Waiting on Wednesday – The Companion by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Posted January 8, 2020 by Heather B in Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we’re looking forward to.

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read selection is:

Title: The Companion
Author: Kim Taylor Blakemore
Release Date: January 14, 2020
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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.

What about you? What are you looking forward to?

About Kim Taylor Blakemore

Kim writes about the thieves and servants, murderesses and soiled doves, grifters and flimflam girls. The fierce women. The dangerous women with tangled lies and hidden motives. The Companion is her adult debut in historical mystery. She is also the author of the YA historical novels Bowery Girl and the WILLA Literary Award winner Cissy Funk.

Recipient of a Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, WILLA Literary Award, and three Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) grants, she also teaches novel intensives in Portland, Oregon, and is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Historical Novel Society.


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