11/9/15

The Searcher by Simon Toyne (TWO GIVEAWAYS!)


5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
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.

Visit his website - HERE 




MY THOUGHTS -
Excellent!
I suspected I was going to like this one, but this was just incredible! The suspense in here was great, a real page turner! I thought this was going to be a slightly more difficult book to read and get into, but this was not the case at all! I really liked the writing style, it clicked with me. The author made it so easy to follow - he laid it out so it all made sense. I was very quickly and easily sucked into the plot! I was on page 100 before I knew it. And I read the whole last half of the book in one sitting, and its a long book, 480 pages in the hardcover, but don't let that scare you. It reads fast.

I try and find any little thing that connects me personally to a book. I feel like I hit the jackpot with all these memory loss books - one of my favorite book subjects. So I liked this one right away.
Also - I love the name Solomon creed. I stayed connected to the main character if only for love of his name, but it wasn't only because of his name, Solomon was a very likable character and I did feel personally connected to him throughout the book. He is kind of a strange, unlikely hero, quiet and understated. He had a touch of the paranormal to him (seeing things, hearing things, and just knowing things) this was all done so well and not overdone so it seemed believable to me. I can't wait to read more with him as the main character.
"He took another step. Saw movement in the shade of the farthest ramada. Sniffed the air again and caught something that made the hairs prickle on the back of his neck and arms...
...Someone had been here. They were still here. He could feel their eyes upon him. He looked up. Scanned the campsite, his body tensing. Night was falling fast and smothering what little light remained, turning the campsite into a place of darkness and deep shadows. He saw something, close and to his right. Movement. He turned to it and his eyes widened when he saw what had caused it." 
The other one I really liked was Holly (the widow), I loved her personality. I especially enjoyed reading the sections where Solomon and she were together. I liked the way he was with her, it was kind of sweet and protective.
 
And, an important part of the book for me - the ending. In one word - fantastic! It actually gave me goosebumps. I really hope the next book in the series will be up for review because I personally can't wait to read it. I see that this is also offered on Audible - I am thinking of getting it for my husband (who is a truck driver). I think he would really like this one.
This book was definitely a nice surprise for me and I can't recommend it enough!



Thank you "Partners In Crime" for this e-book in exchange for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

GIVEAWAY!
I am giving away one print copy of this great book! 
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This is a giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Simon Toyne & William Morrow Books. There will be 5 US winners of 1 copy of The Searcher by Simon Toyne. The giveaway begins on November 1st, 2015 and runs through November 31st, 2015. For US residents only.
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7 comments:

  1. WOW! I was worried about this one but you make me think I'll love it! Thanks so much, Wendy!!

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  2. This sounds exciting and intense. That's the best kind of book for me.

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  3. Terrific review - can't wait to read~!

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  4. Great review! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. This is a new author for me, but based on your review I'm definitely adding it to my TBR stack. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it with us!

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  7. Woah, the book trailer is intense! Talk about great advertising...I sure want to read it now!

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