The Nanny

The Nanny[BOOKS] ✮ The Nanny ✰ Gilly Macmillan – Bluevapours.co.uk The Nanny kept me in white knuckled suspense until the very last page Gilly Macmillan s breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong Tess Gerritsen, New York The Nanny kept me in white knuckled suspense until the very last page Gilly Macmillan s breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling authorThe New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew conjures a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one anotherWhen her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of , seven year old Jocelyn Holt was devastated Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behindThirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knewThen an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo s world is destroyed again Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you d rather hear the lie.

Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times Sunday Times bestselling author of TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE NANNY, WHAT SHE KNEW previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY in some territories , THE PERFECT GIRL, ODD CHILD OUT I KNOW YOU KNOW Gilly is Edgar Award nominated and an ITW award finalist Her books have been translated into over languagesShe grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California She studied History of Art at Bristol University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in LondonGilly lives in Bristol, UK with her family and writes full time She s currently working on her seventh novel.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you d rather hear the lie."/>
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Nanny
  • Gilly Macmillan
  • English
  • 04 June 2017
  • 0062875566

10 thoughts on “The Nanny

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    What a surprising, slow burn thriller with unlikable but somehow appreciable characters if you handle a little batshit craziness and sociopathic tendencies, they were all right , gripping reading making you captive and forcing you brainstorming about what s going to happen next and then sucker punching you at unforeseeable second with a great revelation BAM Yes giving my four stars and throwing my tequila shot against my mouth This time Chardonnay is too light to absorb this kind of thrille What a surprising, slow burn thriller with unlikable but somehow appreciable characters if you handle a little batshit craziness and sociopathic tendencies, they were all right , gripping reading making you captive and forcing you brainstorming about what s going to happen next and then sucker punching you at unforeseeable second with a great revelation BAM Yes giving my four stars and throwing my tequila shot against my mouth This time Chardonnay is too light to absorb this kind of thriller book, trust me OMG what s the thriller authors problem with those nannies Ifbooks are going to be written and released about them, I m afraid most of them will be sacked and all the mothers will bedepressed with crying kids throwing at them at the supermarkets floors for their mothers insensitivity about buying wrong cereals I personally started to be afraid of them and this book completely wiped away entertaining Fran Drescher s Nanny performance on my mind Okay I m taking this back because she was also scary when she performed her signature donkey laughter And Mary Poppins turned into a villanelle by brainwashing those innocent kids with fairytales and illusions I think she may have mixed kids food with hallucinogens and turned them into cult members See how this book affected me to create darker retelling of Mary Poppins on my mind This book is centered between three women and a little girl All two husbands had already gone to heaven or somewhere else Jocelyn s father gives us bad vibes and impression of a naughty boy Jocelyn loses her husband at the tragic traffic accident and her financial problems forced her to move back to the UK with her ten year old girl Ruby to live with her estranged mother Virginia Jo had a troubled relationship with her mother who never showed any affection to her when she was a little child and still blamed her about the sudden leaving of her beloved nanny Hannah She gets agitated to her own daughter for her affection about her grandmother She wants to move from the house to start a new life but financially she can t handle it so she feels trapped in this mansion with her ugly but somewhat blurry childhood memories Virginia seems like a shady, notorious but also clever, sarcastic character and Jocelyn s decisiveness and vagueness about her own past made me think, she is not the evil as she s being told Then one day, A SKULL IS UNCOVERED IN THE LAKE SIDE OF THE ESTATE Does it belong to beloved Hannah who had disappeared years ago But SURPRISE HANNAH is back and she is so keen to be at Jocelyn s service to take care of little Ruby But does she really the person she admitted Well, according to Virginia, it s a little tricky because she might have dropped her dead body at the lake years ago So who is the real evil Who is the biggest liar Had the nanny resurrected or is she a doppelganger What Virginia is hiding from her daughter So many tricky questions like but don t worry when you get your answers you re going to feel like the rug pulled out from under your feet As your back hit the floor, don t curse because choosing the book to read you deserve to be tricked by evil genius brain of this author Brava Gilly Macmillan Well written, well played Salute

  2. Lala BooksandLala says:

    This was one of the least mysterious mysteries I ve ever read Usually Gilly Macmillan really does it for me, oh well maybe her next one

  3. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    4.5 stars I LOVED this book This book had all the elements of a perfect read for me Exquisite, slow burn, creep under your skin writing Old countryside manor house Gothic, tension filled atmosphere Mysterious characters Old family secrets discovered This was right up my alley This novel follows the prestigious Holt family The Holts hire Nanny Hannah to look after their only daughter, Jo, who develops a deep bond that outshines her relationship with her own mother Nanny Hannah shocks eve 4.5 stars I LOVED this book This book had all the elements of a perfect read for me Exquisite, slow burn, creep under your skin writing Old countryside manor house Gothic, tension filled atmosphere Mysterious characters Old family secrets discovered This was right up my alley This novel follows the prestigious Holt family The Holts hire Nanny Hannah to look after their only daughter, Jo, who develops a deep bond that outshines her relationship with her own mother Nanny Hannah shocks everyone when she flees one night without a trace Thirty years later, Jo and her ten year old daughter, Ruby, have moved back to the Holt manor to live with her aging mother Not long after moving in, they answer a knock at the door to find Nanny Hannah Hannah reignites her relationship with Jo and becomes a member of the Holt household once again This book had me glued to the pages from start to finish The pace was a slow burn done to perfection I love a good family mystery that slowly unravels revealingsecrets and details as the chapters go by and that is exactly what this story was The flow was excellent Told through multiple narrators, each voice offered another layer to the story addingintrigue and intensity My one tiny critique was that some plot points near the end of the book edged on implausible territory, however, it didn t take away from my overall enjoyment I truly loved this novel This was my first book by this author, Gilly Macmillan I was so impressed with her writing that I ordered twoof her books before I even reached the halfway point in this novel The writing is smooth and stunning It locked me in and didn t let me out until I read the last sentence Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC and my lovely local library for the loan of the physical copy I highly recommend and look forward to readingfrom this very talented author

  4. Norma says:

    Slow burn, upsetting, deceptively appealing I fell in love with Gilly Macmillan and her books after reading WHAT SHE KNEW and since have subsequently read or have snatched myself up all of her other books so I have them on hand I have a habit of collecting author s books after loving one I did have every intention of reading them but some of my ARC s have gotten in the way of reading authors that I favour and enjoy So I was beyond ecstatic when I received a physical ARC of THE NANNY THE Slow burn, upsetting, deceptively appealing I fell in love with Gilly Macmillan and her books after reading WHAT SHE KNEW and since have subsequently read or have snatched myself up all of her other books so I have them on hand I have a habit of collecting author s books after loving one I did have every intention of reading them but some of my ARC s have gotten in the way of reading authors that I favour and enjoy So I was beyond ecstatic when I received a physical ARC of THE NANNY THE NANNY by GILLY MACMILLAN is a haunting, dark, eerie, mysterious, and suspenseful psychological thriller that is packed full of buried family secrets, lies, deceit, obsession, regrets, distrust, and dysfunctional familial dynamics Unfortunately, this book didn t immediately grab my attention because I didn t immediately connect with the writing style and found the story to be painstakingly slow in the beginning So I put the novel aside for a day and then jumped right back into it, then I was able to fully immerse myself in this tale and I ended up quite enjoying it GILLY MACMILLAN delivers a slow going, atmospheric, intriguing, and unsettling tale here that subtly shifts in tone from perplexing to comprehension about 20% in for me Even though I did get a little bit annoyed and impatient in the beginning because of my disconnect here once I did comprehend and get what I was reading the remainder of the book went quite smoothly for me.The story is told in multiple alternating perspectives between a detective, Jo our protagonist , her mother Virginia, and my absolute favourite an unknown narrator which adds intrigue and this evil sense of foreboding to the narrative I thoroughly enjoyed Jo s daughter Ruby and found myselfdrawn to her character than to our main character here Jo s character was really maddening and totally frustrated me I might have yelled at her and shook my head multiple times at her while I was reading this book Why couldn t she just see what was happening She definitely had blinders on Norma s Stats Cover An eye catching, creepy, sinister, intriguing, suspenseful, and extremely fitting representation to storyline This cover definitely caught my attention and I love the creepiness and gothic vibe to it Title A straightforward and fitting representation to storyline Writing Prose Well written, vivid, suspenseful, engaging, captivating, and readable I didn t immediately connect to the writing style like I have with other books by this author but once I did, it was smooth sailing from there.Plot Slow moving, complex, slightly convoluted, sinister, suspenseful, unsettling, wicked, steadily paced, enjoyable and entertaining Ending I was thoroughly satisfied Overall 3.5 Stars This isn t a fast paced or edge of your seat thriller by no means it is one that delves deep into the characters lives and leaves you with these puzzling subtle clues along the way to piece together piece by piece Would recommend Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada for gifting me a physical ARC.This review can also be seen at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog

