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As a bibliophile, my passion for books coalesces with a love of writing, and writing book reviews allows me to share literature with the world.

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

And the dysfunctional family of the year award goes to the Morrows. On its surface, this story is reminiscent of that of the historical Bloody Benders, but with an even more sinister flavor. Amidst the habitual routine of his life, 19-year-old Michael Morrow does not ask questions. He knows better. However, meeting an attractive girl who shows interest in him changes everything. Sometimes diverging from what is familiar is painful, though, for all of those involved. Ahlborn crafts a deeply disturbing tale interwoven with abuse, murder, and vengeance. “Brother” is not for the faint of heart and contains sexual scenes as well as widespread profanity. Nevertheless, the story keeps the reader turning pages in an eagerness to discover whether there will be a light of redemption in the end.