Today I am reviewing Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross. This was released on the 5th of October, published by Penguin Random House.
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.
This book is CRAZY and I absolutely loved every second of it. Unlike any I have read before, Georgina Cross’ spin on the Nanny trope is original. fresh and utterly twisted! A compelling psychological thriller that right from the get go had me completely addicted. I was superglued to my Kindle not wanting to tear myself away from it. I was torn between wanting to savour it, but desperate to know how it would all unfold. The latter won out and I read this in one sitting.
Cross has such a gift for storytelling. She really knows how to command her readers attention and keep it. Nanny Needed will have you on the edge of your seat and your heart racing. Its creepiness is off the charts, but on the flip side, there is also an emotional component that does pull on your heartstrings. The characters play out their roles well and its outcome is jaw dropping. If there is one book you should read this year, Nanny Needed is it!
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Let’s Get to Know Georgina Cross
Georgina Cross is the author of works of domestic suspense, psychological suspense, and thriller.
Georgina has been writing since she was a child. Notebooks & floppy discs filled with stories: adventures growing up in New Orleans and tales from Malaysia & England where her family lives. After graduating from Louisiana State University, she pursued a career in marketing & communications and founded Susie’s Wish non-profit which sends patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach.
She spends time with her husband and their combined family of four sons watching plenty of scary movies and is thrilled to be a full-time author.