Book review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

Blogtober day 31. 

Happy Halloween everyone! Today is the last day of Blogtober and I have been really excited to share this post with you since I received this “ The Silent Companions “  from Shan to read! Thank you so much! “ The Silent Companions ” was written by Laura Purcell.


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 mysterious wooden figure – a Silent Companion – the bears an unsettling resemblance to Elsie herself…

silent companions



The Silent Companion is a book based in gothic Victorian, England. The story told inside these pages are chilling and is the perfect book to read during Halloween. From the beginning it was very mysterious and it peaked my curiosity. Although I was very slow reading this as October has been a crazy month for me I didn’t feel the urge that I needed to continue to read.


Progressing through the book, meeting new characters, jumping between the years of 1865 and 1635 I began to enjoy reading the book. I knew I needed to finish the book and see what happens in the end.


The Silent Companion explores the hysteria of witchhood, the causes for insanity and how people during that time thought when things were happening that no one could explain.  You learn from this book that some doors should remain closed no matter how curious you are. It may not end well.


A terrifying, chilling story that will get under your skin just like the companion does. Finishing this book this morning has left my mind spinning. A perfectly woven story that began 200 years previously.


This book is a must read!

Make sure you check out the last thirty days in Blogtober HEREDon’t forget to share this post if you enjoy it! 

Anne xx

The Silent Companions

Please follow and like us:

4 thoughts on “Book review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *