The Colony
F.G. Cottam
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Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM By F.G. Cottam

For over a century, the mystery of the New Hope Island vanishing has intrigued and tantalized How did a community of 150 souls disappear and leave no trace behind As abruptly as the crew of the Mary Celeste, they went missing from their lonely Island in the Hebrides without a single clue as to the nature of their departure doomed to remain an enigma forever Until meFor over a century, the mystery of the New Hope Island vanishing has intrigued and tantalized How did a community of 150 souls disappear and leave no trace behind As abruptly as the crew of the Mary Celeste, they went missing from their lonely Island in the Hebrides without a single clue as to the nature of their departure doomed to remain an enigma forever Until media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to harness his prodigious energy and bottomless wealth in solving the New Hope mystery once and for all He gathers a crack team of experts, sparing no expense in his pursuit of answers What they discover is as terrifying as it is inexplicable Are some mysteries safer left unsolved F.G Cottam is the author of five previous novels of paranormal terror including Times Book Club choice and Children of the Night award winner The House of Lost Souls The Colony is his new chilling masterpiece.
  • Title: The Colony
  • Author: F.G. Cottam
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  • Page: 131
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Blair Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
The Colony is an intense, spooky thriller centred around the remote, barren New Hope Island, off the coast of Scotland. The island is legendary for the 'disappearance' of 1825, when an entire colony who had settled there, led by former slave master Seamus Ballantyne, vanished - apparently overnight, and without any trace or clue to their fate. Alexander McIntyre, a media mogul and newspaper proprietor, has a long-held fascination with the island, but his interest is re-kindled when he finds an o [...]
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Josephine (Jo) Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Now this was a good read! I finally gave in a bought an ereader and this was my first ebook. The story was haunting and uncomfortable, frightening and full of suspense. I loved it. It is the tale of a group of people who, led by ex sea captain Seamus Ballantyne, set up their own religious community on a small Scottish Island called New Hope Island in 1825, they disappear without trace just as if they had not ever been there. Almost two hundred years later a newspaper proprietor decides to take a [...]
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Sue Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Thank you Mr Cottam for another of your specialtiesary stories on the edge of normal but not quite. It's the not quite that I love.The tale in "The Colony" involves a small community of believers who moved to an island in the Hebrides in the 1800s to live their own beliefs. Eventually they all disappeared with no trace left. And terrible fates awaited those few people who somehow became mixed up in the island's past.Now there is going to be a modern day assault on the island with an archaeologis [...]
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Caroline Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
This seemed to be an intriguing premise for a book, and I found early parts very spooky. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. I read this on the kindle, and the formatting issues are pervasive to the extent that they make the book difficult to read. Add this to the multitude of characters with jump cuts from one to another, and there were times when I became very confused indeed. This is a much-reported issue amongst the reviews, and with a relatively well-known author I would have hoped [...]
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Debbie Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
What a read! I genuinely could not put this book down. I am prone to skim-reading if a book does not draw me in quite enough, but I can honestly say I read this one word for word. The children and the dog got fed, but all other housework was neglected until I had reached the last page. I even took my iPod to work so I could keep reading on my lunchbreak!The synopsis of the book tells the basic premise of the story but it doesn't warn the unsupecting reader just how creepy the tale is. I read the [...]
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March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Review of The Colony by F. G. CottamThere is a small pantheon of authors whose books I will read no matter the topic or genre. One of them is F. G. Cottam, who does not have it in him to pen a bad book, nor anything less than sheerly perfect. While Mr. Cottam is peeling his characters down to their bare bones and revealing everything about them we didn’t even imagine to ask, his horror is subtly, on little cat feet like the fog (as a famous poet once told us), creeping up behind us to tap us o [...]
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Veronica Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
This book was ok but didn't "do it" for me. There are others who I know will love it. The premise is great: a group of diverse individuals are sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance approximately 200 years ago of a colony of settlers on New Hope Island. I was distracted by too much time taken up developing the main characters who I still could not connect to, and also the constant switch from past to present with no warning. At times, I had to put the book down and leave it for awhile. [...]
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Janice Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I wish that I had read this book in print format rather than listening to it on audiobook. While the narrator was great with giving character in dialogue, he was extremely droll when reading explanatory sections or people's inner dialogue, and there was a lot of that. It spoiled the book for me.As for the story, it wasn't exactly original. Still, it was interesting and atmospheric.
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Anne Hawn Smith Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
At first, I couldn't get into this book, but I am glad I stuck with it. I think it was because I thought it sounded like the kind of science fiction I don't like. It is definitely not science fiction. The plot involves an abandoned island in the Hebrides where all the inhabitants of the island mysteriously disappeared. A wealthy newspaperman decides to put together a team of people from various disciplines to go to the island and find out what happened. He suspects that the people have been take [...]
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Martin Belcher Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I absolutely loved this book, my third that I've read by F.G. Cottam. This is intellectual horror at it's finest, no gore fest here. The Colony at it's heart is a paranormal investigation of why a whole community of people just disappeared from the remote Scottish island of New Hope. Alexander McIntyre a wealthy newspaper owner has the means and the inclination to put some serious research and an expedition in place to finally put the mystery to bed. What they discover and unearth is a tale of t [...]
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Lon Casler Bixby Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
The description sounded intriguing and I was excited to start reading it. Sadly, the excitement didn't last as I could not even make it through the first l-o-n-g chapter. And I tried. I tried hard. I started the book three times, could not get into it, and finally gave up So my review is based on the first half of the first chapter. Great premise, boring execution with way too much needless back-story on what seemed like too many characters. I do not recommend.
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So, I Read This Book Today Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Highly Atmospheric “It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?” - Algernon H. Blackwood “Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.” – Sir Walter Scott “The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” [...]
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Kiwileese Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I cannot recommend the audio book enough! It is brilliantly read by David Rintoul, He keeps the listener riveted waiting to hear what happens next. I listen to Audio books in my car and admit to having parked in my driveway just to listen to another chapter long after I've arrived home.
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Albert Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
A rich media mogul who wants a sensational story for his failing newspaper, thank you internet pseudo-journalists, pays a bunch of flawed attention seeking celebrity "experts" to unravel a two hundred year old mystery on an inhospitable, remote, and uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland. Very cool setting for a horror story.This is my first novel by this author and I rather enjoyed it. This was a fairly slow paced historical mystery/horror novel that was pretty light on horror, it was cre [...]
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Doghouse Gav Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Interesting Not my normal style of book. Not a great ghost fan but decided to give it a go. Was a pretty good read that much surprised me. Wouldn't say I'm converted to ghost stories.
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John Wiltshire Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
This is very good. I highly recommend it if you like a well written, genuinely creepy story. A religious colony in the 1700s disappears from a remote Scottish island. The mystery has never been solved. Fascinated by the disappearance, a newspaper owner decides to boost failing ratings and send a party of celebrity experts to investigate. Each of these experts has a pet theory as to how and why the colonists disappeared, ranging from mass suicide to alien abduction. I really liked the effort the [...]
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Emily Crow Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
DNF at 60%.This is the second book I've tried by F.G. Cottam (the other, The Waiting Room, I even finished), so I think I can safely say that although this author has his fans, his writing is just not for me. The frustrating thing is that the plots sound like exactly the thing that I should love. Take this one, for example, in which a group of experts converge on a haunted island in the Hebrides. I love ghost stories and tales that take place in a creepy isolated setting. I love stories about is [...]
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Mike Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
A good story, well told. The only problem, and it was an important one for me, was that there were too many lead, point-of-view characters. They were all introduced up front but this was in a bit of a torrent and I found it tricky to remember who was whom. It wasn't until (view spoiler)[ their numbers were whittled down (hide spoiler)] that I started to cope. As a result, I found it difficult to get involved initially or to sympathise with anyone until around halfway through.Still, it's the kind [...]
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Canyonxplorer Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I really wanted to like The Colony because at its heart is an idea that I found fascinating - the lost colony - presumably based loosely on the Roanoke mystery and transplanted to a Scottish Island. The trouble with the book is it takes ages to get anywhere - it has too many characters and not only do you get their back-story but you get there view of all the other characters who interact with them. This really does fill up a big chunk of the book and really slows things down.Considering the boo [...]
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Mary Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
So disappointed. I recently read The House of Lost Souls by the same author, and, while I didn't LOVE it, I was sufficiently intrigued to purchase two more books by him. But, oh, what agonies of impatience and irritation I suffered as I slogged through page after page of tedious, repetitive build up. The first 80% of this novel was mostly each character musing about all the other characters and how attractive or unattractive they were, with a few tidbits of plot-propelling action thrown in to ke [...]
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Dwhith Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
This is the first novel I have read by the author and it will definitely not be my last. Shortly, the novel tells the story of New Hope Island, located off the coast of Scotland. The island was initially settled 200 hundred years ago by a reformed slave ship owner turned preacher and his congregation. They disappeared under mysterious circumstances (think Roanoke) . Now a newspaper magnate and his hand picked crew of investigators (in fields ranging from archeology to virology and exorcism (!)) [...]
