In Darkness, Shadows Breath by Catherine Cavendish @Cat_Cavendish @RandomTTours @FlameTreePress #BookReview #BlogTour

Posted January 19, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 9 Comments

In Darkness, Shadows Breath by Catherine Cavendish @Cat_Cavendish @RandomTTours @FlameTreePress #BookReview #BlogTourIn Darkness, Shadows Breathe by Catherine Cavendish
Published by Flame Tree Press on January 19, 2021
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Genres: Horror
Pages: 240
Also by this author: The Haunting of Henderson Close

Carol and Nessa are strangers but not for much longer.

In a luxury apartment and in the walls of a modern hospital, the evil that was done continues to thrive.

They are in the hands of an entity that knows no boundaries and crosses dimensions - bending and twisting time itself - and where danger waits in every shadow. The battle is on for their bodies and souls and the line between reality and nightmare is hard to define.

Through it all, the words of Lydia Warren Carmody haunt them. But who was she? And why have Carol and Nessa been chosen?

The answer lies deep in the darkness…

Happy Publication Day Cat! Have a fab day!

I do love a book by Cat because you do know that you will be in for a treat. I will say that this did not scare me like The Haunting of Henderson Close, however, this book completely fascinated me. You have 2 parts, 2 women and 2 separate unsettling hauntings. I loved how these women were experiencing the same things but at different times, both getting the same message You’re Next.

I found Carol’s story if any, the scariest one, it was more of a haunting one, some scenes did give me a shiver and I was internally shouting for Carol to run. I think I would have the first time I saw a girl standing outside my door. Nessa’s story was more atmospheric and more of possession but not, she knew her mind, she knew she was in the wrong time. I can not say much more about the plot because I do not want to ruin it for you. But my god, it is a story that would send chills.

It was fascinating with the throwbacks of time, seeing the old workhouse and the old asylum and just as things get interesting we are brought back to the present day. The only problem is we do not know when the present day is! It does create an interesting concept that time is not linear and that is definitely explored quite explicitly. It is not always clear to what might be occurring but I do think that the repetition of time is not linear helped explain this away. I do know one thing, I never want to say in a hospital again, and preferably not that hospital neither!! Best to stay away!

I did read this in one sitting, it was short but packed a punch. I was hooked to find out what was going to happen to Carol and Nessa and this mysterious Lydia. The fact that Cat has used her own experiences for Nessa’s stories adds another layer as the story was hard-hitting but at the same time, so brave.

I will be back with another book by Cat for sure, she knows how to reel me in and how to create a spooky setting to try and give you the terrors at nighttime. Plus who doesn’t love a good ole ghost story in a hospital?

Until next time xxx

Thank you so much to Anne at Random Things Tours for the tour invite and the author and publisher for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

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About Catherine Cavendish

Hello, my name’s Catherine Cavendish and I write horror fiction – frequently with ghostly, supernatural, Gothic and haunted house themes. Out now – from Flame Tree Press – THE HAUNTING OF HENDERSON CLOSE. Ghostly horror set in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Available now from Kensington-Lyrical – the NEMESIS OF THE GODS trilogy: mWRATH OF THE ANCIENTS, WAKING THE ANCIENTS and DAMNED BY THE ANCIENTS – set in Egypt and Vienna and featuring the sinister Dr. Emeryk Quintillus whose obsession has stayed with him past the grave. My novellas COLD REVENGE, MISS ABIGAIL’S ROOM, THE DEMONS OF CAMBIAN STREET, THE DEVIL INSIDE HER and THE SECOND WIFE have now been released in new editions by Crossroad Press. My novels THE DEVIL’S SERENADE and SAVING GRACE DEVINE have also been released in

new editions by Crossroad Press, as have my novel of the Lancashire Witches – THE PENDLE CURSE – and my novellas, LINDEN MANOR and DARK AVENGING ANGEL. I live with a long-suffering husband and a delightful black cat who has never forgotten that her species used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt. She sees no reason why that practice should not continue. Who am I to argue? When not slaving over a hot computer, I enjoy wandering around Neolithic stone circles and visiting old haunted houses.

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