Title: Nanny Needed
Author: Georgina Cross
Publication Date: October 5, 2021
Page Count: 352
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A young woman takes a job as a nanny for an impossibly wealthy family, thinking she’s found her entrée 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 she’s offered the position and signs the NDA without a second thought.
But 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 Sarah? 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.
Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross is a mystery thriller novel. This one certainly is a book that makes you think about the old saying too good too be true as the story unfolds.
Sarah Larsen is living with her fiance in New York city and knows that they are barely scraping by with bill collectors constantly calling. Sarah had grown up with her aunt raising her after her parents passed when she was young so when her aunt got sick Sarah stayed by her side as the bills piled up.
When Sarah sees a notice in her building’s lobby advertising a nanny position in the more elite section of the city she thinks this may just be the thing to get them out of debt. However, after applying and accepting the job Sarah quickly finds that things may not always be what they seem and having signed a contract she’s not sure she can leave.
I have to admit that when I began reading Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross I was not too sure how this one would work out for me in the end. Some books pull you right in and others take a while and this was a mix between the two. The first twist in the story was a bit obvious to me as a reader but the problem there was not that it wasn’t hidden well but that the main character’s reaction put me off a bit. However, that being said I was definitely pulled under by then and needed to continue to fly through the pages and was certainly entertained by the rest of the twists and turns. One that I would say try for yourself, you just may find you enjoy this wacky ride.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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