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‘Haunting, evocative and atmospheric‘ Charlotte Duckworth

‘You won’t be able to put this book down’ Emily Freud

‘An accomplished thriller debut’ Vogue US

You let her in. Now she won’t let you go.

Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she’s orphaned in her mid-twenties, her mother having died long ago. Then Sue meets Annie. It’s been twenty years, but Annie could never forget that face. She was Sue’s live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own.

Craving comfort and connection, Sue is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life. But as they grow close once more, Sue begins to uncover the truth about Annie’s unsettling time in the Keller household all those years ago, and the dark secrets that bind these women together . . .

Split between upstate New York in the nineties and present-day Manhattan, Nanny Dearest is a dark, twisty and dramatic novel of long-hidden secrets and obsession, which will keep readers turning the pages right up to the shocking end.

‘Powerful, haunting’ Miranda Smith

‘A tightly woven thriller’ Town & Country US

Reviews

Nanny Dearest is a powerful debut about the fine line between love and obsession. The final pages are haunting and unsettling
Miranda Smith
A haunting, evocative and atmospheric tale of family dysfunction that builds to a shocking, unforeseen climax. I'll be thinking about the characters in this book for a long time to come
Charlotte Duckworth, author of THE PERFECT FATHER
A tightly woven thriller
Town&Country US
An accomplished thriller debut
Vogue US
Unsettling, compelling, elegantly paced - Flora Collins' debut is a slick, contemporary novel that explores the wispy, nagging memories of childhood, the dark side of relationships, and the unrelenting desire to be loved
Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark
Nanny Dearest is an impressive, immersive novel sure to be a big hit. I loved it
New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
Nanny Dearest is a delicious spine-tingling thriller that lulls the reader into a false sense of security before going straight for the jugular
Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of You Will Remember Me
It's a seesaw of rising tension that ultimately delivers a raw, crashing conclusion . . . Collins's debut illustrates the sometimes obsessive and terrifying nature of love and the shattering consequences of its betrayal
Library Journal
Psychological thrillers fans won't be disappointed
Publishers Weekly
A slick thriller
Crimereads