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The silent companions : a novel / Laura Purcell.

Purcell, Laura, (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: 320 pages
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2018.
3 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 current hold with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Purcell (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/02/2019
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Purcell, L. (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Bestseller BESTSELLER DISPLAY (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Fiction FIC Purcell (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780143131632 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 014313163X (softcover)
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Purcell, Laura. "The silent companions : a novel." New York : Penguin Books, 2018.

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