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Cape Wrath

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Craeghatir: a lonely rock, far out on the northernmost tip of Britain; the closest point of land to it, the wild, storm-ravaged Cape Wrath. To call this place bleak is the understatement of a lifetime. Huge cliffs dominate its shores, but within there are green tracks linking secret valleys where tumuli can be found, ancient megaliths and the bones of prehistoric mammals ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Telos
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Mark
Oct 26, 2009 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
The first piece of long-ish (it's a novella) fiction from Paul Finch, this is a corker of a read, starting off at a cracking pace and never letting up. Set on a remote island, genuinely creepy, juicily gruesome when called for, this is a great read and highly recommended.
Adam Stone
May 12, 2013 Adam Stone rated it really liked it
Shelves: novellas
Cape Wrath is a novella by Paul Finch set on a remote island off the most northerly part of the Scottish mainland where a group of archaeology students are on a field trip that goes horribly wrong for the majority of them.

It is a very quick read being approximately 120 pages long, and is also very gruesome and the author doesn't pull his punches when describing the ways in which the characters are killed, all of which are grisly and get worse as time goes on.

This book is definitely not for the
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David Brooke
Nov 19, 2011 David Brooke rated it it was amazing
Very scary stuff. The book follows some archeologists as they try to uncover an ancient viking's burial ground. The book takes place on a deserted island in the frigid Northern British isles, with a history of every inhabitant of the island either going mad or was murdered. Hm. The book has some interesting artistic flickers and is always descriptive enough to keep you on your toes. It's short enough at 120 pages to be scary and at the same time not out warm its welcome.

Be warned, there's some
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Pamela Scott
Cape Wrath is a great horror novella. I really enjoyed it. I loved the setting, the perfect back-drop for a little madness. I’m a big fan of Norse mythology so loved all the references to Odin and the god’s and the mad, blood-thirsty Vikings. This isn’t the most original novella ever written and some elements were predictable horror movie fodder (i.e. a group of people at a remote island get picked off one by one but who is the madman?). What makes Cape Wrath different is that the mad killer is ...more
Canyonxplorer
Jul 23, 2012 Canyonxplorer rated it really liked it
Cape Wrath is the fourth Paul Finch book that I've read this year. The basic plot is very similar to Willie Meikle's Island Life - archaelogical dig set on remote Scottish Island disturbing something best left alone.

Once again Mr Finch's descriptive work was excellent - particulary the opening pages where the boat is approaching the island via a steep and narrow inlet - it was very evocative of the sights and sounds.

Against the backdrop of the Scottish Island, Cape Wrath, we have the historica
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Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now full-time writer. Having written for the television series THE BILL plus children's animation and DOCTOR WHO audio dramas, he is best known for his horror fiction.

He has won the British Fantasy Award twice and the International Horror Guild Award.

Paul lives in Wigan, Lancashire, UK with his wife and children.
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