Bustle ‘Bout Books: Review (Blog Tour) – Go Home, Afton By Brent Jones

Name: Go Home, Afton

Author: Brent Jones

Genre: Thriller

Series: The Afton Morisson Series

Format: ebook

Publishing Date: June 25, 2018

Recommendation to age: 16+

My rating: 4.75/5 stars


*NOTE: I am extremely grateful to Reads & Reels for sending me an ARC of this book. However, this does not at all hinder my honest opinions regarding the book. This is a spoiler-free review. All opinions are solely mine.


What a psychological thriller! ‘Go Home, Afton’ by Brent Jones is an absolutely amazing book which every mystery and psychology lover NEEDS to read!

This book follows the story of Afton Morisson who considers herself to be a psychotic. She is strong, both physically and mentally. She also has a tendency to build walls around her and push people away. She considers herself to be an independent woman who earns and can handle all situations by herself. She has ‘a twin spirit sister’ who she talks to for real. In reality, she only has a brother whom she sees only once a week.

Afton is extraordinarily interested in murder mysteries, blood, and often has pangs of desire to kill. Animus, her ghostly twin, who is in the words of the author ‘a manifestation of her darkest desires’, often tries to lead the way for Afton to kill somebody, anybody. But, luckily, Afton keeps her sane and doesn’t let Animus control her.

Our protagonist has decided to kill Kenneth without whom the world is better off. The book starts with Afton being in her car noticing the actions of Kenneth outside a bar. She follows him almost every day just to make sure that when the D-Day came, she would be ready.

But why? Why would she want to kill Kenneth? Is he a random target? Or does he really deserve to be killed? You need to read the book to know all of this!

I like Afton because she is raw. Although, she doesn’t show her love to the people she really loves but, she does feel it to the fullest. She is not mean, even if she is in her eyes. Other characters I like include Kim, Jared, and Chris (Afton’s brother).

This book is filled with humour and logic. There are not many characters that you can hate. I love the idea behind Animus. I love how the psychological aspect has been a bit personified in the book.

I couldn’t stop reading this book! I always needed to know what happened next. There are some amazing twists in this book and I am glad I’ve read it! I absolutely loved it and am so ready to read the sequel!

I highly recommend this book to all those who love reading psychology thrillers, murder mysteries, and mysteries in general! This one is not going to disappoint you as it is both plot and character driven that too, efficiently!

About the author- Brent Jones

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.

(About the author as provided at the end of the book.)

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14 thoughts on “Bustle ‘Bout Books: Review (Blog Tour) – Go Home, Afton By Brent Jones”

  1. Hi Meher,

    What an awesome review.

    I love that you gave the book 4.75 stars. I’ve never seen someone use a quarter-star rating system before, so you had my interest piqued right out of the gate.

    If you loved some of the secondary characters, such as Chris, Jared, Kim, and Tia, you’ll like books two, three, and four. The secondary characters get in on a lot more of the action, whether they want to or not.

    Plenty more twists and turns to come.

    Thanks for reading,

    —Brent

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I am so glad to know that you like this review of mine!

      Yes, I always use the quarter-star rating system just to keep my rating as accurate as I can!

      Thank you for writing this wonderful book! I am very excited to read the sequels!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi Meher,

    I put together something fun this morning, and I thought you and your followers might like to check out.

    It’s an online poll, in which you can vote for who you would choose to play Afton Morrison in a film adaptation of Go Home, Afton.

    You can check it out here, if you’d like to. Voting is free, it only takes a second, there’s no sign-up required, and I narrowed the poll down to four choices just to keep things simple.

    I hope you’re having an awesome day,

    —Brent

    Liked by 1 person

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