About the Book:
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…
Fiction: Fantasy / Paranormal
Product format: Paperback
Price: £9.95; $14.95
Pages: 256 pp
About the Author:
Cat first started writing when someone thrust a pencil into her hand. Unfortunately as she could neither read nor write properly at the time, none of her stories actually made much sense. However as she grew up, they gradually began to take form and, at the tender age of nine or ten, she sold her dolls’ house, and various other toys to buy her first typewriter – an Empire Smith Corona. She hasn’t stopped bashing away at the keys ever since, although her keyboard of choice now belongs to her laptop.
The need to earn a living led to a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance but Cat is now the full-time author of a number of supernatural, ghostly, haunted house and Gothic horror novels and novellas, including The Garden of Bewitchment, The Haunting of Henderson Close, the Nemesis of the Gods trilogy –Wrath of the Ancients, Waking the Ancients, Damned by the Ancients – The Devil’s Serenade, Dark Avenging Angel, The Pendle Curse, Saving Grace Devine and Linden Manor. Her short story, ‘Miss Emmeline’s Mirror’, recently appeared in the anthology Haunted Are These Houses.
She lives north of Liverpool with her long suffering husband and black cat (who remembers that her species used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt and sees no reason why that practice should not continue).
When not slaving over a hot computer, Cat enjoys rambling around stately homes, circles of standing stones and travelling to favourite haunts such as Vienna and Orkney.
When I was offered to receive this book for free in return for a review, I jumped at the chance. I have read several books by Flame Tree Press before and loved every single one of them, even if they a few of them would ordinarily have been passed on due to their themes.
The start of the book concentrated on Carol and then we move onto Nessa and I rather liked that way of presenting the story; I don’t think it would have been as good if we had had alternate chapters or something like that.
I wouldn’t class this as horror myself as I wasn’t scared as such but it does make you thin – more psychological, which if you have been around any amount of time, you know I love too!
The characters were well written and well built and the ‘ancillary’ characters weren’t missed in this either.
It’s very difficult to write a review without spoilers and I make a point to not do that. I like the book and it has encouraged me to ensure I try another Cavendish.
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