Waiting On Wednesday (115)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Nanny
Gilly Macmillan
William Morrow, September 2019
Mystery, Psychological Thriller

From the publisher—

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 readable 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.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? For one thing, it appears to be a neat twist on the usual the-nanny-is-an-evil-person trope so I’m interested to see if it really is. Also, I’m curious as to why the child was so very adversely affected by the nanny’s disappearance and, of course, this sounds like a really intense psychological thriller which I happen to like. Fingers crossed this one lives up to the promise 😉