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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 20/08/2009
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780340953891
- Hardback from £13.49
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Review by bibliobeck
Another great read from F.G. Cottam. I bought this on the back of enjoying Cottam's House of Lost Souls and I wasn't disappointed. I love the creepiness of Cottam's writing. This is true horror - unsettling and seeping rather than brash blood spattering. I think it's a clever writer who can unsettle the reader in a quiet fashion and the author achieves exactly this.Dark Echo is the story of a boat with a very troubled background. Harry Spalding the original owner has made a pact with the devil and his dark presence is felt in every corner of the book. The book flips in places between the present day and the past which enhances the reading experience. Ghosts abound throughout, some benign, some horribly evil and the whole tale adds up to a great read.