AUTHOR: LAURA PURCELL • GENRE: HORROR • PAGES: 364
NOTE- I was sent a review copy of The Silent Companions from the brilliant people at Bloomsbury Australia in exchange for my honest review. If you wish to see my review policy you can find it here.
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. But 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…
Silent Companions sound nice don’t they? Company without the noise. It really is a bibliophiles dream…
This book isn’t freaky at all. It won’t make you ask your husband to wait to go to bed until you finish your chapter because you are scared to walk down the hallway in the dark. You won’t at all be worries when you are checking on your kids before bed that wooden figures from the 1600s will appear in their room even though your house was built 30 years ago. No this book won’t do any of those things at all.
I explained the plot of this book to my mum because she doesn’t read books but she loves scary movies. We both agree that it would make a stellar movie! This book is thrilling, captivating and scary in the best way possible. I can’t wait for Laura’s next book coming out this year.
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼ ￼￼☕☕￼￼☕☕☕ 5/5 teacups
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