AFTON MORRISON IS THE TWISTY, EMPOWERING, SERIAL THRILLER SERIES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
“[Go Home, Afton] seizes your attention with page one and feeds little truths, little pearls, and pretty soon you are flipping pages right into the cliff-hanging conclusion.”
—Stanley McShane (Virginia Williams), author of Cocos Island Treasure
If you were to describe your local, small town children’s librarian – or even how you imagine one – you’d probably use words like kind, quiet, and harmless. However, in Brent Jones’ new serial thriller series The Afton Morrison Series (First installment, Go Home, Afton, hits shelves June 25, 2018), the local children’s librarian, Afton Morrison, couldn’t be further from what one might expect. In this dark yet empowering series, Jones weaves a portrait of his unlikely heroine, whose day job goes by the wayside at night when she turns into a violent vigilante. With a deft hand, Jones creates a complex character who blends her base urges and desire for justice to create her motivation, and who must literally fight with herself in order to keep her borderline psychopathic tendencies in check.
Twenty-six-year-old Afton has suppressed violent impulses for her entire adult life. And not just the kind that lead people to get in bar fights or slash tires: Afton’s inner voice demands that she commits murder (think Dexter). But Afton is also a productive member of society, putting her moral compass at odds with her impulses. She combines her urges with reason and stalks a known sexual predator intending vigilante justice. The clearly guilty predator has never been charged by the all-male police force, and she intends to do something about it. But her plan, inspired by true crime fandom 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.
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.