Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann
From the book jacket: 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.
I loved this book. I found it fascinating. My degree is in Psychology, and the workings of the mind have always interested me. One of the main characters, Natalie, has eidetic memory. There is much debate over whether or not eidetic memory such as this actually exists, but the idea of it is more than intriguing. I loved that the author took such a concept and created an entire story around it. She did embellish eidetic memory a bit, in that Natalie did not just have faces locked in her head, she saw right through people, to the honest good and bad. Fascinating, the idea that such an ability could exist.
And the story itself is gripping. Couldn't put it down, as the cliche goes. And though the events were perhaps extreme, I think it still maintained a sense of believability.