Monday, June 3, 2013

Sisterhood of the Traveling Book is Proud to Announce New Author Member Gillian Hamer

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book is proud to announce that  Gillian Hamer 
Author of   The Charter,   Closure and  Complicit  has joined The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book  She has generously offered to donate all three of her books.

Gillian Hamer
We would also like to thank author  Liza Perrat and our own Naomi of A book and a Review  for making this happen.

Born in the industrial Midlands, Gillian's heart has always yearned for the wilds of North Wales and the pull of the ocean.

A Company Director for twenty years, she has written obsessively for over a decade, predominantly in the crime genre. She has completed six full length novels and numerous short stories. 

After completing a creative writing course, she decided to take her writing to the next level and sought representation. She is a columnist for Words with Jam literary magazine, a regular theatre goer and avid reader across genres.
She splits her time between Birmingham and a remote cottage on Anglesey where she finds her inspiration and takes long walks on deserted beaches with her Jack Russell, Maysie.
Gillian is represented by Shelley Powers of the Shelley Powers Literary Agency.
Crime and thriller writer, founder member of author's collective Triskele Books, and regular contributor to Words with Jam Magazine.

The Charter

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 270 pages
 The legend of the Royal Charter is almost as famous as the story of the dead girl who wanders the cliffs at Point Lynas - a victim of the 1859 shipwreck.
 After more that a decade away, Sarah Morton must return to her childhood home in Anglesey to bury her father. It's her chance to say goodbye, and good riddance, to her past.
Yet her father leaves her a legacy. A letter. And a safe full of documents about the ancient shipwreck.
The Royal Charter had been carrying gold. Huge amounts of it. And her father's death suddenly looks like murder.
Determined to discover the truth, Sarah is dragged into a dangerous journey, discovering she and the girl on the cliffs have more in common than she could ever believe.
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.
The Charter is the first, but not the last, of Gillian's novels to be based around the dramatic Anglesey coastline.

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.

Set along the beautiful North Wales coastline, Closure is a story of belief, revenge and repercussions of the past. 


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.