Dark Resurrection : The Colony (Cottam)

  • by F. G. Cottam
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • Series: The Colony (Cottam)
  • 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Five years after a tragic expedition put New Hope Island back in the headlines, past-his-prime crime author Dennis Thorpe leads a writers' retreat to that secluded corner of the Hebrides.... The group is never seen again.
Ruthie Gillespie, the beautiful, heavily tattooed, hard-drinking author of dark tales for children, was supposed to be among their number, but something stopped her at the eleventh hour, and it isn't long before the police come knocking. With her escape tying her irrevocably to the case, Ruthie falls deeper and deeper into a web of dark magic and darker secrets as it becomes clear that the writers' pasts are not what they seem.
How far can you take an investigation when your own life is threatened? Do you continue, knowing that you must find the answers before the island claims another victim? Or do you run and hope that it never catches up with you?

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Customer Reviews

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Mixed experience

I listened to The Colony back in 2013. I enjoyed it and was looking forward to this follow-up. I listened to The Going and the Rise novella first. This features a character, Ruthie, who then has a prominent role in Dark Resurrection. Annoyingly, a detailed summary of The Going is featured in DR. This is the most obvious example of padding-out this long novel.

I wish I had revisited The Colony before listening to DR. Some of the characters from DR feature in the new novel and I couldn't remember their back story. Like The Colony, I found that this novel had far too many characters and distinguishing some of them was not easy.

I stuck with the story to the end but it took a lot of effort. It seemed very long and didn't sustain my inteterest.
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- Drew

Good sequel but flawed again

If you enjoyed the first book you'll probably still enjoy this. Some of the same problems remain, if anything the repetition of the backstory and the exposition has got worse. The new characters are essentially the same as the old ones.

Additionally, the balance of the forces on the island has changed which seemed a bit unlikely all things considered and seems to have been done to shape the new story than because if fitted within the existing story.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios