'Inventive, existential take on the psychological thriller by a rising LA-based talent.' --Daily Mirror
'If it's gritty noir and psychological drama that you are craving, then be sure that you check out Low Life . . . a gripping, adrenalin-filled page-turner.' --Sunday Herald
'This twisting psychological mystery is a smarter-than-average crime thriller that seeks to challenge the reader at every turn.' --Waterstone's Book Quarterly
'Fancy a thiller? Acts of Violence and Low Life will keep you turning the pages through complex but rewarding plots.' --Sunday Post
'Fans of tales of paranoia by the likes of Gil Brewer and David Goodis will enjoy the Kafkaesque twists and doom-laden tone.' --Irish Times
When Simon Johnson is attacked in his crummy LA apartment, he knows he must defend himself or die. Turning on the lights after the scuffle, Simon realises two things: one, he has killed his attacker; two, the resemblance of the man to himself is uncanny. Over the coming days, Simons lonely life will spiral out of control. With his pet goldfish Francine in tow, he embarks on a gripping existential investigation, into his own murky past, and that of Jeremy Shackleford, the (apparently) happily married math teacher whose body is now lying in Simons bathtub under forty gallons of ice. But Simon has a plan. Gradually, he begins to assume the dead mans identity, fooling Shacklefords colleagues, and even his beautiful wife. However, when mysterious messages appear on the walls around Simons apartment, he realises that losing his old self will be more difficult than hed imagined. Everything points to a long forgotten date the previous spring, when his life and Shacklefords first collided. As the contradictions mount, and the ice begins to melt, the events of the past year will resolve themselves in the most catastrophic way. Combining gritty noir, psychological drama and dazzling plotting, Low Life is a shocking novel that announces Jahn as a brilliant new voice of modern America.