When Tim’s ex-con brother, Jake, turns up asking for his help, he knows it’s not going to be entirely legal. What he’s not expecting is to be roped into stealing a racehorse and smuggling it across the border from Canada to America. What follows is an unpredictable, unforgettable journey, with a shocking discovering awaiting them at the end.
I love Tyler Keevil’s writing. His stories are whacky and crazy, but completely believable at the same time. No Good Brother is written from Tim’s perspective, looking back on events. The pre-emptive elements are really effective because they hint at what is going to happen without giving anything away. I really liked it.
The story did feel a little bit long. There were multiple points where I thought it was heading towards an ending, when something else happened to renew the plot. In a way, this was good because it was exciting and kept me on my toes. But on the other hand, I wouldn’t have minded if the book was a bit shorter.
The relationship between the brothers is wonderful. They have very little in common and don’t actually seem to get along that well, but they’re family and, after the tragic loss of their sister, that matters to them above all else. They will sacrifice anything for each other and that makes their relationship really special. It’s also entirely understandable.
If you’re looking for top quality story-telling, this is the book for you.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.