The Nesting

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Tom’s wife recently committed suicide. He needs a nanny desperately to watch his two girls while he finishes construction on what was to be his family’s summer home in Norway, on the exact spot his wife died. Lexi, recently out of a relationship and now homeless, jumps at the chance. But amongst the beautiful Nordic landscape, there is something unseen and unhappy. Lexi begins seeing things that can’t possibly be there, something that was happening to Tom’s wife before she died. Lexi loves this family and these little girls, so she will need to figure out what really happened to Tom’s wife and how to keep it from happening to her in The Nesting.

The Nordic landscape alone would make this a book worth reading, but the gothic and folktale elements seal the deal. My only critique would be that the author put a little too many different elements in, that it became very confusing what was really happening. In the end, the prologue made no sense at all. If she would have stuck with just the supernatural elements or just the human aspect, it would have made more sense, but instead became a kind of a jumbled mess. However, Lexi and the girls were great, and like I said the gothic aspect and the Nordic landscape made it still worth my time. If you enjoy gothic stories, then definitely check this one out.

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Author C.J. Cooke
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Berkley
Publish Date 2020-Sep-29
ISBN 9780593197660 Buy this Book
Issue December 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller