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Q: Cant remember the name of a book ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Cant remember the name of a book
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: shellbug-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 Dec 2005 09:26 PST
Expires: 07 Jan 2006 09:26 PST
Question ID: 603206
I am looking for a book but I can?t remember the author or name of the
book it is a fiction/horror novel. The story is about a small town and
a new newspaper reporter moves to town. She lives in a log cabin or
small house in the woods and after that I only remember bits and
pieces so the following maybe a little jumbled:
?	There is a house that has purple light shining out if it at night
and a lot of different town people go into it.
?	Near the house there is a mound. A pregnant woman and her husband go
to have a picnic on it and I think she has a miscarriage or close to
one when they are sitting on it. They may also have a dog with them
and I think he goes crazy while they are there.
?	The new reporter starts poking her nose in where it doesn?t belong
and weird things start happening to her. She is chased by bees that
swarm all over her and start to go inside her crotch (sounds bad I
know) so he jumps in a pond or lake to save herself.
?	I think in the end her and a guy or maybe a few people escape, but
the town is disappearing or something.

If anyone can help that would be great it is driving me crazy. One
other think the book is about 10-15 years old.
Subject: Re: Cant remember the name of a book
Answered By: juggler-ga on 08 Dec 2005 10:48 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I believe that you're thinking of "The Forbidden Zone" (1994) by Whitley Strieber.

The novel has the following elements that are consistent with your description:

- a big-city reporter who moves to a haunted town
- a mound where people picnic
- a pregnant woman

From a description on

"For the community of Oscola, New York, the mound has never been
dangerous..until now. Now something beyond cunning or imagining,
something that appears undeniably evil is hiding beneath the mound.
The terror comes from out of time, space, and the depths of the human
mind with its alien needs and desires... His very pregnant second
wife, Loi, a beautiful and brilliant refugee from the pain of Vietnam,
has battled demons before. She's ready to dare anything to save her
unborn son. The tough yet dangerously vulnerable Ellen Maas, a
big-city reporter trying to revive the local paper, must finally
commit to destroying the beast - or perish herself."

Additionally, reader reviews on mention a "hypnotic light"
and similarities to The Swarm (i.e., bees).

------- keywords: reporter mound horror town

I hope "The Forbidden Zone" is the book that you had in mind. If not,
please let me know via the "request clarification" feature.
shellbug-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you so much that was driving me CRAZY!!!!

Subject: Re: Cant remember the name of a book
From: juggler-ga on 08 Dec 2005 11:34 PST
Thank you for the tip.

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