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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
Mar 06, 2018 | 320 Pages
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“If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don’t plan on leaving your bed anytime soon. Immersive, meticulous, and reminiscent of the masters of gothic fiction—not only a compulsively readable ghost story, but a skillful, loving ode to the entire genre.”
—Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author of Jane Steele

“Irresistibly creepy, this romps along, Purcell turning her screws with skill. It’s what crumpets and dismal afternoons were made for.”
—Glamour (UK)

“A genuinely creepy Victorian ghost story, it’ll keep you up half the night reading it… and you won’t want to turn off the light.”
—Good Housekeeping (UK)

“One of the most well-written horror stories I’ve read this year, The Silent Companions is proper Gothic fare. . . . What is commendable is how Purcell is able to weave all these [classic] elements in a story that is layered and psychologically complex till the very end.”
Book Riot

“Layering on the dark and creepy, this intriguingly plotted novel is the full-blown Gothic, maintaining throughout an unsettling claustrophobic atmosphere mixed with some unusual historical detail.”
—Daily Mail (UK)

“A sinister slice of the Victorian Gothic . . . It is a measure of Laura Purcell’s skill…that she spins these tropes into something creepy and page-turning.”
—The Times (UK)

“Neatly crafted and compelling . . . a spine-tingling revelation every few pages.”
—The Times Literary Supplement (UK)

“This atmospheric Gothic novel tells a deliciously creepy ghost story.”
Sunday Express (UK)

“Compulsively creepy.”
Sunday Mirror (UK)

—Sunday Post (UK)

“Creeptastic . . . Laura Purcell has nailed it with a story that conjures up Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black, Henry James’s The Turn Of The Screw and a little bit of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.”
— Emerald Street

“You may want to leave the light on once you put down this intensely spooky gothic chiller. . . . Irresistibly creepy.”
The People (UK)

“A superbly atmospheric, tense novel full of creeping dread.”
Red Magazine (UK)

“Really tense and unnerving. It still won’t let me go.”
Woman & Home Magazine (UK)

“A creepy, unsettling tale that I had to finish reading in broad daylight.”
Stylist, “10 must-read books for October” (UK)

“A brilliant, unsettling debut. Don’t read just before bedtime!”
—Prima (UK)

“This incredibly creepy ghost story plays out in the very best tradition against a backdrop of a crumbling house. . . . Superb.”
Saga (UK)

“A delightfully creepy, unsettling gothic ghost story that will send a shiver down your spine and stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. Prepare to be chilled!”
Dead Good

“Writing in the tradition of country house ghost stories, Laura Purcell has created a book that is unnerving and compelling in equal measure. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale that chills the blood.”
—Sophia Tobin, bestselling author of The Silversmith’s Wife

“Magnificently creepy . . . I really wished it were longer.”
—Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

“Frighteningly atmospheric, genuinely haunting and psychologically astute, the horror of The Silent Companions lingers like truth in the darkest corners of the human mind.”
—Helen Sedgwick, author of The Comet Seekers

“Compelling and claustrophobic. The pages all but turn by themselves.”
—Essie Fox, author of The Last Days of Leda Grey

“Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me. Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written. Read it if you dare.”
—Anna Mazzola, author of The Unseeing

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