It’s 1914, and fear and paranoia rule the high seas. Iain Cosgrove is newly married to Jennifer Manson, daughter of a wealthy Scottish merchant. But Iain must soon leave for a research trip aboard the Lady Balgay, last of Dundee’s once-grand sealing fleet. Fueled by rum and the tales of John Pratt, the crew obsess over ancient superstitions; ones Iain casually dismisses as simple lore, until they reach the frigid Artic seas. When a string of accidents coincide with the recurring appearance of a female apparition, Iain’s beliefs are shaken. Then the ship discovers two castaways, one of them a woman, and events take a sinister turn. Inspired by historical accounts, Dark Voyage is a compelling and horrifying tale set in the icy waters of the north.
Born and bred in Scotland, I live in the north east of the country. My interests include history and folklore, as well as nature and animals.