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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

About the Book

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...

About the Author

Laura Purcell lives in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, with her husband. A former bookseller, she will be available for bookshop events and festivals throughout 2017 and beyond. Her second novel for Bloomsbury, gothic chiller The Corset, will be published in 2018.