Caboodle Firsts: Be one of the first 100 to read Laura Purcell's The Silent Companions

Caboodle Firsts: Get one of 100 copies of The Silent CompanionsDo you love books that send a shiver down your spine? We're giving 100 Caboodlers the chance to read Laura Purcell's unsettling gothic ghost story, inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill, before it's out in October.

Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge.

With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. But inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure – a Silent Companion – that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself...

This giveaway has now closed. 100 winners will receive their copy shortly.

Caboodle Firsts

Caboodle Firsts give you the chance to read the next big thing, before anyone Click for your free advance chapterelse! Every month we'll give away 100 advance copies of a book we think will be on everyone's lips. Plus we'll have a sample chapter so you can start reading straight away.

Terms and Conditions

100 x winners will receive a copy of Laura Purcell's The Silent Companions.

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 8th June 2017.
  • 100 winners will receive a copy of the book to the address they provided upon entering.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association, Book Tokens Ltd and employees of participating bookshops.
  • By entering, entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.


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