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The Companion

The Companion

The Companion is a beautiful and powerfully-told story of buried secrets, set between the 1930s and the present day, on the wild Yorkshire moors.

Billy Shaw lives in a palace. Potter’s Pleasure Palace, the best entertainment venue in Yorkshire, complete with dancing and swing-boats and picnickers and a roller-skating rink.

Jasper Harper lives in the big house above the valley, with his eccentric mother Edie and Uncle Charles, brother and sister authors who have come from London to write in the seclusion of the moors.

When it is arranged for Billy to become Jasper’s companion, Billy arrives to find a wild, peculiar boy in a curiously haphazard household where nothing that’s meant is said and the air is thick with secrets. Later, when Charles and Edie are found dead, it is ruled a double suicide, but fictions have become tangled up in facts and it’s left to Anna Sallis, almost a century later, to unravel the knots and piece together the truth.

Read by Sherry Baines and Mike Rogers

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 27th July 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409168638

Reviews

An absorbing mystery story, really evocative of the Yorkshire Moors and the mill. I loved the character of Billy Shaw! The story kept me engrossed and flipping the pages right to the end
Katherine Webb, bestselling author of The Legacy
The Companion is beautifully written and so evocative of time and place, you can almost hear the roar of the roller skates at Potter's Pleasure Palace as you turn the page. Billy Shaw leaps off the moors into our hearts while Jasper Harper lurks ominously at his shoulder throughout this haunting debut. The strange goings on at High Hob are vividly brought to life by Dunnakey's wonderfully crafted novel. If you thought the Brontes were the most intriguing literary family in Yorkshire, wait until you meet the Harpers.
Linda Green, author of the No.1 bestseller, While My Eyes Were Closed
Sarah writes with warmth, wit and wisdom AND she makes you want to turn the page. A rare combination.
John Humphrys
An engaging and totally compelling mystery
Yorkshire Post
Utterly absorbing...a great Yorkshire tale
Stephen May
A compelling tale
My Weekly
Utterly charming, wonderfully creepy and rich with mystery. The Companion is a rare treat.
CL Taylor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape