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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 'freebies' I've had on my kindle, 18 Sep 2011
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I downloaded this freebie sometime ago and it has been sitting in my 'To be Read' collection, being passed over for what I thought were better reads. I finally got round to reading it and am disappointed, not with the book I hasten to add, but with the fact that it's taken me so long to get round to reading it!

This is a really good book, well written and really draws one in and which I found very believable to the extent I searched the internet to see if Sert actually existed and whether it had at one time been a penal colony. It doesn't but Lundy another island mentioned in the book, does exist and did house convicts in 1747, during the ownership of Thomas Benson, a Member of Parliament for Barnstaple and Sheriff of Devon.

The story is about Anthony Routledge, who claims he is innocent of the crime that led to him being placed on Sert (reminiscent of Andy Dufresne / Shawshank Redemption) and how he deals with the situation he finds himself in. It also deals with how the category Z prisoners cope on the island, splitting into groups or individual 'Wild men' and how they interact with one another. As you would expect there is a lot of fighting and killing, power struggles etc..

This is another author which I wouldn't have found without the kindle and one that I will be purchasing books from in future.
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2012 12:58:11 GMT
After enjoying the free version of this book I researched the author and find that he has a blog which is well worth a read.

http://richardherley.blogspot.co.uk/

I have since enjoyed 4 of the authors other titles including Refuge and the Pagan Trilogy.

It is amazing what impact one free title has had on my reading experience.

Thanks to the author and of course kindle!
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