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Review: The Nesting


Title: The Nesting

Author: C.J. Cooke

Release Date: September 29th, 2020

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: The woods are creeping in on a nanny and two young girls in this chilling modern Gothic thriller.


Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he's building in Norway – in the same place where he lost his wife, Aurelia, to suicide. It was their dream house, and he wants to honor her with it.


Lexi Ellis takes a job as his nanny and immediately falls in love with his two young daughters, especially Gaia. But something feels off in the isolated house nestled in the forest along the fjord. Lexi sees mysterious muddy footprints inside the home. Aurelia's diary appears in Lexi's room one day. And Gaia keeps telling her about seeing the terrifying Sad Lady…


Soon Lexi suspects that Aurelia didn't kill herself and that they are all in danger from something far more sinister lurking around them.

My Review: There were quite a few things to love about this story. The atmosphere is extremely well done. Dark and gothic feeling, it is a great setting for a spooky October read. I really like Lexi, the main character. She is easy to empathize with and root for. I also loved the paranormal aspect and the flashbacks of Tom's now dead wife. Overall the story was a really good one, spooky and creepy and very well done.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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