My first thriller of the month!
Thanks to Bantam for the free copy in exchange for my honest review
NANNY NEEDED – Georgina Cross (Released October 5th, 2021)
A young woman takes a job as a nanny for an impossibly wealthy family, thinking she’s found her entre into a better life–only to discover instead she’s walked into a world of deception and dark secrets.
Nanny needed. Discretion is of the utmost importance. Special conditions apply.
When Sarah Larsen finds the notice, posted on creamy card stock in her building’s lobby, one glance at the exclusive address tells her she’s found her ticket out of a dead-end job–and life.
At the interview, the job seems like a dream come true: a glamorous penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side of NYC; a salary that adds several zeroes to her current income; the beautiful, worldly mother of her charge, who feels more like a friend than a potential boss. She’s overjoyed when they offer her the position and signs the NDA without a second thought.
In retrospect, the notice in her lobby was less an engraved invitation than a waving red flag. For there is something very strange about the Bird family. Why does the beautiful Mrs. Bird never leave the apartment alone? And what happened to the nanny before her? It soon becomes clear that the Birds’ odd behaviors are more than the eccentricities of the wealthy.
But by then it’s too late for Sarah to seek help. After all, discretion is of the utmost importance.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars
A new domestic suspense is here! I’ve always found the thrillers about nannies to be fascinating, mainly because the crazy things they end up being exposed to. Not just when it comes to the kids and the insane demands of these incredibly wealthy families but the secrets they inevitably uncover during their employment. NANNY NEEDED was my introduction to Georgina Cross and I’ll be keeping my eye out for some of her backlist. While things kept a good pace there were a couple things that didn’t exactly work for me, that being said, I was entertained from start to finish!