Did that title get you? I’m actually talking about Tony Birch’s book Blood, a novel I picked up last week and couldn’t put down. He’s an Australian author I haven’t read before. This book is about a brother and sister, a mother who is more intent on her next man and her next drink, and the grandfather who for a little while provides some stability. The brother, Jess, has sworn to protect his little sister, a promise made in blood, and their journey from the country back to the city, the dangers they face, the people, some good, some bad, that they meet, will keep you gripped. It’s an amazing journey and you want to cheer for Jess as he fights for survival. A great story.