The Thief of Broken Toys
British Fantasy Society Award Finalist (2011)
When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy’s memories reside. Thinking that his life is all but over, he takes to wandering the cliffs, carrying broken things that he always promised his son he would fix, but never did. They’re a sign of his failure, and they keep little Toby close. But then he meets the thief of broken toys, and everything begins to change.
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A father grieving his son and estranged from his wife, a mysterious stranger who helps him keep promises to his son and heal the psychological hurts, all heading for an ending that should be creepy and unexpected when really there's no other direction it could have gone.
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A grieving father unable to get past his son's death finds a new lease on life after meeting the eponymous miracle worker--but of course, there's a price ... This starts off well but the father's ...