Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Review for The Nesting by C.J. Cooke


The Nesting


C.J. Cooke 

publication: September 29th 2020 by HarperCollins

It was like something out of a fairytale…

The grieving widower.
The motherless daughters.
A beautiful house in the woods.
And a nanny come to save the day.

So what if Lexi isn’t telling the truth about who she is? Escaping to the remote snows of Norway was her lifeline. And all she wanted was to be a part of their lives.

But soon, isolated in that cold, creaking house in the middle of ancient, whispering woods, Lexi's fairytale starts to turn into a nightmare.

With darkness creeping in from the outside, Lexi’s fears are deepening. Lexi knows she needs to protect the children in her care.

But protect them from what?


My Thoughts…


C.J. Cooke had me on the edge of my seat while reading The Nesting.    Lexi took a job nannying and now she must protect the children at all costs.   As she starts to hear noises, she sees ghosts that haunt her, and knows secrets that could cause her harm; she knows that nothing else matters but the children in her care do matter.   The Nesting is a thriller with twists and turns that kept me turning pages and hoping that all would end up okay by the end.  


The flashback of Tom and Aurelia were sometimes confusing, sometimes added extra detail to the story, and sometimes was so long that I got lost in the text of what I was reading.   I did not feel like the flashbacks were an overall good addition to the story, but I did not let it detour my reading. 


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