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Summary

The second book in an electrifying new thriller series from Sunday Times best-selling 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 organisation, and only one man stands in its way.

Only Solomon Creed can stop the murders.
Only he can save the boy.

©2017 Simon Toyne (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"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, the number one Sunday Times best-selling 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)

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Solomon Creed keeps you guessing

Brilliantly read again.
The second chapter of Solomon Creed is as good if not better than the book.
Great story line, I was engrossed from the start. Some quiet amusing parts which made me smile, which was nice as the story is quiet dark.
Loved it and can't wait for the third instalment.

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Loved it!

Story was enthralling. Solomon is such a unique character. Performance by Balderrama, outstanding. Love!

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The Boy Who Saw

A stunning book and extremely addictive!,, cannot wait for the next instalment. A brilliantly written book that keeps you on tenterhooks all the way through. Thank you very much Mr Toyne!

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Good story, bad narrator

What made the experience of listening to The Boy Who Saw the most enjoyable?

Good plotline and story.

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He spoke quite quietly and monotonously, no real inflectionin his voice. Shame to spoil a good story.

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  • 23-09-18

Another exhilarating ride

Yet another Solomon Creed novel - another amthospheric journey created by the skilled wordsmith and the very competent narrator.
The only minus: the story is set in France, with many French characters. Joseph Balderrama is normally fabulous with accents and dialects, so his using British and Scottish accent for reading French people's dialoge sounds somewhat weird - but ok, you get used to that.