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The Silent Companions
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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RealBooks4ever
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Book haul from Book Outlet! #outofcontrol #cantstop #dontwanttostop

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juliegumdrop
Silent Companions | Laura Purcell
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Here‘s my #OctoberWrapUp. I read 3 books this month.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Pickpick

This book flips from a woman in an asylum in the late 1800‘s to the events that led her there, and a diary from the 1600‘s.

This is a creepy and atmospheric read. I enjoy gothic tales and books with diary entries, so this was a good read for me (and bonus, there is a cat 🐈 Jasper). Plus, the cover 💕
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme 👻)

Maike I agree, this was really creepy. 🙈 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Readage Beautiful cover ❤️ 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Readage Yes, and I had to hunt for this edition. (edited) 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Maine It reminded of the Weeping Angels in Dr. Who 2mo
Laura317 @CoffeeCatsBooks Now I really want to read it since it reminded you of the Weeping Angels! 2mo
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juliegumdrop
Silent Companions | Laura Purcell
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This is super creepy so far.

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loiserin
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Definitely not my usual kind of book but surprisingly I'm rather enjoying it! There are a lot of comparisons to other supernatural fiction books but somehow it's giving me Queen of the Tearling vibes.

It's also raining and cold outside so homemade shortbread and some afternoon tea is just what's needed before a performance of Mozart's Requiem this evening. 🥰🌿

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LeahBergen
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Well, that‘s lucky. There‘s a #BlackCat (or two) on the cover of my current read. 😄

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge
#Screamathon

batsy Your cup! 👻 2mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
veritysalter I loved this, have you read The Corset? ♥️ 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m reading this one now too! 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy I had to remember to dig it out as I only use it in October. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m really liking it so far, too! 2mo
LeahBergen @veritysalter No, but I do have it waiting on my shelf. 😄 2mo
LeahBergen @CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s a fun one, isn‘t it? 😄 2mo
Gissy I love that cover! Trying to find that book in hardcover but apparently is out of print!😱😢 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Wanting to read this but my furry companion thinks it should be snuggle time. #CatsofLitsy

#scarathlon #teamstoker 1pt

DrawingSustenance 😍😍😍 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Susannah I think furry companion would be pretty hard to resist. 😻 2mo
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veritysalter I loved this book, very creepy. ♥️ 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @JulietBooks @Susannah the kitty 🐱 did win out (and then I fell asleep). 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @veritysalter I love the cover and I keep hearing good things about it. 2mo
AmyRebecca Adorable 🐱 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @AmyRebecca She‘s my snuggle bear! 2mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘m starting this one now for my first #Screamathon read of October.

How‘s that for a spooky quote on the matching bookmark? 😬

Lizpixie I loved this one! Plus it‘s such a gorgeous looking book👍 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great quote! That eye in the keyhole is kinda freaking me out. 😂 2mo
Centique That cover is so good too! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I just ordered this one thanks to you. 😆 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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Thank you so much @4thhouseontheleft 🎃🎃🎃

I‘m feeling very blessed and spoiled this morning. So excited about the books, the bath bombs, the ST loot, the cute little pumpkin lights and all of the goodies!

Happy #screamathon to you!

MidnightBookGirl Wow! That is a whole lot of awesome! 2mo
vivastory How amazing! I'm going to be on the lookout for that caramel corn! Is that a Stranger Things sticker? 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you like everything! 🧡🖤 2mo
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sprainedbrain @vivastory two of them! One just says Stranger Things and the other has the ‘ahoy‘ from the Scoops uniform hats. 😂 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I knew it was a long shot, but I was really hoping you would get a mini Pennywise in the mystery box. (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft ha! We actually have a little Pennywise funko keychain, so this is perfect. I‘m so in love with everything! Thank you again 🖤 2mo
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Lizpixie
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2 The 2nd in my favourite covers is this debut novel from Laura Purcell. Not only is the cover amazing, the story is too, very creepy and atmospheric. But this cover is just a feast for the eyes, isn‘t it? Why don‘t you give it a go @MrsMalaprop

