Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

Solomon Creed
By Simon Toyne
Published by Harper Collins (10 September 2015)
ISBN: 978-0007551354

Publisher's description

A plane crashes in the Arizona desert.
One lone figure emerges alive from the wreckage.
He has no memory of his past, and no idea of his future.
He only knows he must save a man.
But how do you save someone who is already dead?

My verdict
Solomon Creed is a modern-day Wild West thriller - a fight between the good guys and the bad guys and a search for buried treasure. As expected after reading reviews of Simon Toyne's Sanctus trilogy, Solomon Creed gripped me from the first chapter and captured my attention all the way through.

Solomon Creed walks away from a plane crash. He has no memory of who is he and no idea why he is currently in the small town of Redemption in Arizona. All he knows, after combining the facts with his gut instinct, is that he is there to save one man. Until he discovers that this man is already dead. So who (or what) has Solomon Creed come to save?

Redemption is a creepy town filled with corrupt characters and it's difficult to know who can be trusted. Interspersed between the modern-day chapters are the memoirs of Reverend Jack 'King' Cassidy, the founder and first citizen of Redemption. I loved the descriptions of the town and its surrounding desert landscape. I could visualise these, and the events, in my mind, which is always the sign of a well-written book.

The story builds up layer by layer, with a few surprises along the way. Solomon Creed is mysterious and intriguing. As the book progresses, it's clear that he has knowledge and skills beyond his own reckoning. He is certainly a character who leaves a lasting impression.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher through the Lovereading Reviewer Panel in exchange for an honest review.

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