First three novels from Gillian E Hamer featuring her eclectic mix of crime thriller with historical and otherwordly elements - all set around the dramatic coastline of Anglesey and North Wales.
THE CHARTER Sarah Morton hopes discovering the truth about the 1859 shipwreck of the Royal Charter will silence the demons of her past. But, tormented by visions and threats on her life, Sarah fears the ship may claim her as its final victim. Set along the dramatic and dangerous Anglesey coastline, The Charter is a story of greed and forgiveness -- when the treasures of the past evoke the crimes of today. CLOSURE Helen West is coming to terms with her husband’s death and trying to cope with her six-year-old son’s grief. Jake suffers from nightmares, and visions of what he calls his ‘other life’. He talks about a boy called Jacob and a place known only as ‘the island’. Helen’s journey to find the source of Jake’s torment leads them to North Wales, where the university town of Bangor is in lockdown following a series of student abductions. When Jake’s nightmares start to mirror the abductions, Helen begins to believe her son might have second sight. But what could Jake’s ‘island’ possibly have to do with these crimes? And how can they help without putting their own lives in danger? It seems that decision will be Jake’s alone. COMPLICIT ‘On the beach stood the adverse array (of Britons), a serried mass of arms and men, with women flitting between the ranks. In the style of Furies, in robes of deathly black and with dishevelled hair, they brandished their torches; while a circle of Druids, lifting their hands to heaven and showering imprecations …’ When Roman historian, Cornelius Tacitus, recorded the invasion of the small island of Mona Insulis off the North Wales coast in 60AD – the beginnings of a propaganda war against the Druidic religion began. Two thousand years later, that war is still being fought. For two millennia, descendants of a small sect of Anglesey Druids have protected their blood lineage and mysterious secrets from the world. Until members of this secret society are murdered one by one. Detective Sergeants Gareth Parry and Chris Coleman, along with new girl, DC Megan Jones, must stop this killer at all costs. What they discover will shock the whole police team and leave consequences which have an impact like no crime in the history of the force. What people are saying about Gillian's books: "I've written before about this wonderful series by Gillian Hamer. I was hooked by the first in the series, The Charter - well-drawn characters, a strong sense of place, good dialogue, a rattling good story, a murder mystery, a touch of the supernatural, a treasure hunt, a thriller and adventure story, and well researched history backing it all up. The second, Closure, was even better. Two separate story threads to begin with - a serial killer targeting students at Bangor University, and the work of North Wales CID to track him down, and the seemingly disconnected story of Jake, a child experiencing horrifying dreams triggered by a past life.This third in the series had me equally hooked." "This is the third of Gillian E Hamer's books I've read and I think it's the best so far. It's fitting that a treasure-trove features so prominently in the plot because Complicit is stuffed full of wonderful things. As the beautiful cover suggests the Anglesey landscape plays a central role in a novel where historical events, a contemporary police investigation and hints of the paranormal are threaded together with enormous skill."