The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
Book Description From Goodreads:
“When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . .When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure —a silent companion —-that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of The Bridge are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition–that is, until she notices the figure’s eyes following her.A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, this is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect–much like the silent companions themselves.”
This weekend I am reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell. I am currently 200 pages in and really enjoying it, however I did have to sleep with the lights on last night! What made it worse is that Silent Companions actually exist! Whilst I enjoy learning new things, this has added to the spookiness of the tale!
What are you reading this weekend?
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