I have just finished reading Nanny Dearest by Flora Collins and I have to say WOW. I want to thank Net Galley for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book is definately a psychological thriller, exploring the effect of grief and the need for connections in life. It also explore’s how personal trauma affects a person throughout their life, and the importance of taking care of your mental health and developing and nurturing a good support system.
The author tells a story about two women who meet later in life but their connection was formed when the youngest girl (Suzy) meets up with her childhood nanny (Annaliese) Suzy lost her mother very young and is just recovering from losing her father as well. Being reunited with her former Nanny gives Suzy the warmth and comfort that she so desperately craves, but in so doing, she cuts off all ties with her friends and even her job.
What follows is an interesting journey between a desperate former Nanny who is obssessed with Suzy,and a young woman who is trying to recover her life and be happy.
What happens? Well, you will have to read the book to find out. But the book is very well written and the character’s though flawed are very rootable. There aren’t any huge WOW moments, but there are enough dramatic moments so that the book does not dissapoint.
For anyone who likes this genre, I highly recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.
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