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The Nanny

A Novel
Written by: Gilly Macmillan
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The New York Times best-selling author of What She Knew conjures a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another.

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind.

Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. 

Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo’s world is destroyed again. Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother… 

In this compulsively listenable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart. Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.

©2019 Gilly Macmillan (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Jennifer W.
  • 2019-09-19

Spectacular

I can’t express how much I loved this book! Everything about is great. Please give it a listen. I thinks it’s Gilly Macmillan’s best one yet

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  • Jordan Zenzel
  • 2019-10-01

Great gripping story!

Great story, it had me fully enthralled which is a lot for me to say considering I go through at least 4 Psychological thrillers a week on audible! I don’t leave reviews often, but I loved this one! Ending was a tad abrupt, but GREAT book.

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  • Ruthi
  • 2019-09-29

Excellent!

Ah, I did not see that ending coming at all! Really loved this book & very pleased with this purchase!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-09-17

another great one from G.M.

Great plot :) Clare Corbett still can't do American accents but makes up for it with the other characters.

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  • Teresa Kasch
  • 2019-10-20

Thumbs Up

Love the narration and the story! Great read for the Fall and Halloween season! Hannah's voice is perfectly creepy!

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  • RueRue
  • 2019-10-14

Well, the narration was good....

but the plot and characters were terrible. Slow pacing for a thriller/mystery, an implausible premise, and every character was unpleasant in varying degrees. One of those books that will leave you feeling like it was a waste of time.

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  • ROBIN
  • 2019-09-13

I couldn't finish it

I don't know if it was the story, or the narration, or both, but I couldn't get into this book and just could not finish it. I definitely do not recommend

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