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The Silent Companions

Writing in the tradition of country house ghost stories, Laura Purcell has created a book that is unnerving and compelling in equal measure. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood (Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession)

Frighteningly atmospheric, genuinely haunting and psychologically astute, the horror of The Silent Companions lingers like truth in the darkest corners of the human mind (Helen Sedgwick, author of The Comet Seekers)

Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me. Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written. Read it if you dare (Anna Mazolla, author of The Unseeing)

Compelling and claustrophobic. The pages all but turn by themselves (Essie Fox, author of The Last Days of Leda Grey)

If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don’t plan on leaving your bed anytime soon. Immersive, meticulous, and reminiscent of the masters of gothic fiction – not only a compulsively readable ghost story, but a skillful, loving ode to the entire genre (Lyndsay Faye, author of The Gods of Gotham)

Magnificently creepy . I really wished it were longer (Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street)

Mistress of the Court

A masterful insight into an abused wife, reluctant mistress, and bereft mother which engaged me from the first page. (Anita Seymour, author of Royalist Rebel)

A skilful tale of royal power, manipulation and a heart-warming bid for freedom. (Martine Bailey, author of An Appetite for Violets and The Penny Heart)

Not since Jean Plaidy’s Georgian series has historical fiction about the Hanoverian monarchy been so captivating in all its glorious and gritty intrigue. (Lucinda Brant, NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances and mysteries)

A page-turner of a book about a little known episode in our history. Hanoverian Court life is so vividly recreated, you’ll think you were there. (Deborah Swift, author of The Lady’s Slipper, The Gilded Lily and A Divided Inheritance)

Queen of Bedlam

I cannot applaud Laura Purcell enough . . . masterfully written and well-researched. (Historical Novel Society)

Fascinating, disturbing, intriguing, and exciting. (Unabridged Chick)

This is the kind of novel that you simply sink into and find yourself fully engaged. (A Bookish Affair)

A stand-out among the books written surrounding the various reigns of English monarchs . . . Her writing style will make you feel as if you are gliding across pages. (Oh, for the Hook of a Book)

Readers who grew up reading Jean Plaidy’s Georgian Saga may find themselves, like me, preferring Purcell’s storytelling ability due to her deeper characterizations and more realistic dialogue. (Reading the Past)

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