Friday, October 8, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Chills


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:

There are so many books that could work for the topic of chills, but I immediately thought of The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell because it is definitely a chilling and haunting tale. There wasn't an overabundance of options for covers, but there was enough of a variety for it to still be fun to explore and share! Some are pretty much the same, but have slight variations in color and/or tone (or at least in the photos) that I thought was interesting. Let's have a look!

The Silent CompanionsThe Silent CompanionsThe Silent Companions
2017 UK Hardcover | 2018 US Paperback | 2018 UK Paperback

Compañías silenciosasDie stillen GefährtenO Silêncio da Casa Fria
2018 Spanish | 2021 German /2019 Croatian | 2020 Portuguese

Compañias silenciosasZáhada panství Bainbridge
2017 Spanish Kindle | 2021 Czech

My choice(s):
The Silent CompanionsCompañías silenciosas
I love the original UK hardcover and it's the edition that I have, but I also think the Spanish edition is so fun and intriguing. It feels very dark and mysterious, though it does give me a slightly different vibe than what this book actually is. Still, I love it! The UK paperback/German/Croatian was also a close tie!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. The US cover is SO creepy! I think I would choose any of these over that!

  2. Great choice, this is such a creepy book. My favorite is the US paperback, with those doll/figures, it creeps me out every time I see it!