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Dark Observation

Published by Flame Tree Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

With dark secrets underground and hints of the occult, this is a must for readers of Adam Nevill and Susan Hill.

"A dark, disturbing thrill ride." - Publisher's Weekly

Eligos is waiting…fulfil your destiny

1941. In the dark days of war-torn London, Violet works in Churchill's subterranean top secret Cabinet War Rooms, where key decisions that will dictate Britain’s conduct of the war are made. Above, the people of London go about their daily business as best they can, unaware of the life that teems beneath their feet.

Night after night the bombs rain down, yet Violet has far more to fear than air raids. A mysterious man, a room only she can see, memories she can no longer trust, and a best friend who denies their shared past... Something or someone - is targeting her.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at and connect on social media @FlameTreePress.

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (September 13, 2022)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787586840

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Raves and Reviews

"A dark, disturbing thrill ride."

– Publishers Weekly

“[...]if there is a crown of queen of gothic horror, [Catherine Cavendish] should be wearing it."

– Modern Horrors

"Cavendish showcases her expertise at creating a creepy atmosphere and facilitating suspension of disbelief."

– Publisher's Weekly

"Established horror author Cavendish weaves an engaging, multigenerational tale of dark magic and occult dealings in London, both in modern day and during the height of the World War II bombing blitz [...] Dark Observation reads as part occult tale, akin to Rosemary’s Baby, and part feminist World War II novel, like Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity (2012). Readers will enjoy the inventive uses of historical and horror-fantasy plot elements and the great many twists."

– Booklist

“Dark Observation overlays the tight pacing and intrigue of the spy thriller with a genuinely creepy atmosphere, and the historical details ring true without feeling intrusive."

– Toronto Star

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