The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - Extract

The silent companions

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 its door is 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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