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Michael Flanagan Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Colony delivers an old fashion haunting story with a demonic twist. The story centers on an island whose bleak landscape hides a mystery. A team lands on the island to try and explain the Islands dark past. Equipped with all that technology can offer the team comes up against the evil that dwells upon its shores. An evil that doesn’t give a dam if you can get a phone signal or not.The book goes along at a steady rate and the mystery is slowly revealed to the reader. The characters are a tad cl [...]
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nora m malotte Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
The ColonyThis interesting book is my first by this writer. If the rest of the books are as good , this is a successful writer. The book takes you through generations of a family cursed by the actions of one man. A man not necessarily evil with intent to be evil but by his actions and beliefs of entitlement. During an act that is horrific and evil he is cursed by his victim, who happens to be a practitioner and believer of magic. This curse followers his heirs and all who come in contact with th [...]
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
Not for a moment scary. I kept waiting for something to happened, but the book felt like a long haul to nothing. We have a bunch of people going to an island which is supposed to be haunted and (view spoiler)[the man financing it thinks it's aliens that kidnapped all the people that lived there a long time ago. (Think Mulder with money) (hide spoiler)] Well so far so good, but then hardly anything happens, well you get to know the people going to the island and suddenly it's a chic lit since sud [...]
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Bibliophile Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
A bunch of impossibly good-looking people are shipped off to an island in the Hebrides by a wealthy media mogul and tasked with solving a mystery. Sounds like fun, until the whole experience turns into And Then There Were None. Which should surprise no-one, considering that the mystery they are there to solve concerns the disappearance of a whole colony some hundred years earlier. It has some creepy moments, and I enjoyed the sleuthing elements of the story, but the characters were paper thin an [...]
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Rick Piatt Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I'm not normally one who reads thrillers so take this with a grain of salt. I found the characters stereotypical, predictable, and completely uninteresting. I found myself hoping they would all die so I wouldn't have to hear them droll on and on. The book is approximately 95% incredibly boring setup for a very predictable 5% ending. At one point I put the book aside but thought I should give it one more try. Those are hours I'll never get back. Such a waste. I listened to it (audible) and the na [...]
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Susan Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I was so disappointed in this book. This is the first book I've read by Mr. Cottom. It started out so well I texted a friend to say she should read it ASAP. Well, now I will tell her to not get into a big hurry to read it. The first quarter of the book was great and I was ready to read a really scary book and it didn't happen. Two thirds of this book was a long drawn out ordeal describing all the many ( too many) characters and what they thought of each other. Blah!! The ending was rushed and no [...]
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TLW Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I can't finish this book. It may be one of the most terrible books I have ever read. I know the whole Internet loves Cottam but honestly, it reads like a GCSE creative writing essay to me. The majority of the book seems to be about building up these cliched, boring characters and I frequently lose track if which one we're on as they have pretty much interchangeable voices. I find the writing dull and a little cringe worthy in places. However, I seem to be the only person in the world who feels l [...]
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Stephen Coatsworth Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
FG Cottram novels are, for me like a Marmite bomb. I don't know if I'm going to get something I love or something I hate. The Ideas are all appealing but the results tend to disappoint at times, which is disappointing, because with a damned good editor i think they could be brilliant.Editorial concerns aside, This is very much in the loved camp and I will continue to read his novels as they seem to be getting better as time moves on.
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Heather Jun 20, 2019 - 09:57 AM
I loved this book. It had me hooked from the beginning. It is a well written book and it got so deep into my mind that I actually started to dream about "The Colony". I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
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The Colony By F.G. Cottam For over a century, the mystery of the New Hope Island vanishing has intrigued and tantalized How did a community of 150 souls disappear and leave no trace behind As abruptly as the crew of the Mary Celeste, they went missing from their lonely Island in the Hebrides without a single clue as to the nature of their departure doomed to remain an enigma forever Until meFor over a century, the mystery of the New Hope Island vanishing has intrigued and tantalized How did a community of 150 souls disappear and leave no trace behind As abruptly as the crew of the Mary Celeste, they went missing from their lonely Island in the Hebrides without a single clue as to the nature of their departure doomed to remain an enigma forever Until media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to harness his prodigious energy and bottomless wealth in solving the New Hope mystery once and for all He gathers a crack team of experts, sparing no expense in his pursuit of answers What they discover is as terrifying as it is inexplicable Are some mysteries safer left unsolved F.G Cottam is the author of five previous novels of paranormal terror including Times Book Club choice and Children of the Night award winner The House of Lost Souls The Colony is his new chilling masterpiece.

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