"[...] if there is a crown of queen of gothic horror, [Catherine Cavendish] should be wearing it." — Modern Horrors
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…
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Following a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance, Cat is now the full-time author of a number of paranormal, ghostly and Gothic horror novels and novellas. She lives with her long-suffering husband and black cat in a 260 year old haunted apartment in North Wales.
"A compelling, immersive, and intense time-slip horror novel with sympathetic characters that readers actively root for. The tale reads like The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle if it were written by Sarah Pinborough."
– Library Journal
"I’m getting really close to calling the race for best British genre novelist of the 21st century (thus far) for Catherine Cavendish, and the author’s new novel In Darkness, Shadows Breathe just might be her best yet."
"The story of female resilience at the heart of this well-constructed gothic tale is sure to please fans of women-driven horror."
– Publishers Weekly
"[...]if there is a crown of queen of gothic horror, [Catherine Cavendish] should be wearing it."
– Modern Horrors
"In Darkness, Shadows Breathe is a good way to start 2021, because it’s a novel centering around recovery, something the world can relate to right now. Cavendish shines in the ways she’s connected to the story, making herself vulnerable to not only her readers, but to the ghosts that haunt her."
– Aiden Merchant
"A story that creeps up and drags you in until you are almost as scared as the characters you are reading about. Magnificently, dark, eerie and all-consuming in it’s telling. A Gothic tale for a dark night, or not! Depends how easily scared you are really"
– Beyond the Books
“The writing is beautiful and an absolute pleasure to read, with the transition from modern renal ward to Victorian squalor (or reality to Otherworld) being almost tangible.”