Apr 5, 2016

Book Review: Bloodlines




Fired from his job at the Tulsa Zoo, 26-year-old Zane Clearwater wakes from an alcohol-and cough syrup-induced blackout to learn his mother was killed the night before in a fire in their trailer-park home. Zane has no memory of that night-could he have set the blaze? The police have a lot of questions, but so do Zane and his 14-year-old sister Lettie. When he gets a mysterious text that indicates everything his mother told him about her past was a lie, Zane embarks on a journey of discovery that results in meeting his supposedly long-dead father. Jeremiah Doom has a dangerous streak as long as the Arkansas River and a shady, secretive life. Zane may share his father's Cherokee blood, but can he battle against the anger and violence that also lurks beneath the surface of his own skin? Is Zane destined to repeat the sins of his father?

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I found this to be a rather chilling book.  Just how much of the issues in your life can you blame on your bloodlines?

Zane tries to be a good man. He is an alcoholic and just when he thinks that he is doing good, he slips back off the wagon.  The last time this occurred, his mother died in a fire and he doesn't remember the evening at all.  Did he kill her?  And just who is his mother?   All kinds of information comes out after her death.  Now he has to find out just who she was and who wanted to kill her before he is blamed for the murder.

Interesting book.  It draws in a touch of spirituality and the paranormal along with the more mundane questions about who would want to kill the mother.  There is a lot of tension as Zane struggles not only with his own demons of alcoholism and unrequited love but also attempts to find out why someone would want to kill his mother. 

I would recommend BLOODLINES to my readers that enjoy a suspense packed mystery.  And I hope that Zane and Lettie have a boring rest of their lives. 

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