  5. BernLuvsBooks says:

    If you enjoy a mystery involving family secrets where nothing is quite as it seems, The Nanny is definitely for you Told in alternating points of view, The Nanny tells the tale of Jocelyn Holt as she is forced to return to her childhood home after the death of her husband Jocelyn must face her estranged mother, while trying to put her and her daughter s life back together If that wasn t hard enough a skull is uncovered on the estate s lake, stirring up memories of Jo s beloved Nanny who dis If you enjoy a mystery involving family secrets where nothing is quite as it seems, The Nanny is definitely for you Told in alternating points of view, The Nanny tells the tale of Jocelyn Holt as she is forced to return to her childhood home after the death of her husband Jocelyn must face her estranged mother, while trying to put her and her daughter s life back together If that wasn t hard enough a skull is uncovered on the estate s lake, stirring up memories of Jo s beloved Nanny who disappeared without a word one night This is a slow burn type mystery where bits are revealed little by little The aristocratic characters were quite scandalous and I found the memories of their past deeds entertaining and often times abhorrent which I rather enjoy The Holt family has quite the saga going on in this story and Nanny Hannah well, let s just say she was the opposite of Mary Poppins This novel was full of regrets, misdeeds, secrets, misplaced trust, manipulation and unhealthy relationships I enjoyed this mystery but I did have it figured out fairly early on and it felt a bit too long Had it been just a bit faster, it would have been all thegripping 3.5 rounded up Thank you to Gilly Macmillan, Harper Collins, William Morrow and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review an arc of this book.

  6. Sumit RK says:

    Nannies make great characters in fiction because they re outsiders who ve been invited into the heart of a family If the word Nanny reminds you of Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee or even Fran Drescher you remember , then this book may force you to do a rethink Jo s beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, Haunted by the loss, Jo eventually left her parents and her home behind Thirty years later, Jo returns to her house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship Nannies make great characters in fiction because they re outsiders who ve been invited into the heart of a family If the word Nanny reminds you of Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee or even Fran Drescher you remember , then this book may force you to do a rethink Jo s beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, Haunted by the loss, Jo eventually left her parents and her home behind Thirty years later, Jo returns to her house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew To add to the mystery, Hannah is back after 30 long years Told in alternating points of view, the story is told in multiple alternating perspectives between a detective, Jo our protagonist , her mother Virginia, and an unknown narrator which adds intrigue Gilly Macmillan has woven all of these perspectives together and delivered an atmospheric and intriguing story full of, lies, deceit and buried family secrets I liked that all of the characters were so flawed, so you are not sure whom to trust I loved the gothic vibes of the old family home reminding you of an Agatha Christie mystery If you love a domestic mystery, then this one is just right for you The book is quite slow especially in the opening chapters The constant changing of narratives between characters gets jarring after a point Some POVs like the detective s POV felt totally pointless and added little in value The climax, though not entirely predictable, felt totally flat But what felt lacking was a sense of tension and thrill, because the story had a lotpotential Overall, The Nanny is a solid story with some great writing and some excellent characters It was an easy read and fans of domestic mysteries will like it3.5 stars out of 5 Many thanks to the publishers HarperCollins, the author Gilly Macmillan and Edelweiss for the ARC

