This is another Netgalley arc I was given in exchange for an honest review. So here we go…
The Perfect Nanny initially attracted me as it sounded like an intriguing suburban thriller which I love. There is just something so satisfying reading about rich people getting karma, their just desserts, or maybe that’s just me. #I’mSaneIPromise
Anyway let’s have a bit of blurb:
You trust her with your home, your husband, your baby… but she is about to destroy it all.
Sophy Pemberton is struggling to cope with the pressures of becoming a new mother. Her nine-month-old son never settles in her arms and the unrelenting tiredness from late night feeds is all-consuming.
So, when Liv Granger from the mother and baby group offers her services as a nanny, Sophy is overcome with relief. Now she can finally get some sleep… She can stop failing at being a mother.
But Liv has a secret.
She is convinced that Sophy was accountable for her brother’s tragic death and she has been searching for her for years.
And now that Liv’s found her, she’s outraged Sophy seems oblivious to the pain she has caused her family.
Sophy’s perfect house, perfect husband and perfect baby are too much for Liv to bear… and she’s going to make her pay.
This blurb just made the story sound so dark and sinister with a slight hint of violence. However in my opinion the story didn’t live up to the blurb.
However, I do have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand the story hooked me in and I read this in 2 days. I needed to know what happened next. And the characters were well developed.
I predicted some of the twists but others I half predicted so it is a well written story line. I also really liked how it utilised multi person narratives, it is possibly one of my favourite writing tools as it just builds so much more into the story and adds so much more depth.
It felt slow a lot but at the same time I couldn’t stop reading. It’s one of those books I can’t make my mind up about. I think I just wanted a bit more to the storyline, maybe a bit more about the lust for revenge to make it a bit more darker. I felt that as a thriller it needed to be a bit more sinister but that is just my opinion.
Nevertheless I still enjoyed it, it was an easy read (not something I would usually say about a thriller) and it had a few good (although predictable) twists along the way.
⭐⭐⭐ – a good thriller but I wanted more to the story
Much love 💘