When I went to America to spend a month with my aunt, she lived in a beautiful big house with floor to ceiling windows and no curtains. I loved the house but when night time came, I couldn't relax because it felt like someone was out there, looking in!
The cottage sounds idyllic and it would be our dream to buy a cottage in the woods with a lovely little stream running through the bottom of the garden but I wonder whether I'd always be nervous, worrying about someone hiding in the woods, watching me.
The book really struck a chord with me, as you can tell from this post....I haven't even mentioned what the book is about really, just the effect it had on me!
Here's a little about it -
"We thought we’d found our haven, a cottage deep in the heart of the forest. Charming, maybe a little run down, but so peaceful. That was the first part of the Magic. Midge’s painting and my music soared to new heights of creativity. That was another part of the Magic. Our love for each other – well, that became the supreme Magic. But the cottage had an alternative side. The Bad Magic." "What happened to us there was horrendous beyond belief. The healings, the crazy sect who wanted our home for themselves, the hideous creatures that crawled from the nether regions, and the bats – oh God, the bats! Even now those terrible things seem impossible to me. Yet they happened..."
This another James Herbert book that I really enjoyed and he's fast becoming one of my favourite authors :)