Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Nanny by Ruth Heald, published by Bookouture.
As I clutched baby Chloe’s blanket, tears streamed down my face as I remembered what happened the night she disappeared. Looking up at the apartment block I once called home, my mind was crowded with memories. David’s words echoed in my head, telling me to get out and never come back. I understood why: our mistake had ruined everything.
When I accepted a job working as a nanny for David and Julie and their young children, I was excited to be making my own way in the world. I bonded with baby Chloe instantly and would have done anything for her. She had David’s thick, dark hair and smiling eyes. I fell in love with her and was excited for my future.
But when a terrible mistake led to Chloe disappearing, I was instantly blamed. With no evidence, I was let go and I returned home to rebuild my life.
Twenty years later and I am still haunted by what happened. I have a family of my own now and I’ve worked hard to be the best wife and mother I can be, but I’ve never forgotten the child who stole my heart.
Then a young woman arrives on my doorstep and the past secret that I have kept from my family comes hurtling into my present.
I try to tell myself that I am overreacting. But the woman in front of me looks so much like David. Who is she and why is she here? And if I welcome her in, will she want to be a part of my life, or destroy it?
A totally addictive psychological thriller that will have you reading late into the night. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, T.M. Logan and Shalini Boland.
”For years you’ve been keeping a secret…But now she’s back…”
Hands down this is my favourite book from Ruth Heald! I have loved each book she has released, but for me, The Nanny blows all of these out of the water! What. A. Read this is!
Highly addictive right from the outset, I could not tear myself away. I just had to know everything! Twist after twist, shock after shock, this one kept me on the edge of my seat and I even shed a tear or two.
Perfectly paced, executed and written with great characterisation, The Nanny is a thrilling and compelling read that I can’t recommend highly enough!
Thank you to Ruth Heald, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Nanny, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
THE NANNY BOOKS ON TOUR
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Nanny. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.
LET’S GET TO KNOW RUTH HEALD
Ruth Heald is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers THE WEDDING, I KNOW YOUR SECRET, THE MOTHER’S MISTAKE and THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, and the relationship drama 27: SIX FRIENDS, ONE YEAR.
Ruth studied Economics at Oxford University and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting. She worked at the BBC for nine years before leaving to write full time.
Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with two children and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.