The Companion

The Companion Review

They say she’s a murderess. She claims she’s innocent. But Lucy has been known to tell lies…

1855, New Hampshire. Lucy Blunt is set to hang for a double murder. Murderess or victim? Only Lucy knows the truth.

In the shadow of the gallows, Lucy reflects on the events that led to her bitter downfall—from the moment she arrived at the rambling Burton mansion looking for work and a better life to the grisly murders themselves.

In a mysterious household of locked doors and forbidden affections, Lucy slips comfortably into the shadows, where she believes the indiscretions of her past will remain hidden. But when Lucy’s rising status becomes a threat to the mistress’s current companion, the delicate balance of power and loyalty begins to shift, setting into motion a brewing storm of betrayal, suspicion, and rage.

Now, with her execution looming closer, Lucy’s allies fight to have her sentence overturned as the tale she’s spinning nears its conclusion. But how much of her story can we trust? After all, Lucy’s been known to bend the truth…

Title:The Companion
Edition Language:English

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  • Beata

    This is an interesting offering by Ms Blakemore that held my attention throughout. It is 1855 and we re told a story of a young woman, Lucy Blunt, who is about to be hanged for a double murder. Just d...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: Mary was a little lamb, Her soul as white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went Death was sure to go. He tracked her to the brook one day, Which was against the rule. He tempted her quite fa...

  • Erin

    Thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. It's 1885 and our main protagonist, Lucy Blunt stands behind the bars of a jail cell awaiting her death ...

  • Carolyn

    The novel opens in 1855 New Hampshire with Lucy Blunt, a young servant in jail waiting to be hung for a double murder. She claims she is innocent and begins to tell of the events that led up to her cu...

  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ?

    A VERY UNSUCCESSFUL 'ALIAS GRACE' IMITATION Honestly, that was all I could think about when reading this book - how much it reminded me of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace. Sure, it had a queer twist but...

  • Liz

    The Companion gives us a mystery wrapped in a historical setting with an unreliable narrator. Lucy Blunt has been sentenced to death for the murder of two individuals. We hear from Lucy, both in the ...

  • Ankit Garg

    The Companion by Kim Taylor Blakemore is a historical fiction novel with a treat for suspense lovers. The reader is made to believe he knows the plot all along, which is obviously tuned upside down as...

  • Tahera

    Count the bodies.One. Two.Three if we count Mary Dawson.Four if we count my Ned, who breathed and suckled three days and nights before succumbing to the augue.All blamed on me.I am not a thief though...

  • Linda

    Hmmmmm.......The Companion, initially, had me sitting in surround sound with the beautiful prose and descriptors depicting an extremely harsh winter in New Hampshire in 1855. I revisited sentence afte...

  • ABookwormWithWine

    / 5I wasn't quite sure what to expect from a book set in the 1850s since that's not my normal type of read, but I really enjoyed The Companion by Kim Taylor Blakemore.The Companion focuses on Lucy Bl...