LeeRHarry That‘s lovely 😊 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book too 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
MrsMalaprop Sure Liz. I‘ll start tomorrow. I read and liked this one too. 3mo
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BarbaraBB Beautiful cover 💜 3mo
gradcat Nice one 👍♥️ 3mo
Leftcoastzen Very nice! 3mo
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lilistar
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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I am completely obsessed with the 1800's this year. Visiting the library is like visiting the past. Any more recommendations would be welcome! #library #recommend

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erzascarletbookgasm
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On the surface, this book is about the creepy incidents that took place in a decaying Victorian country house inherited by a widow. The element of malevolence and suspense are very effective, making this a gripping Gothic horror read with interesting and complex characters. Underneath all the hysteria and madness though, there‘re dark themes of abuse, incest, murder, and psychological trauma. 👇

erzascarletbookgasm ..(cont.) Some may not like the ambiguous ending and things unanswered, but it worked for me. Fans of Sarah Water‘s The Little Stranger, will probably appreciate this. 4mo
Cinfhen I think @Reviewsbylola might like this one!! Not for me, though 😛 4mo
batsy Nice review! Sounds right up my street 😆 4mo
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toofondofbooks I read this earlier this year and enjoyed it too 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I loved this one too. 4mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah this for sure sounds right up my alley. 😆 @cinfhen 4mo
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Kate.Braithwaite
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Pickpick

Gothic, creepy, witchy, asylums & hysteria... perfect blend of 17th & 19th Century superstition and repression. Such a gripping read 🥰

Cathythoughts I liked this too 5mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Pickpick

What a creepy read! I really liked this book about a young widow who retires to her dead husband‘s country estate for the duration of her pregnancy.

It slowly builds a sense of menace & the reader is unsure at first whether it is supernatural in origin or if someone is orchestrating things. 4🌟

Cathythoughts Nice review! I liked it too👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
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my.books.in.squares
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New bookmarks 😍

#currentlyreading The Silent Companions.

starlight97 Wow 😍🌵 6mo
LibrarianJen 😍😍😍 6mo
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Lisas.Library
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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I‘m so happy to have finally snag this edition of The Silent Companions!! Isn‘t it gorgeous?!?! I‘m waiting until late September or early October to read this beauty.
I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this gothic, creepy, haunting novel.....I can‘t wait!!

emz711 Sounds so good. The cover art looks like Fantastic Beasts and Labyrinth of spirits. Wonder if it's the same person 7mo
Nerdfins Beautiful cover! 7mo
Aloisi_tribe This book was so good! I loved it so much that I bought it for my kindle so I can reread it. I‘m almost done with her other novel, The Corset, and it is just as good as The Silent Companions. 7mo
Lisas.Library @emz711 ~ yeah it kinda does. @Nerdfins ~ right?!? @Aloisi_tribe ~ thanks for sharing!! Now I‘m really anxious to get to this one! And....now you‘ve got me sold on The Corset. Lol I have it in my cart online for my next order. 😂 6mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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So many hours to read ahead of me (good) but it‘s business travel on a Saturday - Chicago to Tokyo (not so good). TG for reading.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good book, at least! I liked this one. 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh I loved this one ♥️👍🏻 8mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Packing what‘s important. #ontheroadagain

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Expandingbookshelf
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#fbf to drinking Grasshoppers and reading ghost stories. I miss vacation...

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Angela_TheBookNerdess
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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21. Laura Purcell 4.5🌟

Themes of mental health and loss swirl to make a gothic tale rich in creepy and in suspense.

The ending shall leave you guessing as to what really happened.

