The Waiting Room by F. G. Cottam

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Martin Stride is a retired rock star, enjoying the quiet life with his young family on their beautiful estate. On the edge of his grounds lies a derelict Edwardian railway station waiting room once used to transport troops in The Great War. Silent for many years, it has become a playground for Martin's children but now they won't go near it. Strange occurrences in the waiting room lead Martin to seek the help of TV's favourite ghost-hunter Julian Creed. But Creed's psychic ability is a fabrication to gain viewers. He doesn't believe in the paranormal. Until he spends a night in The Waiting Room.

About F. G. Cottam

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F. G. Cottam is the author of Dark Echo and The House of Lost Souls.
Published June 24, 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Having serviced soldiers during the Great War, and later, inmates of an insane asylum, the building bears a powerful psychic residue, and Creed's assistant, Elena, fears that whoever—or whatever—is haunting the area intends to resuscitate hordes of dead soldiers, "‘And they'll be very stron...

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Summary: Strange occurrences at the disused waiting room of Shale Point Station lead us to an intriguing, dark and mysterious ghost story.

May 15 2010 | Read Full Review of The Waiting Room

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The climax of the story felt rather rushed, and there were elements of it that I felt still remained unexplained, but I did like the way Julian Creed's own personal story developed and the epilogue was particularly elegant and satisfying.

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The Waiting Room is his fourth book and it has made me curious to read the others.

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