Jacobs Nightmare is a book that talks about what some of us get into that we never bargain for, and when we try to run from, we find it very difficult to do. Jacob is a young man who came back after being away for long in the city to his home town, just to find out that the town he thought he knows, he actually does not know anything about. The people he thought he knows everything about, he hasnt seen all about. The people he thought he could trust betrayed him, even his wife and mother. But, as God would have it, he found a resort in the arms of a perfect stranger who also master mind his escape from the town with his children when it became unbearable for him to stay in.