Ex-military man, Mark Hunter, has taken his ten year old son, Adam, to live in Scotland following the tragic deaths of his wife and daughter. The hope is that they will both recover from this bereavement to some extent, but events from the past disrupt these plans in a terrible way.
Adam Hunter is being tormented by dreams, during which he is heard to speak in ancient languages and to use voices other than his own. His father is frantic to find help for him and calls in the local doctor, Elizabeth Bancroft. She eventually comes to the conclusion that Adam has been possessed by something truly evil.
Mark Hunter sets out on his quest to save his son. He follows trails and clues which he hopes will lead him to the enigmatic Mrs Mallory, the strange and beautiful woman who laid a curse upon his family years earlier. During this time, he encounters some extremely odd creatures….and people!
I have only read one other title by F.G.Cattom entitled “Dark Echo” and I think he followed a similar pattern in the writing of this book. Again, he has set his chilling tale against a believable background with believable characters; this makes the paranormal events of the story even more spine-chilling. I do think with this genre, one needs to suspend belief for a while in order to fully appreciate the story. There may have been a few unanswered questions, but on the whole, I really enjoyed reading “The Magdalena Curse”. I will certainly look for more of this author’s work.