John Quick – The Journal of Jeremy Todd Review

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Length: 186 Pages
Publisher: Sinister Grin Press
Release date: July 15, 2017
Synopsis: “I am not crazy. I’ve had some issues. That I won’t deny. But am I crazy? I suppose that’s going to be up to you to figure out.

This is what happened to me around the time of my high school reunion. This is what I did, and why I did it. The story not only of that reunion and the events surrounding it, the ones you’ve probably read about in the papers, but about the things that happened during high school that make it necessary for things to play out the way they did. This is what happened to me, and to all those kids who thought I was simply a target in school. This is the true story of what they did to me, and what I did to them in return.

Once you’ve read my tale, I’m sure you’ll agree that I’m not crazy.

And who cares what that judge thought, anyway?”

The Journal of Jeremy Todd, found by Riverview Mental Hospital staff, has now been made public.

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review

When I started The Journal of Jeremy Todd I didn’t read the synopsis and didn’t know what the book was about. But, I didn’t really need to, I knew it was a John Quick book, and that was enough for me. When I read his debut novel, Consequences, a few years ago it was damn amazing. I had a good idea anything following his debut would meet my expectations.

The Journal of Jeremey Todd was excellent, and those expectations I mentioned, yeah it met them. The journey through a crazy mind as told in a series of journal entries made for one hell of a story. John Quick has a way of filling the reader with a wide range of emotions and images that stick around. Jeremy was a character we’ve all known, either ourselves or someone else who was unlucky. Forget the current ‘bullying’ where someone is there to say something, this was old school. Back when no one gave two shits and telling a parent or teacher got you nowhere. I loved watching Jeremy set things right, as messed up as that was. There is real satisfaction seeing someone get theirs, and boy did Jeremy make that happen! John Quick’s storytelling is great, the story just flows, and before I knew it I’d finished the book. If you’ve read this one and enjoyed it, I highly recommend reading his other work.

Link to purchase The Journal of Jeremy Todd

John Quick, biography

If you ask his wife, John Quick is compelled to tell stories because he’s full of baloney. He prefers to think he simply has an affinity for things that are strange, disturbing, and terrifying. As proof, he will explain how he suffered Consequences, transcribed The Journal of Jeremy Todd, and regaled the tale of Mudcat. He lives in Middle Tennessee with his aforementioned long-suffering wife, two exceptionally patient kids, four dogs that could care less so long as he keeps scratching that perfect spot on their noses, and a cat who barely acknowledges his existence.

When he’s not hard at work on his next novel, you can find him online at, Facebook at johnquickbooks, Twitter @johndquick, and Instagram @johndquick.


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