Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Epiphany Jones

by Michael Grothaus

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Epiphany Jones

Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017.

A truly impressive debut by a London-based American journalist who has investigated both Hollywood and the sex trade and uses his research to best effect in a twisting tale at the same time realistically gripping and sardonic. Jerry is a nest of traumas: depression is his normal state of mind and that is when he is not having psychotic hallucinations. Accused of stealing a valuable painting, he is obliged to go on the run where he encounters a woman as complicated as he is and is inadvertently through her embroiled in the clandestine world of the film industry's darker secrets. Their joint quest to make things right and find answers to the voices he hears proves daunting as they journey through Hollywood's underground and are confronted by a deep well of iniquity through which they journey caper-like with a light touch as they tread through the horrors. Grothaus writes with a delicate fluency which contrasts with the depravity of his subject matter. Humour and emotions: what more could you ask for in a thriller?

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Maxim Jakubowski

Epiphany Jones Synopsis

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 amongst 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. A complex, page-turning psychological thriller, riddled with twists and turns, Epiphany Jones is also a superb dark comedy with a powerful emotional core. You'll laugh when you know you shouldn't, be moved when you least expect it and, most importantly, never look at Hollywood, celebrity or sex in the same way again. This is an extraordinary debut from a fresh, exceptional new talent.

Win Don't You Cry

Win Don't You Cry

Closing date: 11/10/2018

To celebrate the September release of Cass Green's "dynamic, powerfully expressive novel" Don't You Cry, we are giving away FIVE copies of the latest psychological thriller AND a 'Most Stressful Night of Your Life package' of luxury Hot Chocolate and a MINI Bottle of Whiskey!!! She saved your life. Now she'll make you pay - One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The competition closes on the 11th October 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th October 2018. To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter and you must be 18 or over to enter this competition. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. By entering this competition you are agreeing to the conditions mentioned above and to adhere to the LoveReading Terms and Conditions. 

Enter Now

Epiphany Jones Press Reviews

'[A] captivating story that manages to be funny, sinister and surprising.' NY Daily News Online

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Last Thing She Told Me
The Hunting Party
Into the Night
Top Dog

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781910633335
Publication date: 15/05/2016
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910633335
Publication date: 15th May 2016
Author: Michael Grothaus
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 376 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Michael Grothaus

Michael Grothaus is a journalist who spent years researching sex trafficking, using his experiences as a springboard for his debut novel Epiphany Jones. As a writer at Fast Company, Michael tells the stories about tech, creativity, personal health, the effects of mass media on our psyches, and just plain mysterious stuff. For VICE, he tells stories about cultures, subcultures, sex, and pornography and has also done immersion journalism at geopolitical events including the Hong Kong protests against Beijing in 2014. As a contributing writer to The Guardian and Know Your Mobile, a features writer for Engadget, and the former European Editor ...

More About Michael Grothaus

Share this book