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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybrandy - LibraryThing
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. Read full review
Review: The Thief of Broken ToysUser Review - Brian Taylor - Goodreads
Mr. Lebbon tackles how one man deals with the loss of a child in this modern day adult fairy tale. Reminiscent of fanciful and lyrical works by Hans Christian Andersen and Neil Gaiman, The Thief of ... Read full review