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…
Do you enjoy gothic horror with supernatural elements and strong female characters?
Yes? Good! Then In Darkness, Shadows Breathe by Catherine Cavendish is a must read for you!
If you’re not a fan of hospitals, I’ll warn you now that you’re going to be on edge going into this one. And let me tell you, if I’m in a hospital anytime soon and I hear the words, “you’re next,” I’m definitely going to pee my pants…
This novel was organized in two main storylines, one that occurred in the first half of the book, and another that we get to dive into in the second half.
In part one, In Darkness, we meet Carol, a woman that leads a quiet and lonely life. However, once she moves into her rental, odd things being to occur and she tries her best to brush them aside and just ignore it. But when Carol finally confides in a neighbor, was it already too late?
In part two, Shadows Breathe, we meet Vanessa, or Nessa, a woman that has recently learned that her cancer has spread and that she needs major surgery. As she is recovering from the surgery, she begins to have hallucinations due to her pain medicine. But over time, she realizes that she’s not just dreaming these things up.
Each part of this novel started with a slow burn in the beginning, but once the spark caught in each, the flames quickly took over!
Both Carol and Nessa are absolutely incredible women. They are definitely the type of characters that readers will feel protective of immediately after meeting them as you hope that everything will turn out okay in the end.
Catherine Cavendish’s writing style is amazing. If you’ve read any of her work before, you know that her use of beautiful description that suddenly takes a turn into darkness will send a chill down readers spines.
I mean, just check out this passage:
“Despite the horror around me, I felt strangely calm. Then I heard a scratching sound. Someone turning the key in the lock. The door creaked as it was pushed open.“
Don’t wait. Snag a copy of In Darkness, Shadows Breathe by Catherine Cavendish today!