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The Resource The Silent Companions

The Silent Companions

Label
The Silent Companions
Title
The Silent Companions
Statement of responsibility
Laura Purcell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award As featured on the Radio 2 Book Club and the Zoe Ball ITV Book Club '[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book' Jojo Moyes '[It] shone, for originality for the sheer quality of the writing, the characters and some masterly chills' Peter JamesSome doors are locked for a reason...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..
Summary
While residing in her late husband’s crumbling estate to see out her pregnancy, newly widowed Elsie is met with resentment and hostility from both the servants and local villagers and soon discovers that she is not alone when she finds a wooden figure that bears a startling resemblance to her—and whose eyes seem to follow her where she goes
Tone
Writing style
Award
RUSA Reading List, 2019.
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10623954
Cataloging source
NOV
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Purcell, Laura
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
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a ghost story
Label
The Silent Companions
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2b4cf876-4056-4e60-b878-f71e3c5e30f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408888117
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silent Companions
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2b4cf876-4056-4e60-b878-f71e3c5e30f1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408888117
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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