  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Jo was seven years old when her nanny, Hannah, left years ago The loss disconnected her, and as soon as she could, she left her family and those memories at Lake Hall behind.Over thirty years later, Jo is back at Lake Hall where she has to face her mother At the same time, human remains are found in a lake on the property and what could that mean This is immediately followed by a visitor showing up and tearing Jo s world apart all over again Her mission becomes finding out just who her nanny Jo was seven years old when her nanny, Hannah, left years ago The loss disconnected her, and as soon as she could, she left her family and those memories at Lake Hall behind.Over thirty years later, Jo is back at Lake Hall where she has to face her mother At the same time, human remains are found in a lake on the property and what could that mean This is immediately followed by a visitor showing up and tearing Jo s world apart all over again Her mission becomes finding out just who her nanny really was and why she would have left.So many secrets So many lies Darkness Spite The truth inevitably hurts.I ve read a few of Macmillan s books and enjoyed them, but this is definitely her best The pacing never lags and page after page had me compelled over this mysterious nanny The family is so dynamic and dysfunctional, it s like watching a train wreck.Overall, I needn t worry about putting this one down because I never did It was compulsively readable and addictive.I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com

  8. —ReadAlongWithSue— says:

    I ve been reading this on and off from last night I read the bulk of this book until dawn I finished the rest over breakfast and lunch.The book was glued to my hands, I really had a job putting it down.I love a dysfunctional family, and we certainly have one in the story, I loved the rich class higher archly in this too We have servants The Nanny is a class pounding thriller that I loved Plenty to get your teeth into.Highly recommend

  9. Diane S ☔ says:

    2.5 I made the decision at the end of last year to for go many of the psychological thrillers being written I connected to do few of them and they were all blending together in my head So, this is one of the few I have read this year, but found myself having the same problem Different characters telling the story, made this book, for me, choppy reading Very seldom does this format work for me, though there have been a few exceptions The sections narrated by Detective Andy, were nonensial,, 2.5 I made the decision at the end of last year to for go many of the psychological thrillers being written I connected to do few of them and they were all blending together in my head So, this is one of the few I have read this year, but found myself having the same problem Different characters telling the story, made this book, for me, choppy reading Very seldom does this format work for me, though there have been a few exceptions The sections narrated by Detective Andy, were nonensial,, didn t add much to the story.There were screw surprises, but for the most part it was predictable At 400 pages, much to long for a predictable read, though to be fair, it read quickly with the format used I ve enjoyed a few of this authors reads in the past, and will probably try her again Hopefully, I will find the nextengaging My final analysis is it was just okay, but nothing out of the ordinary.ARC from Librarything

  10. Jasmine from How Useful It Is says:

    This book started out well and won my attention when all of the characters are introduced I liked that each of the characters possesses his her own unique personalities I smiled at Detective Andy s humor on wealthy people and felt angry at Jo for her blind loyalty This story was a page turner for me up until the middle of the book and then it began to drag I don t enjoy all that arts stuff This book started with a prologue Then the story begins, told in the third person point of view follo This book started out well and won my attention when all of the characters are introduced I liked that each of the characters possesses his her own unique personalities I smiled at Detective Andy s humor on wealthy people and felt angry at Jo for her blind loyalty This story was a page turner for me up until the middle of the book and then it began to drag I don t enjoy all that arts stuff This book started with a prologue Then the story begins, told in the third person point of view following Jocelyn, back in 1987, as she wakes up to find her nanny Hannah gone She loves her nanny for her patience and care, an opposite of what her own mother does for her Thirty years later Jo comes back to UK with her daughter to live with her mother after her husband died The second view is of nanny Hannah, starting fromthan thirty years ago and on until present day The third view is Virginia, Jocelyn s mother, told in present day Virginia Holt is a wealthy woman with a lot of secrets The fourth view is Detective Andy Wilton He comes out to investigate the skull found in the lake The past are written in italicized and the present are not This book is divided into three parts The Nanny is well written and easy to read I like the few surprises here and there I didn t guess it but I like the ending The whole book is very mellow and not thrilling to read Of all the characters, I guess I like Virginia because she knows what to do under pressure The prologue is interesting when part of it appears within the story.Pro humor, easy to read, Con slow paced, art stuffs, lack thrills I rate it 4 stars Disclaimer Many thanks to William Morrows for the opportunity to read and review Please be assured that my opinions are honest xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com fordetails

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