5 Stars for Nice Try, Afton by Brent Jones @AuthorBrentJ #Review #Thriller #BookBlogger #MustRead

Book Review


Here we have book #3 in the Go Home, Afton series, and oh boy are you in for a ride!

Thank you Brent for my digital ARC in exchange for my honest review. Have I mentioned how excited I am for the paperback of all installments together, AKA “The Phone Book”?

Nice Try, Afton (Release Date: Sept. 17th, 2018)

Is evil a matter of choice, or are we born that way?

After a string of brazen arsons overwhelms Wakefield’s first responders, the town is placed on lockdown, rendering Afton and her companions vulnerable to attack.

In a last-ditch effort to protect her inner circle, Afton attempts to establish an improbable truce with her archnemesis, leading her into a deadly trap more than a decade in the making. Survival will mean choosing to embrace her dark side, once and for all.

Nice Try, Afton is the third of four parts in a new serial thriller by author Brent Jones. Packed with grit and action, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity, delivering audiences an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess.

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My Thoughts…

Wakefield is smoldering, people…CHILDREN are dying! Afton desperate to protect her friends and her town, makes a deal with the devil. The only problem is, her evil twin doesn’t answer to anyone, not even the devil.

Wow! Afton takes us on a wild ride in this installment. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to read book #3 and #4 one right after the other (Jealous aren’t you?), and I can’t gush enough about these books.

In this one, Ashton’s complicated feelings for the people close to her, have her questioning her motives once again, wondering if she really is a killer. Is she as twisted inside as she believes? Having learned more about Clara’s upbringing, she is also wondering if people are born evil or do circumstances experienced during childhood, make you that way. The whole Nature vs Nurture thing. The only thing she is sure of, is that she has to take Clara down before anyone else gets hurt.

I’d climbed these stairs thousands of times, but today I hesitated. Fear of the unknown, perhaps, unsure what awaited me on the third floor.

It was altogether possible that I’d find nothing up there. Clara had visited my apartment, that much I knew, but that didn’t mean she’d stuck around, nor that she returned attacking Jared.

But somewhere in my gut, somewhere deep inside, I knew she was up there. I could feel her haunting presence. I could sense her malevolence. His too, and a cold premonition washed over me that I’d soon come face-to-face with The Man in Shadows. This time, however, without darkness to conceal him.

Like book #2, See You Soon, Afton (Read Review), this one is non-stop action! It’s thrilling, intense and absolutely gripping. It’s impossible to put down (Go on I dare you!), and I’m just thankful I had the last installment to read immediately after. I also find myself becoming more attached to Afton despite her… um… proclivities? I’m rooting for her. I want her to stop Clara, save the day, and get her man.

Like the first two installments in this series, Nice Try, Afton is an easy 5 stars and I can’t recommend this series enough.

Rating… A+

Brent Jones


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6 thoughts on “5 Stars for Nice Try, Afton by Brent Jones @AuthorBrentJ #Review #Thriller #BookBlogger #MustRead

  1. Brent Jones

    You’re a rock star, Shannon, as always. Thanks for the beautiful review.
    Of course, you know how the series ends at this point. But I think, for those just starting, they’ll find Nice Try, Afton to be the most intense of the first three parts.

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