The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A devilishly devious Mary Poppins, The Nanny captivates and surprises with twists and turns around every corner. After losing her husband in a car accident in America, Jo returns with her young daughter to England, to the mother she despises, and their house full of secrets. An engrossing mix of revenge, betrayal and long-hidden family secrets, The Nanny is a riveting tale of a truly dysfunctional family that kept me constantly on my toes.
The book starts with a bang when Jo wakes as a child to find her nanny Hannah gone without a trace. Fast-forward thirty years and Jo and her daughter find a skeleton in the property’s lake, causing Jo to question her mother’s role in Hannah’s disappearance.
This is a fun, addictive mystery thriller with a wonderfully tense relationship between Jo and her mother, and a gloriously evocative setting of Lake Hall. A perfect summer read you’ll certainly want to sink your teeth into.