⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Gone Girl meets The Goldfinch - A dark, intelligent, & haunting thriller." Book, Blog, & Candle
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The best novel I’ve read in years.” Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae!
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.
The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce is a novel about obsession and a search for forgiveness and atonement, for the failings and fallibilities of human existence.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This scholarly psychological thriller takes some mind-bending turns, but it’s rooted in a bedrock of deep visceral grief, making it an emotionally powerful journey too.” Herald Scotland
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The great thing about thrillers is at they often play with or even break the conventions associated with the genre. Tom Gillespie’s novel The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce may start with the mysterious disappearance of Ella Boyce, but it becomes something entirely unexpected and surprising.” Publishing Scotland
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”The smartest thriller youʼll read this year…one of those rare novels that feeds the mind and soul in equal measure.” Snack Mag
The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce is perfect for fans of Donna Tartt, Diane Setterfield, Paul Coelho and Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and all lovers of dark gothic psychological thrillers, with a supernatural twist.
The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie (ePub + PDF)