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Uncharted

Uncharted

Author(s): Janet Howle

Location(s): The Bahamas

Genre(s): Suspense

Era(s): current

Set in the Bahamas on a sailboat, UNCHARTED uses a turbulent period in the Bahamas’ history as the backdrop for a present-day catastrophe.
Carter McDowell is a a broken man. Guilt and grief haunt him as he struggles to keep the only thing he has left, his sailboat, Wind Chaser.
Kat Deano, a feisty investigative reporter, is in the Bahamas to probe the mysterious disappearance of her twin brother.
Thrown together when Carter fishes Kat from the sea at night far from land, their lives become increasingly entangled as they face the forces of nature and threats from unexpected sources. Their uncharted voyage propels them from the office of the Bahamian Prime Minister to the remote island of Andros as they stumble onto a horrific plot that threatens both the U.S. and the Bahamas.
Drawn on the author’s extensive cruising this area, this riveting, fast-paced suspense will captivate both seasoned and armchair sailors.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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