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Bloodlines by Keith Cockrell (Review)

In Review on December 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Bloodlines is an exhilarating debut novel from Keith Cockrell, a local professor. Shannon is a graduate student wanting to excavate some portions of an old fort. An uncertain image of a child disappearing into a tree throws Shannon into the middle of a decades long mass murderer’s web of interlocking disappearances, deaths, family histories, romances, and racial tensions.

Cockrell does a masterful job of combining every character there is to meet on the Gulf coast and setting them all on a fictional Louisianan island rich with history. He gives the reader every twist and turn, every dark corner, every kill and near-miss that a monstrous murderer demands.

What makes this novel so intoxicating is watching the characters struggle in their own way with what life is, what death is; when life is worth living and death is worth giving. Sometimes, the answer can surprise you.

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Keith Cockrell is the Director of Theater at Lamar State College – Port Arthur.

Review written by Tyson Peveto

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