The God Jar

Cornwall last year. Amy and Jack are on the final day of their honeymoon and enjoying a last scuba dive when Amy sees an object on the sea bed. She tries to get it, but in doing so her foot becomes trapped in old fishing line. Jack is unable to free her and goes for help. Meanwhile Amy’s air tank runs out…

So begins an intriguing tale of mystery and adventure which spans the centuries. The object Amy found belonged once to the Elizabethan mystic John Dee, who used it at the Queen’s behest to avert a national catastrophe. As Amy and Jack investigate it they become aware of its strange properties and the forces it can exert.

An unnamed foreign power learns of Amy’s find. They know its potential, want it for their own ends, and will stop at nothing to get it. British intelligence becomes aware of what’s going on and determines to stop them. Amy and Jack are caught in the middle, pursued by both sides. They are challenged to their limits, until they must make a decision which will change the rest of their lives.

The action switches between the present day and Tudor England in this tense thriller which will appeal both to fans of historical novels and to readers of Dan Brown and Tom Harper.

About the author

Phill Featherstone has been a teacher, publisher, and now writes full time. His first two novels, Paradise Girl (2017) and Aftershocks (2019) have won several indie awards. He likes intrigue, mystery, and what happens to a character under stress.

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Why We Like It

  • On Paradise Girl: "Impossible to put down… lingers in the mind long after reading." - Sarah Vincent (Author of The Testament of Vida Tremayne).
  • On Aftershocks: "A real page turner…with a sinister thread underpinning the whole story." - Anne Williams (Book blogger).
  • On The God Jar: "A cleverly crafted adventure with a strong cast of characters. I was engrossed." - Wishing Shelf Editorial Review.

Phill Featherstone has been a teacher, publisher, and now writes full time. His first two novels, Paradise Girl (2017) and Aftershocks (2019) have won several indie awards. He likes intrigue, mystery, and what happens to a character under stress.

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The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

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Links will be included at the end of the final stave which will allow you to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. The full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

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