Don't go there . . . The new novel by the author of The House of Lost Souls is another masterpiece of suspense.
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 thriller with a real sense of underlying evil, it's not to be read last thing at night. - Saga
Cottam succeeds brilliantly . . . making the paranormal palatable to the sceptical with austerely elegant prose, psychological conviction and an instinctive grasp of indefinable "cool". - Daily Telegraph
A masterpiece of suspense with hints of The Wicker Man, this will have you sleeping with the lights on. - Bella
Cottam's artful chiller has an exuberant innocence about it. - Guardian
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. - Daily Mail
Full of suspense and satisfyingly spooky, this is a real thriller. (4 stars) - Closer
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