Go Home, Afton
This book was given to me by Melissa Robles from Kate Tilton's Author Services for an honest read and review. A massive thanks goes to Melissa for the ARC of this book and also to the author Brent Jones for allowing me to read this before it is published. I have never read a book by Brent Jones before so I went into this with an open mind.
"A dark and twisty tale about revenge and trying to commit the perfect murder"
We all wear masks, and Afton Morrison is no exception.
A small town librarian with a dark side, Afton, twenty six, has supressed violent impulses her entire life. Impulses that demand she commit murder.
Blending her urges with reason, Afton stalks a known sexual predator, intending to kill him. But her plan , inspired by true crimes and hatched with meticulous care, is interrupted by a mysterious figure from her past. A dangerous man that lurks in the shadows, watching, threatening to turn the huntress into the hunted.
Go Home, Afton is the first of four parts in a new serial thriller by Brent Jones. Packed with grit and action, The Afton Morrison series delves into a world of moral ambiguity, delivering audiences an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess.
Before I even read this book I was excited, I mean who does not want to read about a librarian murderer? The book started off really quick and within the first few pages your mind was racing. It did not take that long for me to start to like the main character Afton. Afton is the person who says things that most people would never dare say out loud and this made me laugh. It kind of reminded me of myself, having been told many a time that I don't seem to have a filter. I really did like the twist of Afton being a librarian but having such dark thoughts. This really helped with speed of the book as you were desperate to find out how her life and the story was going to span out. The story built along nicely and at a fast pace to an ending which left you wanting more.. I read this book in under a week, which is good going for me as I am not the fastest of readers. Overall it was not the longest of books so if you do not read that much or don't have time to read, this book will be perfect for you.
I found this book had a bit of everything. It had the dark side, but it also made you laugh, it showed that people struggle with families and also life itself and what choices you make in life depend of whether you actually enjoy your life or not.
Was there anything I did not like about the book? Well.... Not so much did not like, but I would have loved to read a bit more about a few of the other characters that helped Afton along the way. I mean I may find out more in the next few books, but I liked these characters. It was just their part in the book was a little short.
I really liked this book and can't wait to read the next book in the series. I am also going to look at other books by Brent Jones to read as I found his storytelling very pleasing.
This book is out on 25 June 2018, with the second of the four book series See You Soon, Afton out on 7 August 2018. You can pre-order these at the authors website www.authorbreantjones.com/books
Has anyone else read this book? I would love to know what you think.. Do you agree with me or not? Let me know..