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The Waiting Room

F.G. Cottam

8 Reviews

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

A chilling ghost story full of suspense and mystery from the author of THE MAGDALENA CURSE.

Martin Stride is a retired rock star, enjoying the quiet life with his young family on their beautiful estate. On the edge of his grounds lies a derelict Edwardian railway station waiting room once used to transport troops in The Great War. Silent for many years, it has become a playground for Martin's children but now they won't go near it.

Strange occurrences in the waiting room lead Martin to seek the help of TV's favourite ghost-hunter Julian Creed. But Creed's psychic ability is a fabrication to gain viewers. He doesn't believe in the paranormal. Until he spends a night in The Waiting Room.

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Praise for The Waiting Room

  • Human passions are always at the root of Cottam's hauntings, and his skill is to tease out a complex tapestry of explanation, somethings stretching over decades. - Financial Times on THE WAITING ROOM

  • Another spine-chilling treat from F G Cottam . . . this book is so well written, and with such rich vocabulary, that it transports you to the place it is talking about and you get the sensation that you are watching the action with your own eyes . . . I can't recommend it to you highly enough - eurocrime.co.uk on THE WAITING ROOM

  • 'The writing is rich and vivid and every page is a treat for the imagination.' - The Bookbag

  • 'A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister socery.' - The Times 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

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F.G. Cottam

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

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