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The Nanny

The Nanny is a high-tension psychological thriller full of family secrets and mysterious characters



Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated when her beloved Nanny Hannah left her without a trace in the summer of 1988. Jocelyn grew up bitter and distant from her parents, and eventually left Lake Hall, her aristocratic home. Thirty years later, Jocelyn and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby, return to Lake Hall to recover after the death of her husband. There Joycelyn is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. When Ruby finds a human skull in the lake on the estate, Jocelyn begins to question her memories and everything she thought she knew. To make matters worse Nanny Hannah, who has been missing thirty years unexpectedly returns to Lake Hall and turns the household on their head. Is it really her? Can it be? Can you trust anything she says? Sometimes it might be better not to know the truth.


THE NANNY is a fascinating and gripping thriller filled with unbearable tension. Who is telling the truth? Who do you believe? These are just a few questions that are pervasive throughout the story that will have you enthralled. GILLY MACMILLAN’s writing is captivating. She had created masterful characters, some that you will love and some you will love to hate. Sweet little Ruby and her relationship with her elderly Granny will capture your heart. Their Lake Hall ancestral home is a picture perfect setting for the story, complete with gargoyles, well-worn furnishings, dark paneled walls filled with dead-eye portraits, and a remote third floor attic.

Gilly Macmillan lives in Bristol England. She is the best selling author of What She Knew, The Perfect Girl, and I Know You Know. Thanks to LibraryThing for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher William Morrow

Published September 10, 2019

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