Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family. When his young son is the victim of a brutal mugging, Greer wants to leave London - the sooner the better - for the charming old-fashioned fishing port he has just discovered.
But was finding Brodmaw Bay more than a happy accident? What is the connection between the village and his beautiful wife? When his friendly new neighbours say they'd welcome some new blood - in a village where the same families seem to have lived for generations - are they telling the whole truth?
Perhaps the village isn't so much welcoming them as luring them. To something ancient and evil. As it has lured others before . . .
A former magazine editor, F.G. Cottam has two children.
'A thriller with a real sense of underlying evil, it's not to be read last thing at night.' — Saga
Cottam succeeds brilliantly. — Daily Telegraph
'Cottam's artful chiller has an exuberant innocence about it.' — Guardian
A masterpiece of suspense with hints of The Wicker Man, this will have you sleeping with the lights on. — Bella
Cottam delivers an effective and often stylish performance. — Daily Mail
'A gripping story that will, just like Brodmaw Bay, suck you in and certainly leave you wanting more . . . A wonderful experience, moreishly dark and entertainingly immersive - Brodmaw Bay is one not to miss.' — milorambles.com
'Cottam writes thrillers with a supernatural element and his greatest strength is the sense of place that he brings to a book . . . As usual this is a very readable book from an excellent writer.' — crimesquad.com
Full of suspense and satisfyingly spooky, this is a real thriller. (4 stars) — Closer
It's brilliantly crafted, and will leave the most cynical of readers wondering about what lurks beneath the sea. — Northampton Chronicle & Echo