Title: See You Soon, Afton (Afton Morrison Book 2) by Brent Jones
Genre: Currently #3787 on Amazon Best Sellers Rank in Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Source: Direct author request
Title and Cover: See You Soon, Afton – Afton Morrison, Book 2 (The Afton Morrison Series) by Brent Jones
Holy smokes! Book 2 literally sets the plot on fire with the dark and desperate attempt by Afton to find and save little Kim. The despot in Afton takes a back seat as she must act on that soft spot for the sweet and innocent volunteer library assistant who looks on her as a mentor. After all, she has yet to prove her psychopathic vigilante assassin status! If Afton ravaged your senses in Book 1 with her first-person account of her twisted, deep vigilante desires and her comprehensive search for the perfect victim to stem the Animus within her, Book 2 slams what you thought you knew about where this was going against a very hot, blackened wall.
Go Home, Afton Book 1 of the Afton Morrison series saw the introduction to Afton Morrison, a wannabe psychopathic vigilante assassin. In my review of Book 1, Afton is described as an educated small-town children’s librarian. Unfortunately, Afton has been unsuccessful in quashing the Animus inside her–that being who continues to pulse in and out, pushes and prods–as it had become her personal goal to end the life of a twisted sexual predator. She’d picked the perfect target. Neither her brother Chris nor his girlfriend Tia are aware of her fantasy turned reality when in Book 1 she proceeds with her attempt to off the SOB. Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan.
Book 1 also introduced supporting characters, Jared, a local news reporter, Pete, a co-worker at the library, and Kim, her young volunteer assistant (now in trouble in book 2). There is little additional development of any character in book 2, at this point, developed characters driving the plot. There are shocking revelations, dark familial secrets discovered along the way that changes even what Afton thought to be true.
The Man in Shadow continues to run interference with her plans and ergo the rub. Afton’s character attempts to remain calm, cool, and detached after an attempt to save Kim goes terribly awry, but now she appears to be the mastermind behind Kenneth’s murder and in one of those sick and twisted ironies of fate, it is not a crime she committed. It’s too late, however, to go back and what is done can’t be undone.
I was sent this ebook novella download by the author and greatly appreciated the opportunity to read and review. You might wish to begin with book 1 to get the complete fleshing of Afton. This series is recommended for any who enjoy a salty thriller mix of language, graphic situations, crime, pulse-pounding action, mystery, and suspense.
Rosepoint Publishing: Four of Five Stars
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. Subscribe to his newsletter (AuthorBrentJones.com) or follow him on social media (@AuthorBrentJ) for updates.
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