The Charter by Gillian Hamer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'd like to give this book 12 stars!
I totally loved this book and was enraptured by it. There is not a single loose thread or dropped stitch anyway in this wonderful interweaving of contemporary, historical, murder-mystery, treasure-hunt, Supernatural haunting, and the deep, deep characterizations, both of characters present and past. “The Charter” is a charmer! With an excellent reader’s hook, by the last sentence of the prologue I was captivated. I melded with the character of the deceased Owen-so much like me in so many ways, in other ways so divergent-and found empathy easy with all the other characters too. The author does suspense with a gentle but deft hand, building it carefully so that the reader is surprised to find new discoveries and revelations. I remain amazed at the quality of this book, recommend it most highly to readers of all stripes, and await the next novel from this very accomplished author.
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