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The Magdalena Curse

F.G. Cottam

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Horror & ghost stories

A boy doomed by a prophecy, a father who will risk anything to save him, an epic confrontation between good and evil by the highly praised author of DARK ECHO

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...

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Praise for The Magdalena Curse

  • A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister sorcery - The Times 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 - Saga on THE MAGDALENA CURSE

  • F.G. Cottam has crafted a superb and tautly told tale . . . A perfect ghost story - The Times on DARK ECHO

  • F.G. Cottam's complex, tautly atmospheric thriller delivers plenty of chills . . . the perfect dark winter night yarn - Daily Mail on DARK ECHO

  • Beautifully written and highly engaging - Daily Mirror on DARK ECHO

  • A terrifying encounter with manifest evil . . . chilling novel . . . His adrenaline-charged prose is drawn tight with suspense - James Urquhart, Financial Times 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 - Guardian on DARK ECHO

  • A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister sorcery - The Times on THE MAGDALENA CURSE

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F.G. Cottam

A former magazine editor, F.G. Cottam has two children.

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