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The tension is simmering. The lies are piling up. Who do you trust?
'Pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion' SHARI LAPENA
'White-knuckled suspense' TESS GERRITSEN
Jocelyn loves her nanny more than her own mother – until the night that the nanny disappears. Jo is seven years old when it happens and never gets over the loss.
Now, thirty years later, Jo is returning to her family home with her daughter in tow – just as human remains are pulled out of the house's lake.
Then there’s a knock on the door. And a woman claiming to be her nanny stands outside.
Is she who she says she is?
Can she be trusted?
And what really happened on that fateful night all those years ago?
Sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.
Why readers love THE NANNY:
"A gripping read with an original premise... I very much enjoyed all the characters"
"Meaty and twisty ... armchair detectives will have a lot of fun with this"
"A compelling read ... I read it with a sense of fear and dread"
"Dare you get engrossed in this book? ... this is a book that should do really well"
"A spellbinding read"
"A lot of twists and turns ... it definitely grabbed my attention from the outset"
‘From the first page I wanted to know all the dark secrets this family were hiding. It’s a seriously addictive read and I never knew who to trust’ AMY LLOYD, author of THE INNOCENT WIFE and ONE MORE LIE
‘A brilliant blend of missing person drama with some seriously spooky Gothic overtones.’ GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
‘Secrets, lies, jealousy and betrayal… Elegantly structured and infused with a creeping sense of dread’SARAH VAUGHAN
‘The plot sucked me in and the insidious build had me turning the pages rapidly’ JANE SHEMILT
‘The Nanny will make you doubt everyone - including yourself. Some families are built on a bedrock of lies. This one is no exception. Clever and deliciously addictive’ JANE CORRY
‘I was blown away by The Nanny. Original, twisty, unpredictable and taut with its buried secrets, the old creepy house and complex relationships. I never knew who to trust and the ending shocked me. This deserves to be huge!’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS
‘A tense, assured and atmospheric thriller which will keep you guessing from page one right through to the shocking denouement. Brilliantly absorbing’ MEL McGRATH
***PRE-ORDER NOW – GILLY MACMILLAN'S GRIPPING NEW NOVEL: TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.***
One morning in 1987, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt, the heroine of this devastating psychological thriller from bestseller Macmillan (I Know You Know), wakes up in Lake Hall, her family's English mansion, to find her beloved nanny, Hannah Burgess, gone. Strangely, Jo's aristocratic parents find nothing sinister about Hannah's disappearance. Years later, Jo, who deeply resents her emotionally distant mother, moves to California, where she falls in love with Chris, with whom she has a daughter, Ruby. Jo never forgets Hannah, and when Chris dies suddenly, Jo returns to Lake Hall with Ruby. The girl enrolls in primary school while Jo reacclimatizes herself to the British culture. One day, the two of them are relaxing on the shore of the lake when they find a human skull. The police come to investigate. Does the skull belong to Hannah? Are the Holt parents implicated in her death? Macmillan expertly ratchets up the tension as long-held secrets come to light. Readers will have a tough time putting this one down.