Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Review: Nanny Dearest by Flora Collins

Nanny Dearest
by Flora Collins

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she's orphaned in her mid-twenties, her mother already long gone. Then Sue meets Annie. It’s been twenty years, but Annie could never forget that face. She was Sue’s live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own.

Craving connection and mothering, Sue is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life; but as they become inseparable once again, Sue starts to uncover the truth about Annie's unsettling time in the Keller house all those years ago, particularly the manner of her departure—or dismissal. At the same time, she begins to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the two new charges currently in Annie's care.

Kritters Thoughts:  Sue Keller has recently lost her father and is now parentless and unsure of the world around her.  With a meeting in a park from a nanny from her past, her world gets flipped upside down and she must decide what she wants next.  

With alternating chapters from the past to the present, this book gave me the eerie feelings from beginning to end.  With an inability to trust either woman, I had no clue where this book was going to go.  I enjoyed how this author put together the story and it was very easy to jump back and forth with chapters labeled and narrator's voices being distinct, it was easy to read, but I was just second guessing myself and my thoughts on the future of the book the whole time!

I don't always have the patience when it comes to unreliable narrators, but the story itself was so captivating that I just kept reading and reading.  I wanted to know how it was all going to come together, but I am not sure I would want another book with these two main characters.  

A solid debut book and I would be intrigued to see what comes next from this author.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 144 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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