Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brotherly Love

By William D, Blankenship

Ben is a successful designer with a lovely wife and two children. He lives his life secure in the knowledge that his evil twin brother, Harry, is dead, killed in a car crash.
Unfortunately, Harry isn't actually dead. He is very much alive and he has a huge grudge against brother Ben.
Years ago, Harry raped and murdered a woman and was committed to a facility for the criminally insane. He was never supposed to be released but he was, only to die in a crash.  But that wasn't Harry in the crash. Harry has new identity and plenty of money and now he is closing in on brother Ben and family, looking for some kind of twisted revenge.
But Harry makes a mistake when he picks up a female hitchhiker and does to her what he likes to do to women. Only this dead girl is the daughter of an organized crime boss, Tony Scar. Tony Scar wants his daughter's killer dead. But which one is the killer? The police refuse to believe Ben's claims that Harry is back from the grave.
But in the end, it doesn't matter to Tony Scar. His daughter is dead and he doesn't care if Ben, Harry and Ben's wife and kids all have to pay the ultimate price.

I liked this story despite is rough elements of rape and murder. It adds quite a twist when the murdered girl turns out to be a gangster's daughter who will stop at nothing to exact his vengeance. The ending is a little weird and not exactly happy, which was somewhat disappointing. But the story moves along quite rapidly and was pretty gripping. It was a good read.

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