An isolated cottage…
After losing her job and boyfriend, Jan Hamlin is in desperate need of a fresh start. So she jumps at the chance to rent a secluded cottage on the edge of Coleshaw Woods.
A tap at the window…
Very quickly though, things take a dark turn. At night, Jan hears strange noises, and faint taps at the window. Something, or someone, is out there.
A forest that hides many secrets…
Jan refuses to be scared off. But whoever is outside isn’t going away, and it soon becomes clear that the nightmare is only just beginning…
About the author
As a writer of suspense thrillers I often ask myself what if? What if this happened instead of that? Or why a particular person reacted as they did. So often fact is stranger than fiction and these books start with a fact which I develop. You may be surprised to know, for example, just how many patients experience changes in their likes and dislikes after a transplant operation ~ The Darkness Within. Or how easy it is to look into someone’s home through their CCTV ~ Stalker.
Just a little bit about me. I live in England and have three children. I have always been a writer – from when I was at school, with poems and articles in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, a few radio plays and novels. I finally made it into the bestseller charts with Damaged in 2007 which I wrote under the pseudonym Cathy Glass. Since then I have had 28 books published, many of which have become international bestsellers.
Ooh, the atmosphere was set from the off in this book. It’s creepy, intriguing and claustrophobic. I enjoyed how the story unravelled. It contained a huge helping of mystery too. It’s not a book I raced through, instead I savoured the build up.
I found myself almost checking over my shoulder while Jan was trying to get to the root cause of why Tinder the dog kept getting agitated. The cottage set deep in the heart of dense woodland brought so much to the table.
This book will appeal to horror/supernatural fans as much as those who enjoy a mystery or a psych thriller. It has so many layers and would make a great read for the dark autumn nights that are looming!
Thanks for reading!
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