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The Silent Companions: The prize-winning ghost story Paperback – 1 June 2018

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Raven Books (1 June 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408888033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408888032
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.4 x 12.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars535 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 which chills the blood (Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession)

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)

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, author of The Gods of Gotham)

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)

Magnificently creepy . I really wished it were longer (Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street)

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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...

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1.0 out of 5 stars The silent but able to move about companions
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4.0 out of 5 stars A suitably chilling serving of Victorian gothic
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3.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric take on a gothic thriller with three distinct narratives and a plucky heroine.
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