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Cathythoughts
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I really enjoyed this gothic tale ... the “
silent companions .. an interesting journey ... Creepy & very readable

I‘ve just downloaded another by this author Queen Of Bedlam.... will start this later 👍🏻( not sure what to expect... no Litsy rating yet )

erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, good to know. I‘m awaiting for my copy to arrive. 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! I thought it was good 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
LeahBergen I was just thinking of starting this one. 👍🏻 8mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I look forward to your thoughts... I‘m still thinking about it , very atmospheric & well told 👍🏻 8mo
TrishB Have ready on the pile! I actually have 2 copies so if anyone reading this would like one - let me know! 8mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB look forward to your thoughts whenever you get there 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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Apologies to vegetarians... read no further.

I‘m really enjoying this book ... second attempt & this time I love it ... timing is definitely a factor I‘m understanding more.
As for this swan reference.. I‘ve never heard of it before.. I‘ve googled & it was something that happened long ago ... it just seems it wasn‘t long enough ago .. ... 😢😢😢

bookandbedandtea This book was really creepy 8mo
Cathythoughts @bookandbedandtea it is creepy .. it‘s a good read I think ! 8mo
Weaponxgirl Is it in reference to the fact that only the king or queen of England is allowed to eat swans? Us commoners aren‘t allowed to touch them 8mo
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Cathythoughts @Weaponxgirl oh ! Interesting, I hadn‘t thought of that .. 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts @Weaponxgirl I didn‘t know anything about all that till I googled ... 👍🏻 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Cathythoughts it‘s one of those weird laws you just kind of hear about and has never been changed 8mo
Cathythoughts @Weaponxgirl crazy though !! I was telling my husband... he said .. now , there‘s a bit of bird - lore ... and so it is ... 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Cathythoughts a couple of years ago there was a story about some Romanians poaching swans in the uk and the tabloids went a bit insane. 😆 it‘s just very weird but glad I could help you with the reference! 8mo
Cathythoughts @weaponxgirl I‘m very fond of the swan ...has many memories & meanings for me ... got a shock!! Thankyou! Love this about Litsy X (edited) 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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This has been on my kindle for almost a year ... I did begin it once , So , here goes my second attempt

Ruthiella This one is on my TBR too! I sounds good in a gothic, creepy way!😀 8mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella it‘s really good so far 👍🏻👍🏻yes , gothic & creepy 😀 (edited) 8mo
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Olivia306
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Pickpick

Creepy and dark with enough twists to keep my heart pounding, this was a true gothic novel and its horror shouldn‘t be underestimated. The atmosphere is dark and claustrophobic, as the metaphor of the mirror shows up time and time again in surprising and chilling ways. Although the writing feels too stiff at times, this is really a thrilling and unnerving read.

Becker I have been searching for a copy of this. It doesn‘t seem to be available anywhere. What country are you in? (edited) 9mo
Olivia306 @Becker I live in UK and I bought it from Waterstones. 😊 9mo
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CorinnaBechko
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Mehso-so

Interesting premise and I truly appreciated the setting. I wish we had more than these couple of options for rating things because I did enjoy it a great deal. #horror #gothic #hauntedhouse

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CorinnaBechko
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Had to stay home today to receive a new fridge so I started a new read. #horror #gothic

SharonAlger This looks promising! How do you like it so far! (The book, not the fridge!) 9mo
GingerAntics Love this photo! 9mo
CorinnaBechko @SharonAlger so far so good! The book and the fridge! 9mo
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SharonAlger @CorinnaBechko glad to hear it 😊 9mo
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PirateJenny
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Pickpick

A nice creepy gothic with a widow, an ominous manor house that has a troubled past, an asylum, and some very strange wooden figures. Just wonderful!

CrowCAH Sounds very compelling! 9mo
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SquidgetsRoom
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My quiet companion tonight! 💖📚😻

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AmyLarge
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Pickpick

Death and SPLINTERS!!!! I don't tend to read gothic novels but this one sounded intriguing.... A bit slow to get started but keep going with it. Creepy in the extreme, with a 3 stranded story (present, recent past and distant past) to keep you guessing.

