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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 . . .

Reviews

'A thriller with a real sense of underlying evil, it's not to be read last thing at night.'
<i>Saga</i>
Cottam succeeds brilliantly . . . making the paranormal palatable to the sceptical with austerely elegant prose, psychological conviction and an instinctive grasp of indefinable "cool".
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
A masterpiece of suspense with hints of The Wicker Man, this will have you sleeping with the lights on.
<i>Bella</i>
'Cottam's artful chiller has an exuberant innocence about it.'
<i>Guardian</i>
'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 delivers an effective and often stylish performance.
<i>Daily Mail</i>
Full of suspense and satisfyingly spooky, this is a real thriller. (4 stars)
<i>Closer</i>
'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
'A masterpiece of suspense with hints of The Wicker Man, this will have you sleeping with the lights on.'
<i>Bella</i>
'Cottam delivers an effective and often stylish performance.'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'Full of suspense and satisfyingly spooky, this is a real thriller. (4 stars)'
<i>Closer</i>