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Charlie [Paperback]

Lesley Pearse
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Book Description

25 Mar 1999

Charlie is the latest from bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

Her family is threatened and only she can save it . . .

When sixteen-year-old Charlie witnesses a brutal attack on her mother by two strangers she is shocked and terrified. But after talking to the police she realises that her father's business dealings can't be so innocent.

With her father away it is left to Charlie to protect her mother. And somehow she must find out who wants to hurt her family - and why - without losing faith in her beloved parents.

Can she unravel the mysteries of the past that haunt her family? Or will the truth wreck everything she loves?

Lesley Pearse, author of the UK and international best-sellers Father Unknown and Trust Me, explores family loyalties and a tangled web of secrets in the thrilling Charlie. Fans of Susan Lewis should sit up and take note.

Praise for Lesley Pearse:

'With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella

'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly

With her gripping and moving storylines best-selling author Lesley Pearse has captured the imaginations of millions in the UK and abroad. Her other titles The Promise, A Lesser Evil, Till We Meet Again, Secrets, Charlie, Father Unknown, Gypsy, Trust Me, Faith, Never Look Back, Remember Me and Hope are also available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Re-issue edition (25 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141046023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141046020
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over three million copies in the UK alone. Her twelve most recent books, including Gypsy, Faith and Hope, have all been huge bestsellers and are available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol, has three daughters and one grandson.

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About the Author

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold five million copies worldwide. Her fourteen most recent books, including Belle and Stolen - both of which went to Number One - are huge bestsellers and available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 6 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you love a really gripping, heart-rending saga, you'll love CHARLIE. Lesley Pearse fans watch out: it's another cracker! I cried in several places throughout this novel.
Charlie Weish has everything - until her father goes missing and her mother is injured by thugs. She has to go out into the world alone and build a life for herself, using only her wit and intelligence, and overcoming the predujice of people who see her as a half chinese, spoiled brat. Her father has a dark past she knows nothing about, and people who want revenge, and are taking it out on her. Will she overcome them? and find love too? You guess!
I highly recommend this book. It's what reading's all about - pure pleasure, thrills, romance, and anticipation.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down. 11 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Lesley Pearse has done it again! In fact, this is the fourth book by Lesley Pearse that I have read, and I think it is possibly joint favourite with Camellia, although all her books are excellent. The characters just came to life,I loved Ivor, Beryl and Andrew, in fact, I wish I could meet Charlie, I didn't want it to end. I just wanted to be there with her all the way through the bad times and the good. Lesley Pearse's characters and settings are so 3 dimensional, you actually feel you are part of it all. How does she do it? What an author! I'm going to read Tara next.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's simply one of the best ! 20 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Charlie is the first book I've ever read that keeps your interest alive from the very first pages until the last ones. You cannot put it down but you either don't want to end.I'm sure that you will love this book as much as I do!I'm eagerly looking for the rest of Lesley Pearse books. She has really a talent to capture readers !
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book by Lesley Pearse 26 May 2011
Format:Paperback
Another fantastic book by Lesley Pearse

Charlie has been brought up posh and a snob by her parents, she witnesses her mother being assaulted by 2 men, and also her father is missing. At this time Charlie is only 16, her mother is then taken to a hospital and then a nursing home, her mother is suffering very much from depression and Charlie decides to get herself a job, so she badgers Ivor to give her a job, who later on loves her like the daughter he lost.

There are a lot of people who come into Charlie life, Ivor, Beryl, Rita and Andrew who starts a relationship with Charlie, who is a fantastic young man, who stands by her through her highs and lows that come her way. Charlie gains so much strength as a young woman, as she tries to find out what happened to her father.

This book is full of content, including a murder, vicious attacks and abductions. Some parts of this book will make you very tearful.

Lesley Pearse books are so brilliant, I thought when I read 'Charity and 'Georgia', no book would be as good, but I can assure you 'Charlie', was equally as good, now I am going to start reading Gypsy'
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars another top read from Lesley Pearse 16 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Though I thoroughly enjoyed this Lesley Pearse novel, I feel it doesnt match up to her usual standard. The first half of the book drags at a slow pace and I felt I was waiting for Lesley Pearses usual gripping story lines to appear which in the end they do. However it seems a bit late and by then I just wanted to get to the end rather than enjoying the journey. Though Charlie is an appealing character and her story is a gripping one, I feel it could have moved at a faster pace. I still enjoyed this book and it is worth reading the story. Charlie is a lovely character and there are many heart warming characters in the story too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intreging and engaging 20 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was the first book that I read by Lesley Pearse. I can truely say that it is the best book that I have ever read. It kept me interested from page one and I just couldn't put it down. It made you feel as if you were there and the characters were totally believeable in unbelievable circumstances. I will certainly be reading more of her books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 24 April 2012
By Wendy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really good read, I always enjoy a Lesley Pearse book. A really good story, a lovely setting - Dartmouth. Couldn't put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written 21 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Lesley Pearce is one of my favourite authors. The characters in her novels really stand out and are real people. You can relate to everything she writes about.

Charlie was the first book I read by this author and since then I have read all of them up to date.

Her style of writing is very much like Catherine Cookson, although the stories can vary widely.
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