- 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: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Charter Kindle Edition
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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
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 7 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 19 months ago 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 20 months ago 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
Sarah Morton is devastated when she receives the news of her father’s death on the island of Anglesey. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ismay1012
Took me a while to get into the book and wish I had stopped at that point. Tragedy piled onto tragedy; the heroine's miraculous escapes became too many to believe and the ending... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2014 by CAG
The death and funeral of Sarah Morton’s reclusive father brings her back to her North Wales birthplace. Read morePublished on 29 April 2014 by RoyMcC
An excellent thriller, thoroughly enjoyable read - and I guessed the wrong person! nice bit of misdirection. A strong recommend.Published on 21 Feb. 2014 by Kate
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