Aunt Killer

Aunt Killer

by Jeneva I. Johns


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ISBN-13: 9780971130715
Publisher: D B-Books
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.04(d)

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Aunt Killer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading 'Aunt Killer' and I loved it! I am a survivor of encephalitis and I plan on giving a copy of this book to everyone I know. There is no way they won't begin to understand what I went through and continue to go through everyday of my life. Jeneva Johns and I did not have the same type of encephalitis but the end results are the same. I especially loved her telling about 'forgetting the butter' but, I guess you'd have to be a survivor to understand that! Way to go, Jeneva!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend offered to give a candid, non encephalitis type review of this book. Her response... ''Finished reading 'Aunt Killer' last night-actually, I could hardly put it down-it's not really the sort of book I usually read, but I was fascinated with the main character, and quite enjoyed it. ''
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a survivor of encephalitis, I was delighted to sit down and read this book. I've never met another encephalitis survivor face to face... so, when reading Aunt Killer, I was fascinated to get to know Eva, the main character, who is struggling to comprehend what is happening to herself. There were some places in the book.... some parts, which touched my heart, as I remembered having the exact same feelings about encephalitis. I felt myself nodding, and understanding, some of the feelings which the author expressed. Some moments, the main character was so 'normal.' And other moments, she just slipped away... It's high time that someone included the topic of encephalitis within fiction. There are so many people in the world who think that they are alone. Who just curl up with sadness, and attempt to carry on as best they can. This book brings encephalitis out of the cupboard, dusts it off, and explores it in plain view. Sincere thanks to the author of this book. She has taken a step which will lighten the load of many people, as she has magically woven the truth of encephalitis, around a fast paced story of suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aunt Killer is a suspense novel about two lives, a shared past, and an unknown future. A thousand miles separates Mansfield, Ohio and Daytona Beach, Florida but fate joins them and twists two lives together. After being injured in an auto accident that a killer caused and ill with viral encephalitis, Eva Johnson wanders back to Florida, searching for her childhood home at the West Indies motel. There she hopes to find a safe hiding place from those complicating her life. Leaving in haste, Eva takes only a backpack and enough cash to live on while she recovers from her strange illness. But the virus burning in her brain takes its toll on her shor-term memory and Eva begins to wander in search of familiar landmarks as she looks for her childhood home. While her days wind down to happy memories and strange dreams, events on the beach draw Eva closer to exhaustion and death. After falling asleep on a sand dune, Eva is found by Mark Reining, an ex-Secret Service agent who is trying to eacape the guilt he feels for his sister's death two years earlier. Trying to be a Good Samaritan, Mark reconstructs Eva's recent past, not knowing he is drawing her closer to the person trying to kill her. In a trip back to Eva's Ohio home, Mark finds a niece interested in her aunt's possessions, a man who claims to be Eva's husband, and a detective with his own agenda. At first no one knows Eva survived the planned auto accident, but Mark's return from Ohio to Florida leaves a trail for the killer to follow. His good deed puts both his and Eva's lives in danger and both must face the killer. ---- About the author. ---- Although this is a work of fiction, the childhood incidents and the experiences with viral encephalitis are real but fictionalized for the sake of the story. As a child, Jeneva Johns lived in Daytona Beach, Florida where her parents owned motels along the ocean. After graduating from college in Ohio, Jeneva returned to Florida to teach 8th grade art in Patatka while she lived at the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. In August 1997, Jeneva contracted viral encephalitis, a near death experience that altered he life. This novel was written as therapy to regain her short-term memory that was fried by the killer virus.