Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross

Person peeking through hole titled "Thriller"
Nanny Needed book cover with girl facing building
Person in dark woods titled "Suspense"

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow. This book was crazy! This is the kind of thriller that has you completely invested and yet so confused about what is going on! There are so many questions to answer, and you won’t believe it when you learn them!

Sarah finds a post in her apartment for a nanny. It seems like a great way to make some extra money, and even though she doesn’t have any nanny experience, she heads to the interview…and gets the job! It’s a beautiful New York apartment at a luxury address, and yet the family is…a bit off… As she starts to realize that maybe this family is just a bit too odd, it’s also a bit too late. She’s already become entrapped in their secrets.

I thought the characters were pretty impressive in this one. The main character, Sarah is easy to like. She’s had some heartache in her life, and you just want to see her succeed. As the story progresses, I couldn’t walk away from what was happening! I needed to know how everything was going to work out for her. The Bird family is created with oddities and personality characteristics that will intrigue, and yet, creep you out! I thought the author did a great job building them!

The plot is twisty and turny, and it’s got a lot of interconnecting pieces that come together in the end in a surprising way. I enjoyed the crazy ride, and I look forward to another story by this author!

Where to Find This Book:

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A young woman takes a job as a nanny for an impossibly wealthy family, thinking she’s found her entre into a better life–only to discover instead she’s walked into a world of deception and dark secrets.

Nanny needed. Discretion is of the utmost importance. Special conditions apply.

When Sarah Larsen finds the notice, posted on creamy card stock in her building’s lobby, one glance at the exclusive address tells her she’s found her ticket out of a dead-end job–and life.

At the interview, the job seems like a dream come true: a glamorous penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side of NYC; a salary that adds several zeroes to her current income; the beautiful, worldly mother of her charge, who feels more like a friend than a potential boss. She’s overjoyed when they offer her the position and signs the NDA without a second thought.

In retrospect, the notice in her lobby was less an engraved invitation than a waving red flag. For there is something very strange about the Bird family. Why does the beautiful Mrs. Bird never leave the apartment alone? And what happened to the nanny before her? It soon becomes clear that the Birds’ odd behaviors are more than the eccentricities of the wealthy.

But by then it’s too late for Sarah to seek help. After all, discretion is of the utmost importance.

Just the Facts:

Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bantam
Pub Date: October 5, 2021

The author of The Stepdaughter and The Missing Woman, Georgina Cross worked as a journalist and then spent nine years in business development for an aerospace and defense contractor before joining the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce as the workforce director. She lives in Alabama with her husband and four sons.

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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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