Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus ***Blog Tour***

 

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Book Description:

Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who believes that the voices she hears are from God. Involuntarily entangled in the illicit world of sex-trafficking among the Hollywood elite, and on a mission to find redemption for a haunting series of events from the past, Jerry is thrust into a genuinely shocking and outrageously funny quest to uncover the truth and atone for historical sins.

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My Thoughts:

Epiphany Jones is the authors debut novel and what he has created with this novel is really quite mind blowing.
We start off meeting Jerry who suffers with psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. He is certainly a character that grabs the readers attention. As well as having hallucinations, he has a highly over active imagination and to be honest I didn’t really know what was real and what wasn’t sometimes. He is also quite hung up on sex and it is something he thinks about a lot. And I mean a lot!
To start with the storyline is quite light hearted and I found a few parts quite funny. One incident in particular really tickled my funny bone though and I couldn’t help myself from thinking back to it. When a family friend and work colleague is brutally attacked though and later on dies, things take a very drastic turn for Jerry.
For me this is when the story gets a whole lot darker. When Jerry meets Epiphany, the reader like Jerry to start with, thinks she’s just part of his imagination but it’s not long before he realises she’s real.

Through Epiphany we are taken down a very dark road into the world of sex trafficking. The author doesn’t hold any punches when it comes to giving the reader an insight into this dark and truly disturbing world.

At times I thought this book was quite bonkers. Jerry and Epiphany are two characters that to start with just felt like they had totally lost their marbles. As the revelations started coming though, I saw everything in a different light. The revelations are certainly quite disturbing and left me questioning everything like Jerry was.

Epiphany Jones is quite a quirky novel. It is very different to anything I’ve ever read before. It actually left me at a loss for words, which takes some doing believe me.

A very different but highly enjoyable read.

My thanks to Karen at Orenda Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Epiphany Jones is available to purchase from Amazon.

 

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