Hello and welcome to our stop on The Strange Book Of Jacob Boyce blog tour!
Thank you very much to Kelly @ LoveBooksTours and Tom Gillespie for providing a copy of this book to [K]
A spiralling obsession. A missing wife. A terrifying secret. Will he find her before it’s too late?
When Dr Jacob Boyce’s wife goes missing, the police put it down to a simple marital dispute. Jacob, however, fears something darker. Following her trail to Spain, he becomes convinced that Ella’s disappearance is tied to a mysterious painting whose hidden geometric and numerical riddles he’s been obsessively trying to solve for months. Obscure, hallucinogenic clues, and bizarre, larger-than-life characters, guide an increasingly unhinged Jacob through a nightmarish Spanish landscape to an art forger’s studio in Madrid, where he comes face-to-face with a centuries-old horror, and the terrifying, mind-bending, truth about his wife.
Upon reading the blurb I jumped at the chance to read and review this story.
Wow I am so glad I did! I have not read anything like this before, complex and intriguing from the unusual beginning right through to the end I was gripped!
We follow Jacob as he takes measurements of a painting, which is trying to figure out the riddle of, from the UK to Spain when his wife disappears. More and more sure that her disappearance is linked to the painting he is studying, we are taken on a magical mystery tour that really has to be read to be believed.
Not wanting to give away the storyline I cannot type much more, all I can say is you MUST pick up this book!
Tom Gillespie grew up in a small town just outside Glasgow. After completing a Masters in English at Glasgow University, he spent the next ten years pursuing a musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing, recording and touring the UK and Europe with his band. He now lives in Bath with his wife, daughter and hyper-neurotic cat, where he works at the university as an English lecturer. Tom writes long and short stories. His stories have appeared in many magazines, journals and e-zines. He is co-author of Glass Work Humans-an anthology of stories and poems, published by Valley Press. Visit Tom at tom-gillespie.com
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