Title: nanny dearest.

AUTHOR: Flora Collins.
GENRE: Domestic suspense.
PUBLICATION DATE: November 30th, 2021.

In this compulsively readable novel of domestic suspense, a young woman takes comfort in reconnecting with her childhood nanny after her father’s death, until she starts to uncover secrets the nanny has been holding for twenty years.

Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she’s orphaned in her mid-twenties, her mother already long gone. Then Sue meets Annie. It’s been twenty years, but Annie could never forget that face. She was Sue’s live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own.

Craving connection and mothering, Sue is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life; but as they become inseparable once again, Sue starts to uncover the truth about Annie’s unsettling time in the Keller house all those years ago, particularly the manner of her departure—or dismissal. At the same time, she begins to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the two new charges currently in Annie’s care.

Told in alternating points of views—Annie in the mid-’90s and Sue in the present day—this taut novel of suspense will keep readers turning the pages right up to the shocking end.

Thanks to NetGalley and Quercus Books for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.

This was quite the book. Wow, it was gripping, fast-paced, and a real page-turner. There were a couple of details that were a bit predictable and annoying, but apart from that, it’s a great story and I am glad I had the opportunity of reading it. A story of obsessions where there is not clear distinction between the good and the bad characters. Everybody is flawed in this story and I love that. It makes it more real, more like life is in reality. Every single character in this story has good and bad traits.

The two points of view, from two different moments in time, works great in this book. It gives the reader a broader picture and makes more fun the process of trying to guess what’s going to happen. So when the twists start coming, you enjoy them even more.

Overall, quite the rollercoaster and a story that won’t leave anyone indifferent. Perfect read for a cozy weekend.

So, for all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!

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