Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Nanny - Review

Idgie Says:

Set in England, this is the story of a rich, respected family, with well kept secrets.......until they unravel.

A pretentious mother attempts to re-establish a relationship with her daughter when the younger woman moves back home after her husband's death.  The mother never showed as much love and attention to her daughter as the nanny did, therefore leaving the daughter with fond thoughts of her nanny, and not so much so with her mother. 

But when Jocelyn, the daughter, was still young, the nanny disappeared and no one ever discovered what happened. 

Now that Jocelyn lives at home again, trying to piece back her life and establish a relationship with her mother, the last thing she needs is a woman showing up on her doorstep, claiming an identity...........but who is she really?  A stranger telling the truth, or someone that's been hiding from the world.  If so, why?

A novel of betrayal, lies and murder.

The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew conjures a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another.

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind.

Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew.

Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo’s world is destroyed again. Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother…

In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart. Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.

Gilly Macmillan's breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of “Downton Abbey” gone very, very wrong.” - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (September 10, 2019)
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2019
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers