Author: Flora Collins
Publisher: Mira Books
Released: November 30th, 2021
Nanny Dearest is Flora Collins’ debut thriller, taking a deep dive into the world of domestic suspense. Fans of this genre will appreciate what this book has to offer.
When her father passed, Sue Keller was legally an adult. Yet, she still felt lost by it all. Without any family to turn to, Sue reached out to the one person she felt she could lean on. Her childhood nanny.
Though perhaps saying she reached out would be a bit of a stretch. Yet Sue didn’t hesitate to let Annie back into her life, as she craved the comfort and structure that this woman offered. Yet the longer Annie stays, the more aware Sue becomes of the past. Including the reasons why Annie was sent away in the first place.
Nanny Dearest is a slow-burning thriller that will keep you turning the pages. At least, that’s how it worked for me! I couldn’t look away from the wreck that I saw happening. All told, the mystery of the nanny was quite compelling.
This story alternates between two points in time. The past (1996) and present day. I know that not all readers enjoy this format, but I personally love it (especially when it’s done right). In this case, it worked well to help build the tension, slowly revealing the truth – and all the reasons for concern.
Flora Collins writing style is extremely compelling – I can see her thrillers making the top of the charts with a bit more time and experience. This is a thriller author to keep an eye on, that much I can promise you!
Thanks to Mira Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.