This is the tale of a deadly conspiracy, an all-consuming obsession and an unlikely heroine.
Michael Aldridge, talented architect and devoted family man, has built his dream home on the Isle of Wight, but when strange coincidences take a sinister turn, he must uncover a long-forgotten secret before it's too late.
A wonderfully sinister new novella from the master of the chilling ghost story, The Going and the Rise questions how far you would go to realise your dream...and what you would risk to protect the one you love.
©2015 Francis Cottam (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Everything a fan could want from a Cottam story but in a couple of hours.
Excellent story, superbly narrated. Good use of foreshadowing and peril. The story and characters are well rounded. Sufficiently long for a listener to become emerced in the audiobook.
This is an entertaining supernatural story with a touch of pathos, there is a sense of foreboding even as the family are preparing to start a new beginning away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It does not end happily..!
"Estimable and haunting"
An excellent short work, and a great bridge from the 1st novel to the 2nd... Dark and insinuating w/ evocative imagery and setting... Skillfully drawn characters and superior narration...
"Not really a sequel"
Yes, to anyone who likes a good mystery. This is the 3rd book of his that I have read and all of them have kept me on the "edge of my seat". I found them hard to turn off because I wanted to know what would happen next.
Once again, F. G. Cottam writes great characters into his books, which is important to me in a story. I also love that the plots are not easy to figure out until the very end and his endings are always surprising. Also, I like that they are very atmospheric, humorous at times and totally riveting.
I like all of the characterizations by David Rintoul. He is a great narrator and can do any kind of voice perfectly. I enjoyed the return of the "goth" girl from the previous book.
Miracles or Maladies?
Though this was listed as the 3rd book in the "Colony" series it isn't really connected. It is more a short story in which one of the characters from the previous books appears briefly. It is an enjoyable and mysterious stand alone book that doesn't require the reader to have read the two previous books (though I highly recommend them).. The plot is completely different from the two former novels, though on its own, very enjoyable.
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