If you like a creepy historical drama, this one is for you. It has a touch of the supernatural whilst still feeling completely believable. I was told not to read this book late at night but I ignored that advise… I regretted it when I finished the book at 23:30 and then panicked about nightmares.

It did take me a while to get into the story which is why I gave it four stars. However, once I got about a quarter of the way through, I absolutely loved it and couldn’t put it down.

The story has three different timelines but is still very easy to follow.

Timeline 1: St. Joseph’s hospital

Timeline 2: The Bridge 1865

Timeline 3: The Bridge 1635

We mainly follow Elsie who is recently widowed and pregnant. She has her husbands cousin, Sarah, for company and mysterious wooden figures known as The Silent Companions.

We also learn a lot about Anne from 1635 and her daughter, Hetta who lived in the same house known as; The Bridge.

This book is a little gothic, a little supernatural, a little slice of history and a whole lot of creepy. I loved it.

That ending!!! (That’s all I will say on the matter…)

364 pages

Published by Raven Books

I cannot wait to read Laura’s second novel, The Corset. It’s already on my shelf waiting patiently for me.

Happy Reading xx

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