Title: Go Home, Afton
Author: Brent Jones
Published: June 25, 2018
Afton Morrison has suppressed some dark and violent impulses her whole life. Her inner voice, now more of less takes the shape of Afton herself sometimes named ‘Animus’ and urges her to kill a known but not convincted sexual predator. Afton works in a library and had dinner every week with her brother. It’s hard to kill someone when you’ve never done so…and when there’s someone in the shadows watching your every move.
As you all know, I just reviewed the first book in the Dexter series so I was real excited when asked to review this book first in its series. Yes, this is almost a female Dexter. There were talks of the next Jessica Jones but since I don’t know anything about that series, I’m going with what I know from Dexter.
This book was so difficult to put down. It’s not a long book, about 140 or so pages, but the story is so compelling. Afton is an amazing character who does indeed struggle with an incident in her past. That doesn’t make her any less of a badass. Animus is her dark passenger but instead of it just being a voice, Afton sees her as almost like an evil twin. Yikes.
The series was written by Brent Jones. I enjoyed how he told this story. It’s told in Afton’s point of view but she’s not struggling to fit into a normal life. The woman retaliates when an idiot kid vandalized the library! That part was so funny. The only complaint is that it left with a cliffhanger and I have to wait for the second book!!
4 stars. I will say there are mentions of sexual assault and abuse. It’s not overly detailed but it is there. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series.