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Dark Echo is an unlucky boat. Despite this knowledge, Martin Stannard falls under her spell and prepares to sail her across the Atlantic with his father. But his lover Suzanne is uneasy and begins exploring the yacht’s past. What she finds is terrifying. Dark Echo isn’t just unlucky, it’s evil. It was built for Harry Spalding, a soldier and sorcerer who committed suicide yet still casts his inexplicable spell nearly a century after his death. Suzanne must uncover his last, terrible secret before Dark Echo destroys the man she loves…


F.G. Cottam has crafted a superb and tautly told tale . . . A perfect ghost story
<i>The Times</i>
'F.G. Cottam's complex, tautly atmospheric thriller delivers plenty of chills . . . the perfect dark winter night yarn'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'Beautifully written and highly engaging'
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
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 />
'A very good read . . . the characters are convincing, the settings authentic and it is well paced, with room for slow menace as well as hectic action'
<i>Historical Novels Review<i />
'Just the thing for a dark, cold January night: a supernatural spine-chiller and a romantic heart-warmer.'
Extremely well-written . . .Old-fashioned suspense combined with modern horror imagery to produce a fine example of the genre.
<i>The Times</i> on THE HOUSE OF LOST SOULS
'Cottam has crafted a well-paced horror thriller.'
Sunday <i>Canberra Times</i>