Who is Solomon Creed? A dangerous psychiatric patient, who has escaped from a high-security facility in America, or an innocent amnesiac trying to establish his true identity?
His search for the truth about himself takes Solomon to the beautiful southern French town of Cordes. But his arrival coincides with the brutal murder of an elderly French tailor, the words ‘Finishing what was begun’ daubed in blood on the walls.
Instinctively, Solomon knows he must help the tailor’s granddaughter and great grandson escape, and together they go on the run. Their flight, though, will set in motion a terrible sequence of events, leading to the exposure of a far-reaching conspiracy with its origins in the Holocaust but with terrible consequences for modern-day Europe. And what will it mean for Solomon himself?
About the author
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.
Simon lives with his family in Brighton and the South of France.
Praise for The Boy Who Saw:
‘Wow, what a book. I thought it was powerful and innovative, a riveting blend of action and quest that takes the thriller into territory where thrillers rarely venture’ Andrew Taylor, bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London
‘Tense, nail-biting and exciting. The Boy Who Saw is a heart-in-the-mouth race against time thriller and I couldn’t put it down. Solomon Creed is one hell of a hero and Simon Toyne is one hell of a writer’ C L Taylor
Tense, intriguing, mysterious … everything you could want in a thriller. Toyne has done it again’ Paul Finch, Bestselling author of Strangers
‘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
Praise for Solomon Creed:
‘A fast-moving thriller that makes for an exhilarating read. Perfect for any fans of Lee Child’ Sun
‘Compelling, vivid and profound, I loved it. It stays with you long after you’ve finished the final page’ Peter James
‘Every page, every twist, speaks of Simon’s deep love and mastery of the genre’ Tom Rob Smith
‘Who is Solomon Creed? He’s the hero of an epic new series of thrillers. Simple as that’ Mark Billingham
Toyne is a master of suspense who keeps the reader hooked. An excellent read’ Daily Express