What a journey!

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What a journey this book was! I was on the edge of my seat from the start with Katie Alender’s The Companion.

The story begins with Margot in a terrible car accident with her family. She’s the only survivor with no extended family and soon finds herself in a group home dealing with survivor’s guilt. She has terrible nightmares that end with her screaming, so no one wants to share a room with her. Eventually, an old friend of her father’s finds out about Margot and agrees to take her into their home.

Things aren’t quite as they seem when she arrives. Their son spends his time at a boarding school and their daughter, Agatha, seems nearly comatose. They brought Margot to be her companion, hoping it would help Agatha heal.

As Margot spends time at this house and learns about the past of those living there, secrets begin to come out and strange things begin happening. The more she learns, the more she wants out of that house.

This was such a great book to read. I didn’t know if it was paranormal, thriller, or what. I was so confused as to what was happening, but not in a way that made me want to stop reading. It was more of a “I need to know what happens!” This was such a fun book and one I recommend to all who love thriller/horror books, especially if they also like YA.