Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell


DNF @ 30%

Welcome to my Cleaning Out the Kindlethon! I recently came to the attention that I had over 1,000 books on my Kindle. I'm trying to wade my way through the mess and sort the wheat from the chaff.

I bought this book while it was on sale because it kind of had REBECCA vibes. A young and pregnant woman goes to the home of her departed husband to give birth and finds everyone to be standoffish and unfriendly. It alternates between the past and the present, where the heroine is now an old woman in an institution.

There's nothing wrong with the book objectively. The writing is decent and it has good atmosphere. It's just too slow-paced for me to get into, so it seems like a matter of stylistic differences. If you enjoy really slow-paced books, in the vein of Margaret Atwood or Stacey Halls, you may enjoy this. I like both those authors so I thought this would work for me but for whatever reason, I couldn't get into it.

2 out of 5 stars

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