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Ill Will

Dan Chaon

Thirty years ago, Dustin's adopted older brother, Rusty, was imprisoned for murdering their mom, dad, aunt, and uncle. Now Rusty is being exonerated and released. Dustin, now a psychologist in his forties, is struggling with a dying wife and raising two sons. One of his sons, Aaron, is a teenager with a drug habit. Aaron becomes estranged and Dustin finds out Rusty has been in touch with him. When the bodies of drowned youth begin turning up including one of Aaron's friends, Dustin can't help but speculate that his family is involved.