The other orphans say Margot is lucky Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate But it wasn't luck that made the Suttons rescue Margot from her bleak existence at the group home Margot was handpicked to be a companion to their silent, mysterious daughter, Agatha At first, helping with Agathaand getting to know her handsome older brotherseems much better than the group home But soon, the isolated, gothic house begins playing tricks on Margot’s mind, making her question everything she believes about the Suttonsand herself Margot’s bad dreams may have stopped when she came to live with Agatha – but the real nightmare has just begun This could be the best book of 2020!I was given an excerpt to read, and it was awesome! The Companion by Katie Alender is a gripping tale right from the very first page, this thriller could be the best read of 2020! We're taking on a suspenseful tale of a young Margo who loses her entire family in a tradic car accident Because she has no one to turn to, and nowhere to go, Margo is forced to spend time in the foster care system She soon realizes that there are stranger places to stay than Palmer Place.A black SUV pulls up to Palmer Place, and Margo is told to take her time and pack She doesn't have much, a backpack, some old clothes, a stuffed bunny, and a slime green toothbrush (that maybe someone else's) She's told she'll go going to stay with the Albrights at Copeland Hall After getting acquainted with the house and her new caregivers, she's lead up to her room A room she'll share with another girl, her companion Margo is told she'll be given the best of everything, if she agrees to be the companion for mentally disabled Agetha. KATIE PLEASE WILL YOU TELL ME WHEN THIS RELEASES??? I have been checking for two years, I need to know when my notguilty pleasure read author’s next book comes out 🙏🏻 Thank you PenguinTeen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.The Companion was one of the creepiest books I have ever read It isn’t gory or what you would expect from a horror novel The author would casually writte in tiny hints about what was going on that made you super uneasy, and left you with some chills coursing through your body When I tell you I could not stop reading this because it was that insane and gripping, I am not lying at all Once I was around 80 pages into the book, it became so riveting that I had to keep going, but at the same time I didn’t want to because my stomach was in knots and I had goosebumps because it was so disturbing.“So I lay in the dark without making a sound, waiting and wanting to die Three months later, I was still waiting.”Margot, the main character is dealing with a huge tragedy, her entire family was in a car accident and died except for her She gets put into a group home, and a couple weeks of staying there, a mysterious rich family wants to adopt her They said they knew her dad and wanted to repay his kindness, so they take her under their wing Margot finds out soon enough that these people weren’t just being kind, they needed her help in a way Laura and John’s daughter had an “accident” and her brain doesn’t work the way it should She can do basic things such as feed herself, walk around, and go to the bathroom but that’s about all she can Laura wanted to have Margot come into the family and be Agatha’s companion To sit with her and just basically watch her and make sure she is okay.Right away, things are just a little off at this mansion of a house Laura will say things that are a little strange, and John is always away for work Slowly, we getandlittle tidbits about what is really going on at this house My heart was racing when I hit the last 100 pages or so and I could not believe what I was reading The Companion is a seriously messed up book, but I loved every minute of it I loved Margot and the storyline I’m not usually into a slower paced thriller, but this one was exceptionally written It was so unnerving and freaky that I had to stop myself from reading and just breathe I honestly hope this will be a huge hit in the horror/thriller department because it was perfection. Whoa so creepy twisty! Loved this! Margot at the age of 16 has been through too much tragedy, so to hear that an opulent (Copeland/Sutton) family wants to take her in is a dream come true Well things aren’t what it appears but where else can Margot go? There are secrets and history surrounding Copeland Hall and the generations of the Copeland family that Margot soon discovers! Thank you to Penguin Teen for an ebook ARC This is my honest review.