"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 book was impossible to put down! Every time I did I just wanted to know what was going to happen next, so much going on and never a dull moment!
Mike and Midge are a couple living in a flat in London and find their perfect little cottage in the country, the cottage is being sold as the former owner died. Midge absolutely falls in love with it and although Mike sees the flaws they inevitably buy the cottage.
There is something very strange about the cottage with the animals coming to visit and Rumbo,a red squirrel he is so darn cute! Then they meet some people who appear at first nice but, later find out they are a cult, and the cult wants the cottage.
This was quite scary in places and the most disturbing for me was the bats, that really did make my flesh crawl - urgh!
This was only my third James Herbert book, my favourite is still Once but, this comes a close second.
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