The Searcher by Simon Toyne

— feeling surprised
The Searcher: A Novel (Solomon Creed) - Simon Toyne

I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.


I've heard plenty about this author's Sanctus trilogy, but have never read it. When I saw this, it sounded intriguing, so I took a chance and entered the giveaway. I am glad I did.

 

It begins with a man running from a fire, with no shoes and no idea of who he is, only that he has a sense that he is there to save someone. That someone has just been buried.

What follows is an intriguing mystery. Who is Solomon Creed and why is he at a town called Redemption?

 

His questions will lead him to a town full of secrets, to people that have something to hide, where the lines between good and evil are drawn and some will have to decide which side to be on. It had some great twists and turns that I was not expecting with a touch of the supernatural thrown in for that extra kick. I really liked the character of Solomon Creed and the mystery of who or what he could be. The book follows 2 plotlines that merge; one of Solomon Creed and one from the POV of the founder of the town in the form of a diary.

 

I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Recommended.