Summary: 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? [x]
Review: This was a pretty good face-paced read. It was mysterious from start to finish. I only feel that the ending was a little too fast. I thought I knew who the killer was but the way the story is written you keep second guessing it as Zane makes some questionable choices.
The amount of secrets that kept coming out about their mother kept having me go “WHAT?”. And they weren’t tiny secrets either. It was a very realistic take on family life. Most books either have a lot of happy, sappy picture perfect family or one that is completely totally made up with the amount of crap that happens. This one felt real. However, I didn’t feel a connection to these characters. Nothing made me “feel” for them.
I also liked that most of the characters were Native American. You don’t see that that much.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars!