Newly married, Sarah Evans is desperate to save her dying husband, Michael. When the doctor tells her that Michael’s organs are shutting down and she must prepare for the worse, Sarah refuses to accept it. Then she learns that Michael has been keeping a secret from her, he has a half-brother named Dylan, and Sarah is certain her will be a match. There is just one problem; Dylan is in prison for murdering Stacy Richards. She pays Dylan a visit and makes him a deal. Dylan agrees and donates his blood, allowing Michael to get better, but things don’t go as planned.
Dylan has a heart attack, and the doctor puts him into a medically induced comas to save his life. Feeling responsible for Dylan’s condition, Sarah makes it her mission to find out what really happened the night Stacy was murdered. She quickly learns that her husband isn’t the only one in the family keeping secrets. Nothing could prepare her for what she discovers and how it affects the lives of the people she loves.
Some books you read for the action. Others you may read for humor. Blood Brothers was one I read for all my emotional senses to be vividly activated. This novel is chock full of twists and turns, mystery, and surprises. The three characters mentioned in the summary (Sarah, Michael, & Dylan) experience such character development as their realities are unfurled throughout the novel.
Donna Jean Picerno expertly weaves these threads of fate into an ever-evolving plot, keeping the reader on their toes to remember and pay attention to key details, but doesn’t hinder the level of enjoyability at all. The shifts of uneasiness through a tense conversation are felt through the phrasing Picerno provides, such as when Sarah first meets Dylan in prison. The character development is at a level where mannerisms and expressions are innate whenever they appear on the page again.
I loved every page of Blood Brothers and have no word except for give this novel a read at your earliest convenience!
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