Go Home, Afton (The Afton Morrison Series #1) by Brent Jones
Publication Day: 25 June 2018
Publisher: Brent Jones
ISBN: B07CBRX77Q (Kindle book)
Category: Fiction, Suspense Thriller, Serial Killer, Series
Being plain on the outside was a good aesthetic for a woman planning to commit homicide. It was a style that I liked to call thrift-shop fabulous. It made me a bit of an odd duck, sure, but it kept the human race at a distance, which is just how I liked it.
Afton Morrison’s alter ego, “Animus”, describes her as “a female psychopathic vegetarian librarian with a pet goldfish”. Afton sees herself as doing good by killing evil, but she hasn’t killed yet, she has only dreamed it.
She is stalking a local man who was accused of sexually assaulting women in her town, but no charges were filed. She is going to make him pay, but she has a stalker herself, “The Man in the Shadows”, a person from “the incident” in her past.
I picked up this book because of the female librarian serial killer perspective, but I found Afton’s snarky quips extremely engaging and couldn’t wait to see how she pulled off the murder. The suspense is enthralling not only for what Afton is planning but what is happening to her against her will. The only “bad” thing I can say is that the first book in the series is way too short at 116 pages. Yet another series that I plan to continue. Highly recommend.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.
Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex.