MYSTERY

The Nanny

Morrow. Sept. 2019. 400p. ISBN 9780062875556. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062875563. $15.99. THRILLER
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When Jocelyn Holt was a little girl, she was told that her nanny Hannah had left during the night and was not coming back. Devastated, as her nanny was much more of a mum to her than her own biological mother, Jo never fully recovered from the loss. After the devastating death of her husband in America, and now with a daughter of her own, she moves back to the family home in Lake Hall, London. As she tries to cope with her grief and also deal with the strained relationship with mother Virginia, a human skull is found in the lake behind the house and a woman comes to the door saying she is Hannah, back in the flesh.
VERDICT Macmillan (What She Knew) is a master of suspense, and this latest engrossing tale does not disappoint. Stock up on multiple copies. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/19.]

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