Book Review: ‘The Nanny’ Is A Thrilling Novel With Lots Of Twists And Turns

In 1968 it was the seventh birthday of Jocelyn Holt. Her nanny Hannah put her to bed the night of her party and the next day she was gone. Every trace of her just vanished. Her parents said she just left. It was a big letdown to Jocelyn who loved her dearly. She grew distant from her parents and left as soon as she could and never looked back.

Now thirty years later she has lost her husband in a tragic accident and she has to move back to England with her daughter Ruby to the mother she doesn’t really like. When Jocelyn and Ruby are out on the lake by the estate where they’re living they find a human remain. The police are called and she thinks it could be her old nanny. That would explain why she vanished all those years ago.

Just when she thinks it could be her Hannah shows up on her door. She explains about leaving all those years ago and Jocelyn hires her to help with Ruby and her mother, who had a fall. Strange things seem to be happening at the house now she Hannah is back. Jocelyn’s mother tries to convince her that it is Hannah but Jocelyn won’t believe her.

We learn via flashbacks who the body is and how the person came to be in there. It’s some shocking reveals that lead to a climactic, shocking ending you won’t see coming.

Author Gilly Macmillan has written a sordid, suspenseful thriller with so many twists and turns you don’t see coming (as I said above). This is one book you won’t be able to put down once you start reading it!

You can pick up The Nanny in stores on Tuesday, September 10th from Morrow.

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