Elsie, newly widowed and pregnant, moves from London to her husband’s country estate expecting to live in quiet comfort during the period of her confinement. Instead, she finds the house in disarray, the servants resentful, and the company of her husband’s young cousin, Sarah, less than satisfactory. Yet, when strange and dangerous events occur, Elsie and Sarah draw ever closer while the entities known as the silent companions create suspicion within the household and the nearby village. This Victorian-Gothic is not the novel read in bed – unless your intention is to remain wide awake!
–Karen, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR
Have you taken the Penguin “What Kind of Beach Reader Are You?” quiz? We got “page turner,” so this might be on the summer reading list! (Bonus: It’s already in paperback.) Get your copy at Annie Bloom’s or another independent bookstore.