Book Review: Brother by Ania Ahlborn


Brother by Ania Ahlborn
Reading Level: Horror
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 337

Book Summary: Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard.

But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn’t like the rest of his family. He doesn’t take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he’s sure that someday he’ll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he’s immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he’s become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place…

My Review: Beautifully twisted and deliciously appetizing, Brother by Ania Ahlborn is the epitome of horror excellency. From the first chapter, my gut told me that I was going to eat this story up. Ania’s writing ability is like no other. Her imagery and rhythm of story telling, made me fall into a trance like state of reading. As a reader, it was such a treat to be able to get lost in this twisted tale. It was just I and the scum of the Earth family of the Murrows.

The Murrows, where do I even start? This family is so royally messed up, that they make any problem you’re going through look minimal. The murderous urge within a couple of the characters was unsettling. It shook me to my core to see such malice behavior in human beings. The only bright hope within the family was Michael. Poor, tragic, Michael. At times, I wanted to yell at him to grow a pair and then I had moments I felt great sadness for this imprisoned soul.

I don’t want to give away too much because the story speaks for itself. The continuous twists and turns left me gasping for more. And by the climax, I was left with my hand over my mouth, while I exhaled, “no fucking way.”

So, my book friends I leave you with a taste for one hell of a ride! If you’re a fan of thrillers or horror books, then Brother is the way to go. Ania has become one of my favorite authors now, and you bet your ass I’ll be purchasing all her works!

My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

About The Author:

Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door. She’d spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal share.



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