- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 927 KB
- Print Length: 396 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: G.E. Hamer (8 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0080JOA7W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #315,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The rugged beauty of the Welsh coast setting adds to the sense of urgency and drama in the writing. The descriptions of the intense weather leave you feeling a tad out of breath and wide-eyed. I enjoyed how much the characters instilled emotion in me. The sympathy for Sarah, how much misery can one individual endure? The impatience with Luke, give her time man! The affection for Grandma Ruth. But my feelings formed and then reformed for Owen.
If I was one of these obsessive types who orders my library in genre order. I would not know where to put this one. Crime novel? Ghost Story? Historic Account? Adventure Story? It doesn't matter. It all works beautifully together. The elements as diverse as they seem sometimes just fit, which of course is down to old fashioned, damn good story telling.
The author has done a fabulous job, she doesn't leave any loose ends or questions unanswered. Which is no easy task given the intricacies of the tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and will be recommending it to anyone that will listen.
With the author's fine attention to detail, the stark coastal beauty of Anglesey comes gloriously alive. The legacy of the shipwreck lives on, and as the story unfolds, you can easily imagine that you are standing on the edge of the cliff path looking out over Dulas Bay, with the tang of salt and seaweed in the air, and the beleaguered ship, The Royal Charter, being tossed like a puppet in the churning waters of the Irish Sea.
It's not often that a book comes along which covers all your favourite genres in one fell swoop, but, for me, The Charter is definitely one such book. Gillian Hamer writes with the passion of one who knows Anglesey well, and with great skill and imagination has turned this passion into a cracking good story.
The author moves easily between the contemporary world of Sarah Morton and the harrowing images and memories of the shipwreck from the perspective of one of its young victims.
The plot is a classic. Sarah comes home to bury her estranged father. This means returning to Port Lynas and the family home - a hulking mansion perched above the cliffs, at the scene of the famous shipwreck. It soons become clear that the death of Sarah's father isn't as clear cut as it seems and, as Sarah races to reveal the truth, her own life, and that of those close to her, becomes threatened.
It is an utterly gripping read. Compelling from start to finish, this accomplished novel is a real page turner. The ending is utterly satisfying and you will finish this novel wanting to know where you can get your hands on another book by this author. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fast paced LOVELY book. I'd highly recommend it, especially when you get if for free. LOLPublished 4 months ago by Mrs. A. H. Elliott
Great atmospheric read, full of mystery, murder and fascinating historical background. I had read and loved 'Crimson Shore' by this author and wasn't disappointed with 'The... Read morePublished 6 months ago by limey
Although this contemporary novel is firmly rooted in the crime thriller category, the historical facts add a rich depth and believability to the storyline. Read morePublished 14 months ago by up a gum tree
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is an intriguing thriller. I loved it! Read more
The story starts at a funeral where we are introduced to several characters. This, for me, caused a little confusion as we re-meet the characters during the story. Read morePublished on 5 April 2015 by Jill in East Kent
Impressed again, after reading Closure I was worried I wouldn't like this as much how wrong could I be. Believable and well told again these are characters you can care about. Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2015 by cathm
I really enjoyed this audiobook version of The Charter.
Right from the start the story grabs your interest, and keeps it going throughout. Read more
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