eleanor oliphant paypal make the most of Lovereading tudor queens series Harry Potter House Eds

Reader Reviewed
The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne
  

The Boy Who Saw

Thriller / Suspense   Books of the Month   Crime / Mystery   eBook Favourites   

RRP £14.99

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

June 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.

Click here to view the page for the KOBO edition of this book.

In Solomon Creed we were introduced to a mysterious hero, a Jack Reacher/Superman cross with shades of Jason Bourne. This is his second adventure which, if you’ve not read the first you will certainly be compelled to do so after this. He is an unusual and involving hero who may or may not be linked to an ancient tomb some 4000 years old or the holocaust now 70 years ago. He has no memory but an inner drive to do things the reason for which he has no inkling. I love him. Here he knows he must save a boy and in doing so unearths a sinister plot with links to the German Reich and the end of the war. It opens with a gruesome murder of an old Jewish tailor and it is this man’s grandson Solomon must save. Along with the child’s mother they flee across France in search of three other Jews who survived with the old tailor. Wonderful chase scenes, near capture, many tense moments and lots of action before they do eventually find one of the other survivors. Now comes the twist as the plot is turned on its head and an extraordinary confession is revealed. Wonderful stuff. We learn lots more about Solomon. He has escaped a mental institution and is under the care of a Doctor Megellen who does seem awfully sinister! The plot thickens. Solomon has extraordinary mental abilities of memory and smell plus fighting skills and superfast reactions. There is indeed a great mystery surrounding the man which definitely draws you into wanting the next. Let’s hope it is not too long in coming. Hugely compelling and highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Simon Toyne you might also like to read books by Raymond Khoury, Terry Hayes and Sam Bourne.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Manisha - 'Absolutely brilliant, a must read book!!!'
  • Celia Cohen - 'An enjoyable thriller which keeps you guessing all the way.'
  • Sabine Little - 'As a protagonist, Solomon Creed is a new breed, and one whose complexity keeps you reading, always on your feet.'
  • Jane Gilman - 'The complexity of plot and the well concealed plot twist make this thriller a head and shoulders stand out above anything else I have read this year.'
  • Linde Merrick - 'I found this an intriguing, easy to read thriller which wove an action-packed tale of life in modern France with a historical thread around a German concentration camp.'
  • Angie Rhodes - ' A gripping page turner that has something for everyone!!  Solomon Creed is for me, a cross between Indiana Jones, and Jack Reacher.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'A disappointing follow up to the brilliant Solomon Creed.  Still engaging thriller but a little less credible.'
  • Cathy Small - 'Solomon Creed is back and here to save young Leo. He has no idea why and no idea of who he is but he knows what he has to do. A great thriller that keeps you gripped to the end.'
  • Jo Barton - 'The Boy Who Saw takes us into a dark and deeply troubled past. It exposes long buried secrets and uncovers painful memories which once exposed can never be the same again...Deeply disturbing in places, the story has an uncomfortable edginess, which is made all the more powerful by its utter believability.'
  • Daran - 'Twist and turns along the way with a bit of a shock at the end. A great thriller with hints at the supernatural.'
  • Mandy Carver - 'The book is well written, with good descriptive language that does not get in the way of the story.  By the time I was half way through I wanted to just read right to the end.'

Win an exclusive Lovereading Canvas bag worth £9.99

This month we have 3 of our sturdy, exclusive and simply gorgeous Lovereading Canvas book bags. To have a chance of winning this wonderful prize, click the button below.

Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Draw closes on 3 July 2017. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants and will be notified by 17 July 2017.

lovereading canvas bags

Our canvas bags are also available for sale with an RRP of £9.99. However, if you spend more than £25.00 on books, through Lovereading, you can claim one totally FREE OF CHARGE! Or spend over £15.00 on books, through Lovereading, and you can buy one for the special price of just £4.99. Click here to find out more.

Here's what one of our members thinks of her bag
A big thank you for the two Lovereading bags I ordered, which have arrived safely. I love mine and will use it with pride. The bags are lovely quality, sturdy and support a good cause in the Rewrap initiative; I think they make the perfect accessory for any book lover. The second bag was a gift for my sister and she says she will take it to her next book group meeting to help spread the Lovereading word. Once again, many thanks. Emily Wright

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 03/07/2017

Synopsis

The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne

The second book in an electrifying new thriller series from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne. Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. 'Finishing what was begun' These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. He leaves behind a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo - one that puts them in immediate danger. When the mother and child are forced to go on the run, accompanied by the enigmatic Solomon Creed, they find themselves hunted across France, on a journey that will take them into the heart of Europe's violent past. What begins as small-town murder will become a race to uncover a devastating secret dating from World War II. The few men who know the truth are being killed by a powerful organization, and only one man stands in its way. Only Solomon Creed can stop the murders. Only he can save the boy.

Reviews

Praise for The Boy Who Saw:

'The Boy Who Saw is not only a compelling, perfectly tailored thriller but also entirely on point for the terrifying politics sweeping Europe presently. In Solomon Creed, Toyne has created a unique protagonist who blends the best of Lee Child with the most enigmatic of Stephen King, and in The Boy Who Saw places him in a world where history and the present collide. Emotionally powerful, utterly engaging, beautifully layered, Simon Toyne's new series takes thriller writing to another level. Give me more Solomon Creed!' Sarah Pinborough, No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

'Simon Toyne is one of my favourites. In Solomon Creed, he's created a hero for the ages. A word of warning: if you have anything else to get done, don't crack open a Toyne thriller' Gregg Hurwitz, No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Nowhere Man

'The Boy Who Saw is the Pandora's Box of books - once opened it cannot be closed. Toyne's writing brings effortless fluency combined with heart-pounding action. Readers beware ... this is a glorious terror of a tale' Helen Fields

About the Author

Simon Toyne

Simon Toyne is the bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy: Sanctus, The Key and The Tower. He wrote Sanctus after quitting his job as a TV executive to focus on writing. It was the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011 in the UK and an international bestseller. His books have been translated into 27 languages and published in over 50 countries. The Boy Who Saw is the second book in a new series of epic thrillers that will span the world and centre around the enigmatic Solomon Creed.

Author photo © Toby Madden

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

15th June 2017

Author

Simon Toyne

More books by Simon Toyne
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.simontoyne.net

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
544 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
eBook Favourites

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007551668

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools