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The Silent Companions Audiobook

The Silent Companions

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Publisher's Summary

Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling Victorian Gothic ghost story that will send a shiver down the spine....

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.

Inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a 200-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure - a Silent Companion - that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself.

As Elsie's suspicions about her husband's family grow, she discovers that those around her believe a very different story - a story of just what Elsie did to end up where she is now....

©2017 Bloomsbury (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    "Couldn't switch off the last few chapters"

    Excellent narration created all the atmosphere. Good story with good twists and a good ending.

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    Joanna-Bear UK 10/11/2017
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    "The best book I’ve listened too!"

    Such a beautifully written and narrated story. I never tired of it. Creepy but not horrific if that makes sense. Laura please write another one! I’m going to listen to it again 😀🎉🎉💕

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clarisa 08/11/2017
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    "A satisfying ghost story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the writing and performance of this book. The twist on a traditional ghost story was satisfying in its familiarity, while still managing to be a little creepy.

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    Charon Nix 11/11/2017
    Charon Nix 11/11/2017
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    "So-so story marred by poor narrator"

    The narrator's voice is thin,high,reedy. Her acting ability is rather limited. The story has a slow start improves in second part. Not very original but OK overall.

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    Steven Birmingham, United Kingdom 07/11/2017
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    "Okish"

    It was OK, listened to this as was recommended by Simon Mayo radio 2, wasn't the best story to be fair. No fright or shock, narrator could have played a bit more with the sounds and characters easy listening mire suited to young teenagers maybe, not for me though

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