The Silent Companions: The Perfect Spooky Tale to Curl Up with This Winter

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Oct 5, 2017 - Ghost stories - 384 pages
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"Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine. Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked room and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure - a Silent Companion - that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself..." -- Provided by publisher.

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User Review  - Triduana - LibraryThing

I used to read Gothic horrors quite often but stopped when I realised I was reading the same themes over and over. I've recently re-visited the horror genre and this was one of the first books i ... Read full review

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User Review  - SharonMariaBidwell - LibraryThing

This gothic chiller takes off slowly but picks up once the ‘companions’ make an appearance. I love the idea of them in this well-plotted gothic mystery. Alas, it’s impossible to tell why without ... Read full review

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Laura Purcell is a former bookseller, she lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Her second novel for Bloomsbury, gothic chiller The Corset, was published in 2018.laurapurcell.com@spookypurcell

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