Winner of the Edgar Award for Young Adult Fiction!
The other orphans say Margot is lucky.
Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family.
Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night.
And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate.
But it wasn't luck that made the Suttons rescue Margot from her bleak existence at the group home. Margot was handpicked to be a companion to their silent, mysterious daughter, Agatha. At first, helping with Agatha--and getting to know her handsome younger brother--seems much better than the group home. But soon, the isolated house begins playing tricks on Margot’s mind, making her question everything she believes about the Suttons . . . and herself.
Margot’s bad dreams may have stopped when she came to live with Agatha – but the real nightmare has just begun.
A great fun book
This book is great to read for fun if you like mild thrillers without too much horror or gore. It has a good plot and the main character is likable. Barrett (the love interest) is not the best but he’s not horrible either. It’s overall very worth reading if you’re looking for some entertainment on a rainy day, but it’s not the best book ever either.
Good and Fast Pace
There are some loop holes in this book which I wish to have been filled but I think overall the boom is good, fast paced and well written. Good for a standalone. And good suspense thriller it gives me sorta, like uninvited vibes or sucker punched
Modern Take on Gothic Horror
The Companion is a fantastic novel that takes modern characters and puts them in the context of a gothic horror novel.
An orphaned teenager is taken in by a wealthy family and brought to their secluded country estate to be a companion to their ill daughter. And as you would expect in a secluded country estate, the girl starts to see and hear creepy things and is bent on discovering what it really going on in this house.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I loved the characters, the setting was perfect, and the plot was interesting. Definitely an updated version of what you expect from the genre. It is very reminiscent of a Haunting of Hill House or Turn of the Screw.
It’s not very scary, if that is what you are looking for. There are a few intense moments, but it is YA, so it's lighter. It really lends itself to a movie version. I think audiences would go for it.