So we return to the remote and terrifying Scottish island of New Hope, sight of a mysterious tragedy which befell a group of colonists lead by Seamus Ballantyne in the 1800’s to start a new life, a new world and call it New Hope.
Felix Baxter is a millionaire with a dream of turning New Hope into an upmarket ‘getaway from everything’ attraction until his architect suffers a horrifying experience alone in the new visitors accommodation built in what was supposed to be a weather and secure proof ‘bunker’.
The evil presence on the island, long known to be there, despite the disbelievers calls to ignore is waiting, biding it’s time to harvest more victims. Reunited from the second expedition to New Hope, a group of friends investigate further and uncover the key to ‘summoning’ the unearthly ghost of Seamus’s daughter and worse still the creature which knows only evil. Can they group together and make it to the island in time to save the embattled staff on New Hope and destroy once and for all the evil which taints New Hope?
Wonderful Cottam at his best. Subtle horror that eats away at you page by page; reading any of his books makes you keep checking you’ve locked your doors and windows and shut all of your curtains!
A highly recommended, suitably exciting and terrifying conclusion to the Colony trilogy. A well deserved five stars. More please!
My copy was a Kindle ebook advance copy.
Released 28 October 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1601 KB
Print Length: 234 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Ipso Books (28 Oct. 2016)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled