I was looking for contemporary horror to read, so I used the Googles to help with the search and I stumbled upon a blog listing 10 scary books in which not one of them had been written by Stephen King. I know, I know, I was surprised to find such a list as well.
And on this list (sorry, I forget the blog name and didn’t bookmark it, and I really would have liked to give them credit) was BROTHER by Ania Ahlborn.
I read quite a lot of books from multiple genres, and after a time, you can sense the trends, the story and what direction it is going in, and sometimes, the conclusion without having to finish the book. This happens to me a lot, actually, to the annoyance of my family and friends (they don’t like to watch movies with me because I can predict the ending quickly). And I can do this because I practice it a lot. I read all the time. I watch movies all the time, so, after a while, nothing truly surprises me.
I like being surprised. I try to surprise my readers with my books, and so far, luckily, I’ve been successful. And when an author surprises me, I am over-the-moon happy about it.
That’s what happened when I read BROTHER.
I won’t spoil it, but I will say that you usually know what type of book you’re getting into when it involves a family of backwoods cannibals. So I wasn’t expecting much in the way of a new storyline. I was absolutely wrong. And I am so happy that I was.
If you love horror with new, clever, and surprising storylines, you’ll love this book.
I mean, go get it now, off of Amazon, or wherever you can get it. Me? I’ll be buying the rest of Ania’s books.
John Hunt is the bestselling author of Doll House, The Tracker, Off The Grid, and his newest novel, now available on Amazon, Murder Run.
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