by Cassandra Parkin Read profile


Published on 16th September 2019

When her identical twin Laurel dies, seventeen-year-old Willow’s life falls apart. With her parents’ marriage faltering, she finds escape at her uncle Joe’s cottage. But even as they begin to know each other, Willow is plagued with memories of her sister. Then, Lucas arrives in her life – troubled, angry and with a dangerous past. 

Joe’s cottage is idyllic, but the forest is filled with secrets. What is Joe hiding from her? What events have brought Lucas to her door? And who is the Slaughter Man who steals through Willow’s sleep?

As the lines between dreams and reality become blurred, Willow’s torment deepens. It seems as if her only escape lies with the Slaughter Man. 

Praise for Cassandra

Shortlisted for an Amazon Rising Star Award

'A thoughtful novel. Parkin creates authentic, interesting characters' Carys Bray

'Fresh and original, written vividly and with lair. I was completely engrossed!' Katherine Webb

'Beautiful... A fascinating tale of the meeting of lost souls... Read it.' Jen Campbell