An eerie, supernatural thriller set in a Victorian asylum in the heart of Wales.
Warning – contains highly disturbing material!
1893, and nineteen year old Flora George is admitted to a remote asylum with no idea why she is there, what happened to her child, or how her wealthy family could have abandoned her to such a fate. However, within a short space of time it becomes apparent she must save herself from something far worse than that of a harsh regime.
2018, and forty-one year old Isobel Lee moves into the gatehouse of what was once the old asylum. A reluctant medium, it is with dismay she realises there is a terrible secret here – one desperate to be heard. Angry and upset, Isobel baulks at what she must now face. But with the help of local dark arts practitioner, Branwen, face it she must.
This is a dark story of human cruelty, folklore and superstition. But the human spirit can and will prevail…unless of course, the wrath of the fae is incited…
Hidden Company is a creepy horror and will have you peering out of the sheets whilst imagining noises in the night. It made a great autumnal read and I enjoyed the two timelines, that of asylum committed, Flora (1983) and modern day psychic, Isobel.
We have this classic haunted house feel. Bumps in the night. Items being moved and ghostly happenings, along with a village full of strange residents. I enjoyed the atmospheric feel to it all and while reading it in the dark, I do believe it gave me the shivers.
If you love horror and enjoy a ghostly book filled with folklore, then you’ll love Hidden Company. Just… keep the lights on!
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