trevor and Natalie develops, we discover about their pasts and Natalie's special gift. She has an eidetic memory which means she remembers everything she sees in detail. Especially faces and their features. One of the ways she deals with this is by sculpting out people's faces so she can get them out of her system.

And then evil appears in their town, through a series of postcards addressed to Trevor of photos taken of children in life-threatening situations. As the story continues we are introduced to more and more interesting characters and all is threaded together to the story's dramatic climax...

I was enthralled not just by the story and the characters, but also by the tone of the writing itself. Upbeat, and compelling, I finished this book feeling uplifted and the rainy day blues were wiped away. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller, but also wants a read that is encouraging and inspiring... making you feel better for having read it... and wanting to be a better person yourself...

I received this book from bloggingforbooks.org, but this opinion is my own.

2 comments:

baltomd said...

Are you still there? I admit I have not explored your blog. I found you while searching for "the dog doesn't bark for the village", which I think you got a bit wrong. I lived in Zagreb for 6 1/2 yrs. not a lifetime. But I married in 1988 and had my daughter there in 1990. I live in the US. May we correspond?

baltomd said...

Please reply. This process to leave a comment is exhausting!

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