Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “The new doctor took her by surprise.” When a book comes with a quote on the cover from the legendary Susan Hill (‘Terrific. The perfect setting, great build-up, chilling. What more could you want?’), you know you’re in for a great read. The Silent Companions was Laura Purcell’s debut novel and is a […]

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Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “My sainted mother taught me the seven acts of corporeal mercy: to feed the hungry; refresh the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the traveller; comfort the sick; visit those imprisoned; and bury the dead.” I am not being hyperbolic when I say that I adored every single page of this book. The Corset […]

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