I think I’ve posted a variation of this before, but this is the latest. What do you think? Too abstract? Too dark? Should I hire the project out? The book blurb is below to give some context.
I found this great artist on unsplash and have contacted him for the rights to the picture and possible future pictures for novels. His work is absolutely amazing!
Jacob’s Pass blurb
It is the turn of the twentieth century, and Joseph Tooley is a scorned man. Ten years ago, Joseph’s father Jacob went missing in the hills now known as Jacob’s Pass, and in those ten years Joseph has descended into a pit of whiskey-fueled isolation. He’s never given up hope on finding his father, and spends his days avoiding the townspeople of the neighboring Hapsburg.
But one day, a mysterious note appears on his door: If you want to find your father, stop looking and open your eyes.
When a stranger arrives on his property the following day, he lets slip something he shouldn’t have known and, in the heat of the moment, Joseph kills the man and buries him on his property. But when he goes into town to get answers, the carefully constructed reality that is Joseph’s life begins to unravel…
What is real? What is a dream? Who is the stranger controlling the puppet strings? In this gripping debut thriller, nobody is who they seem.