The Nanny, by Gilly Macmillan

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One night when Jocelyn Holt was a girl, her nanny mysteriously disappeared. Her stuffy, detached mother never offered her much of an explanation, but when Jocelyn became an adult, the event still never sat well with her.

Thirty years later, Jocelyn is no longer a girl, and she has been forced to come back home to Lake Hall and live with her aging mother, along with her daughter. Newly widowed, she has nowhere else to turn, but the secrets lurking in the shadows of Lake Hall are always lurking right beneath the surface. When they find a skull in the shallow waters of the lake, it becomes apparent that there is more to the story than her mother is willing to admit.

Could the body belong to the nanny who disappeared so many years ago? Could it be the mysterious shooting victim reported to have been caught in the shooting activities decades before? When a woman arrives claiming to be Hannah, the lost nanny, the mystery takes over the lives of everyone involved.

At first, Jocelyn is overjoyed to see her beloved nanny once again. But why has the woman suddenly appeared? Does it have anything to do with the discovery of the skull? What does she know, that she doesn’t want to reveal to Jocelyn? Will they learn the truth before harm comes to someone new? Is her young daughter safe at Lake Hall?

The Nanny, by Gilly Macmillan, is a mystery and thriller which is a good weekend or airplane read. If you like something quick, that’s easy and keeps your attention, then I highly recommend you give it a read.

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