The Silent Companions: The perfect spooky tale to curl up with this winter

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Winner of the W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award

As featured on the Radio 2 Book Club and the Zoe Ball ITV Book Club

'[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book' Jojo Moyes

'[It] shone, for originality for the sheer quality of the writing, the characters and some masterly chills' Peter James

Some doors are locked for a reason...

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. For 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...

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This is terrific. Perfect setting, great build-up, chilling. What more could you want ? (Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black)

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)

A deliciously creepy ghost story (Sunday Express)

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)

A creepy, unsettling tale that I had to finish reading in broad daylight (Stylist, 'Must-Read Books')

A sinister slice of Victorian gothic... creepy and page-turning (The Times)

A perfect read for a winter night . Intriguing, nuanced and genuinely eerie (Guardian)

Really tense and unnerving, it still won't let me go (Woman & Home)

A true page-turner...neatly crafted and compelling...with a spine-tingling revelation every few pages (Times Literary Supplement)

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

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As featured on the Radio 2 Book Club and the Zoe Ball ITV Book Club. Some doors are locked for a reason...

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