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BOOK REVIEW: Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

| 20 November 2015 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

Harper Collins Australia
September 2015
Paperback, $29.99
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Mystery / Thriller


Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

A barefooted man who has no memory of his own identity is running down an Arizona desert highway outside the town of Redemption, a crashed plane behind him burning intensely. Was he on board? If not, how did he get there? What is the connection?

Solomon Creed – his name is sewn into his tailored jacket and written in the memoir of the town’s founder that he carries – is a mystery not only to the local police force and town elders, but also to himself.

Toyne keeps the tension hyper-taut, ensuring that putting down this wonderfully intricate book is a last resort, but at 464 pages it still took this reviewer four days to complete.

All Creed knows is that he has to save one James Coronado, Sherriff-elect of Redemption. The only problem is that Coronado has just been laid to rest, and his widow, Holly, is on the verge of committing suicide in despair.

Throw in a Mexican drug lord named Papa Tio, a hundred-year old mystery of lost treasure, and the ever-present question of who is Solomon Creed, and you have all the makings of a fantastic thriller, which Toyne tells with style and skill.

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