It is a very good thing that the entire series is included in one production because I don't think readers could handle waiting months to move from book to book. Brent Jones knows how to write a cliffhanger that left me listening for just one more reveal until I had the book finished in two days. Afton Morrison is a complex character - both kick-ass strong and vulnerable at the same time. Her relationships with her brother and her friends were equally complex. She cared deeply for the important people in her life but came across as sarcastic and unfeeling in her dealings with them. On one hand, Afton was this caring librarian that gave ice cream to a lonely boy, acted as mentor for a lonely teenager, and offered comfort to an assault victim. On the other hand, she was planning (and looking forward to committing) multiple murders but justifying them by only planning to kill BAD people.
Jones impressively uses foreshadowing to not only draw the reader ever deeper into the story, but he drops these clues that leave the reader thinking: what just happened? I never could have guessed all the twists and turns this book would take, but I certainly enjoyed Afton's wild and crazy journey to an end to her quest. However, it might only be an end for now because Jones definitely left the door open for future adventures for Afton.
The narrator, Kristin James, did an excellent job helping with the creepiness factor of The Afton Morrison Series. She fantastically portrays the various emotions of all the characters, and she really knows how to make the psychopaths sound all the crazier. Between Brent Jones prose and Kristin James narration, this book could join the ranks of Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. I highly recommend this audiobook and would definitely listen to another book with the author or the narrator.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.