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It only takes a couple of visits to convince Dr Elizabeth Bancroft that Adam Hunter is not just having bad dreams. He’s a child possessed. His father is desperate: adamant that his son’s affliction is the result of a curse he incurred in the depths of the Amazon, where a badly misguided military operation ended in a terrifying and macabre encounter. There he met two women – one more bad than good, who placed the curse – and the other more good than bad, with whom any hope of saving his son resides. Mark Hunter leaves the Scottish Highlands to beg help from the mysterious woman, leaving his son in the care of Elizabeth – who is about to discover there are equally dark secrets on their own doorstep. And in her blood…


A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister sorcery
<i>The Times</i> on THE MAGDALENA CURSE
The novel is modern Gothic in tone, but Cottam's skill as a writer of paranormal chillers gives it a rich varnish of literary class
F.G. Cottam has crafted a superb and tautly told tale . . . A perfect ghost story
<i>The Times</i> on DARK ECHO
'F.G. Cottam's complex, tautly atmospheric thriller delivers plenty of chills . . . the perfect dark winter night yarn'
<i>Daily Mail</i> on DARK ECHO
'Beautifully written and highly engaging'
<i>Daily Mirror</i> on DARK ECHO
A terrifying encounter with manifest evil . . . chilling novel . . . His adrenaline-charged prose is drawn tight with suspense
James Urquhart, <i>Financial Times</i> on THE HOUSE OF LOST SOULS
'Full of interest and not a little tension . . . (Cottam) knows a lot more about good writing than his supposedly more upmarket competitors'
<i>Guardian</i> on DARK ECHO