I will never want to go near stage scenery / mannequins / any kind of freestanding wooden figure again.... they might just be watching....

DEATH AND SPLINTERS!!!!!!

IndyHannaJones This was a good one! 8mo
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Lylah
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a ride that was! Purcell perfectly captured the spooky Victorian atmosphere she was going for while infusing the story with the right amount of scariness and skepticism about the main character‘s sanity to the point that you couldn‘t tell what was real anymore. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a spooky read.

Velvetsun Loved this one so much. ❤️ 10mo
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Lylah
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It‘s snowy here today, so this was a fun line to open up to. ❄️

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Lylah
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My kitty matches the color scheme of this book cover 👀

Angitron How is this one so far? I‘ve been considering picking it up 11mo
Lylah @Angitron it‘s got slow pacing but I‘m enjoying it IMMENSELY because it‘s so atmospheric! You get drawn right into spooky Victorian times. 11mo
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Lylah
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Lylah
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Starting this one soon!

AnneCecilie I love this one. Hope you do too 11mo
Cathythoughts On my kindle .... look forward to your thoughts 11mo
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toofondofbooks
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Set in the 19th century, old spooky English Manor, unreliable narrator, insane asylum, murder and creepy wooden haunted figures. Recommended. 👍

MrBook Added! 😁 11mo
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Simona
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Even though the prose isn't great, the author has managed to create a very heavy, eerie atmosphere. Good, gloomy story for gloomy days ... and I didn‘t know that the silent companions were a thing ... https://www.incollect.com/articles/silent-companions

Centique That sounds properly scary! 😳 12mo
Wife Interesting article. Never heard of these. 🌹 12mo
Simona @Centique Very spooky! 😱 12mo
Simona @Wife Me neither ... the perks of reading 😘 12mo
sprainedbrain This sounds really good! Interesting article, too. 12mo
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Brie
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Pregnant and newly widowed Elsie moves to her late husband‘s estate, The Bridge, known for its sinister reputation among the villagers. Soon Elsie discovers a painted wooden figure in a locked room that looks astonishingly like herself, along with an ancestor‘s diary, and begins to wonder if she‘s lost her mind or something more evil is going on. A creepy, ghostly, morsel of gothic fiction.

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Brie
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Breakfast and a book. No better combination.

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juliegumdrop
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Couldn‘t resist these gems at my local thrift store. All this for $5.86. The top two are for me and the rest for my 9yo daughter. #bookhaul #bookstack

Freespirit @juliegumdrop Rebecca is a wonderfully atmospheric read....enjoy 13mo
juliegumdrop @Freespirit I think I will suggest it to my bookclub, thanks! 13mo
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Tashreads
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Happy Halloween bookworms 👻💀🎃🧟‍♀️

MinDea That skull is so cool!! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 13mo
AnansiGirl Wow that skull is so breathtaking! 🖤💀🖤 13mo
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VanessaCW
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Creepy, atmospheric story. The ‘companions‘ are a little disturbing! I liked that it was a dual timeframe novel. A dark and compelling read.

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Aimeesue
The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Dark and spooky, set on an English country estate. That‘s probably the same thing, right?

jillrhudy Ideally! 13mo
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toofondofbooks
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Working my way through my October #spookyreads. Just started this one 🎃

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IndyHannaJones
Pickpick

Well, that was dark. This one is not for the faint of heart. Eerie and claustrophobic, it makes for a perfect October read. I still have a few questions (see comments below) but this is a heck of a ghost story.

IndyHannaJones Who killed the cow? Why was it important that the first figure looked like Elsie? 13mo
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IndyHannaJones
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My reading companion and I agree that this got uber creepy very quickly....mommy, can we leave the light on?

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Booklover2
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#halloween #creepyreads

A perfect, atmospheric read full of dread and bumps in the night!!!

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VanessaCW
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VanessaCW This reminded me a little of the film ‘Gaslight‘ with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer! 13mo
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