The Cottage by Stephen Kingston
Maurice Truman and his wife Sarah had their dream cottage in the country. Life was idyllic for the two authors. Across a small river on the other side of a bridge was another cottage.
Run down and neglected, it was a rental nobody ever seemed interested in. Until that is Mackenzie and his girlfriend Angela arrived. A sweet but confusing couple it eventually becomes apparent they like their weed and the occasional pill.
Maurice is called to the rescue when Mackenzie overdoses and he saves his life. A lesson was hopefully learned but on returning home Mackenzie becomes withdrawn and eventually turns crazy. He is trapped in his bedroom, fearful of an old man he sees in the spare bedroom upstairs.
Again Maurice must come to the rescue and save both himself and Mackenzie from a death buried four hundred years in the past. A death that will lead to incineration of the cottage if Maurice doesn’t play things properly.