Author: Kristen Heitzmann
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
Released: May 3, 2011
Natalie Reeve is a sculptor with an incredible gift; she has an eidetic memory. The only way to get images out of her mind is to sculpt them. Her life changes when she meets Trevor MacDaniel after he saves her nephew from a mountain lion.
Trevor MacDaniel is an ex-skier with a past and painful memories. When he meets Natalie, he begins to feel like he can put away his past and move on. If only the pictures would stop coming. With a stalker who views him as a archangel and adversary he has to find a way to stop him while protecting those he loves.
The book starts off on a fantastic foot with you reading the suspenseful rescue of Natalie’s nephew Cody. It immediately makes you like Trevor and dislike Natalie’s sister-in-law, who blames Natalie for a situation that is out of anyone’s control.
Event after event occurred in quick succession until in a few short chapters you basically have the run down of the book. Then, about a quarter of the way through the book the pictures start being sent to Trevor of children in precarious and terrifying situations.
That’s when the book starts to take a turn for the worst. The suspense in this book just wasn’t very suspenseful to me. Part of the suspense in the book was the stalker’s perspective, in a completely different tone, at the end of each chapter which was actually kind of suspenseful and I really enjoy that added detail to any book.
As well as with the suspense, the romance in this story was kind of weak too. There’s no real memorable or romantic moments. Which in most cases would be fine, but with the suspense the way it was I was hoping the romance would be good, but it wasn’t really.
Redemption comes for this book, however, with the characters and storyline. The characters in this story are lovable and realistic as well as the storyline. The suspense may not have been up to par, but the way it was later out was incredible. It definitely reflected the author’s experience in writing.
Overall, this book is okay, but for an experienced author like this one it falls short of what I know she can do. I’m still a fan and will still read more of her books I just wasn’t impressed with this book. It’s perfect for those who like a gentle suspense and romance with strong characters. I give it two and a half out of five.
I received this book free from the Waterbrook Multnomah blogger program specifically for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.