The Searcher by Simon Toyne
on Tour November 1-30, 2015
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: October 6th 2015
Number of Pages: 480
ISBN: 0062329723 (ISBN13: 9780062329721)
Series: Solomon Creed #1
UK Title: Solomon Creed
The author of the acclaimed Sanctus trilogy conjures an eerie epic of good and evil, retribution and redemption—the first novel in the mesmerizing Solomon Creed series in which a man with no memory of his past must save a lost soul in a small Arizona town.
On a hilltop in the town of Redemption, Arizona, the townspeople gather at an old cemetery for the first time in decades to bury a local man. The somber occasion is suddenly disrupted by a thunderous explosion in the distant desert. A plane has crashed, and it’s pouring a pillar of black smoke into the air.
As Sheriff Garth Morgan speeds toward the crash, he nearly hits a tall, pale man running down the road, with no shoes on his feet and no memory of who he is or how he got there. The only clues to his identity are a label in his handmade suit jacket and a book that’s been inscribed to him: both giving the name Solomon Creed.
When Morgan tells Solomon that he is in Redemption, Arizona, Solomon begins to believe he’s here for a reason—to save a man he has never met . . . the man who was buried that morning.
Miles away, three men scan the skies for an overdue plane carrying an important package. Spotting a black cloud in the distance, they suspect something has gone badly wrong, and that the man who has sent them will demand a heavy price if the package has been lost.
To uncover the secret of his identity, Solomon Creed must uncover Redemption’s secrets too and learn the truth behind the death of the man he is there to save. But there are those who will do anything to stop him, men prepared to call on the darkest forces to prevent Solomon from seeing the light.
I absolutely loved this book because it was very different from past thrillers that I have read! It was such a stark contrast as to how most drama/thriller/crime books are written so it drew me in almost immediately.
First off, the person who is walking towards the town after a plane goes down is a complete shock! He is so pale that you might as well say he is an albino and he has white hair to go with it and he isn't even wearing any shoes! He doesn't even seem to know who he is and is in fact there to figure out who he is!
But, along with those things, he almost seems like he has abilities that throw people off guard. He can smell things that most people don't even notice and he seems to always know when someone else is in the room (as in trying to sneak up on him to kill him) for something he had absolutely nothing to do with but the bad guys in town desperately need to make him the scapegoat so that a crime lord doesn't blame them for his son being on that plane that just exploded.
It's a great story and an even better thriller that I hope you will read because it doesn't even come close to fitting the description of those crime drama/thrillers that we have gotten so used to reading! This one has set the bar quite high and I am betting and waiting to see what other crime drama/thriller writers have to show after being thrown off their game by such an unorthodox book into the crime world.
Hold onto your hats, because this story is going to change things in this genre of books, if we are so lucky to have authors who will up their game and give us the same nail biting drama that this book delivered in spades!
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Simon Toyne is the author of the Sanctus trilogy (Sanctus, The Key, and The Tower ).
A writer, director, and producer in British television for twenty years, he worked on several award-winning shows, one of which won a BAFTA.
He lives in England with his wife and family.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.