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: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Opening sentence: “My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood.” I’m so pleased I finally got round to reading Shirley Jackson. I knew this book was going to be a creepy tale, but what I loved so much about it was the subtle way the suspense built […]

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