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Second Lives

Published by Flame Tree Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

"Readers will find this a rewarding exploration of the emotions felt both by those confronting their own deaths and those left behind to mourn." - Publishers Weekly

When four patients unexpectedly wake after being declared dead, their families are ecstatic and the word “miracle” begins to be whispered throughout the hospital. But the jubilation is short lived when the patients don’t respond to their names and insist they are different people. It is suggested all four are suffering from fugue states until one of the doctors recognizes a name and verifies that he not only knew the girl but was there when she died in 1992. It soon becomes obvious that the bodies of the four patients are now inhabited by the souls of people long dead.





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.

The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award, P.D. Cacek has published over a hundred short stories and five novels. Cacek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of California at Long Beach and has been a guest lecturer at the Odyssey Writing Camp.

"Readers will find this a rewarding exploration of the emotions felt both by those confronting their own deaths and those left behind to mourn."

– Publishers Weekly

"SECOND LIVES is a wonderfully stunning novel, and a definite candidate to reread."

– The Haunted Reading Room

“P.D. Cacek is the most lyrical—and the scariest—writer to emerge in the horror field in the 90’s. I see a shining future for this priestess of the Dark.”

– S.P. Somtow, Author of Valentine

“Cacek doesn’t pull any punches.”

– The Denver Post

“Cacek brings impressive assets to the task of entertaining and frightening the reader.”

– The Chancery House

“Cacek is certainly one of horror’s most important up and comers.”

– Matt Schwartz, Horrornet

"An emotional, character driven book."

– Sci-Fi and Scary

"This novel is a spellbinding and original exploration of reincarnation...wondrous concept brought to life by P.D. Cacek"

– Well Worth a Read

"...not only one of Cacek’s finest works but one any fan of supernatural fiction will savor."

– The Horror Fiction Review

"Fantastic and original, character driven and exciting, this is compelling from start to finish. Looking forward to more from Cacek!"

– Library Thing

"P.D. Cacek’s Second Lives is every bit heartbreakingly beautiful as it is compelling."

– Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

“not only one of Cacek’s finest works but one any fan of supernatural fiction will savor”

– The Horror Fiction Review

“Second Lives turned out to be a very engaging read and one that surprisingly tugged a bit on the ol' heartstrings...P.D. Cacek is definitely an author that I will pick up again!”

– Cat’s Coffee Blog

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