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The Boy Who Saw

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What to expect

The electrifying new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne.

Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it.

‘Perfect for fans of Lee Child’ Sun

A MURDER

An elderly tailor is found tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. Written in blood beside the body are the words: FINISHING WHAT WAS BEGUN.

A SECRET

But the dead man has left a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo – one that puts them in immediate danger.

A RACE

They are forced to go on the run, accompanied by the enigmatic Solomon Creed. What began as small-town murder becomes 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.

Critics Review

  • 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

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