The Nanny

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The Nanny
  • Gilly Macmillan
  • English
  • 11 May 2018
  • 0062875558

About the Author: Gilly Macmillan

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The Nanny 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. Free Read The Nanny author Gilly Macmillan For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “The Nanny

  1. Carolyn says:

    The nanny in this novel is not quite the Mary Poppins figure that usually springs to mind when nannies are mentioned, but adevious, scheming person looking out for number one In 1987, Hannah Burgess worked as a nanny for Lord and Lady Holt, looking after their 7 year old Jocelyn until one morning Jocelyn wakes up to find Hannah gone with no explanation Now 30 years later, Jocelyn or Jo as she now calls herself and her young daughter are forced back to live with her estranged and bitter The nanny in this novel is not quite the Mary Poppins figure that usually springs to mind when nannies are mentioned, but adevious, scheming person looking out for number one In 1987, Hannah Burgess worked as a nanny for Lord and Lady Holt, looking after their 7 year old Jocelyn until one morning Jocelyn wakes up to find Hannah gone with no explanation Now 30 years later, Jocelyn or Jo as she now calls herself and her young daughter are forced back to live with her estranged and bitter widowed mother on the family estate after Jo s husband dies suddenly leaving her in a dire financial position Jocelyn begins to question what happened to her nanny and what role her parents may have played in her disappe...

  2. sue says:

    I ve been reading this on and off from last night I read the bulk of this book until dawn I finished the rest over breakfast and lunch.The book was glued to my hands, I really had a job putting it down.I love a dysfunctional family, and we certainly ha...

  3. Mark says:

    I was expecting sonething from this book but in fact got a very different book to what I had imaginedThe Holts are titled and noble folk and even though it is just Lady Holt now in the big manor house she keeps appearances and customs as they always have been, stiff upper lip, straight backed and aloof and still employs staff I adored her in all her entitled luxury Jo her daughter has arrived after a tragedy and is now also penniless, with her is her daughter, she has lived in Amer I was expecting sonething from this book but in fact got a very different book to what I had imaginedThe Holts are titled and noble folk and even though it is just Lady Holt now in the big manor house she keeps appearances and customs as they always have been, stiff upper lip, straight backed and aloof and still employs staff I adored her in all her entitled luxury Jo her daughter has arrived after a tragedy and is now also penniless, with her is her daughter, she has lived in America for years and is now back as has nowhere to else to go, the tension between mother and daughter and their different take on life is wonderful.but under all ...

  4. Mandy White says:

    The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan was a slow burn of a story but absolutely worth sticking with The details are very cleverly revealed through the alternating points of view and times The characters in this book are not particularly likeable and some are just evil and don t we love that Once I got into this book I really did have a hard time putting it down The writing creates a very vivid picture of Lake Hall and the village and you feel as if you are there when reading it An ending that I di The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan was a slow burn of a story but absolutely worth sticking with The details are very cleverly revealed through the alternating points of view and times The characters in this book are not particularly likeable and some are just evil and don t we love that Once I got into this book I really did have a hard time putting it down The writing creates a very vivid picture of Lake Hall and the village and you feel as if you are there when reading it An ending that I didn t see coming also made for a very enjoyable read.Jocelyn had a very privileged childhood at Lake Hall She adored her nanny Hannah, who was certainly no Mary Poppins let me tell you She was devastated when he packed up and disappear one night when she was around 7 years old She never had a good relationship with her mother but 30 years later she is forced back to her childhood home from the USA...

  5. Louise Wilson says:

    In 1987, Hannah Burgess worked as a nanny for Lord Lady Holt, looking after their seven year old daughter Jocelyn One morning Jocelyn awakes to find Hannah has left with no reason It s now thirty years later and Jocelyn and her daughter, Ruby have no choice but to move back in with her bitter estranged widowed mother after Jocelyn s husband died Ruby and her grandmother quickly form a relationship I don t want to say muchas I don t want to spoil it for you The book does start as In 1987, Hannah Burgess worked as a nanny for Lord Lady Holt, looking after their seven year old daughter Jocelyn One morning Jocelyn awakes to find Hannah has left with no reason It s now thirty years later and Jocelyn and her daughter, Ruby have no choice but to move back in with her bitter estranged widowed mother ...

  6. Aoife says:

    3.5 starsI received this book from the publishers author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Jocelyn Holt has never been close to her mother, and her fondest memories of her childhood also include her old nanny Hannah, who vanished overnight when she was small When Jocelyn is forced home to live with her aging mother and a skeleton is unearthed in the family lake, Jo begins to question whether somehow her mother was involved in Hannah s disappearance all those years ago.The Nanny is 3.5 starsI received this book from the publishers author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Jocelyn Holt has never been close to her mother, and her fondest memories of her childhood also include her old nanny Hannah, who vanished overnight when she was small When Jocelyn is forced home to live with her aging mother and a skeleton is unearthed in the family lake, Jo begins to question whether somehow her mother was involved in Hannah s disappearance all those years ago.The Nanny is a mystery thriller that has so many twists and turns and what ifs, it left me reeling at points but desperately eage...

  7. Kirsty says:

    I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley.This is a mystery thriller quite unlike anything I have ever read before It is set in England, in a quiet sleepy village, and follows a family that have recently been reunited One of the main characters named Jo, has moved back in with her mother, bringing her daughter along too, as her husband has recently died Her father has died relatively recently too, so we mainly follow the perspectives of these three generati I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley.This is a mystery thriller quite unlike anything I have ever read before It is set in England, in a quiet sleepy village, and follows a family that have recently been reunited One of the main characters named Jo, has moved back in with her mother, bringing her daughter along too, as her husband has recently died Her father has died relatively recently too, so we mainly follow the perspectives of these three generations of women When Jo was growing up she had a nanny, who it sthan fair to say, Jo had and still has an unhealthy obsessive relationship with Her relationship with her own mother has always been poor, and she is determined not to make the same m...

  8. Liz Barnsley says:

    Really enjoyed this from Gilly Macmillan, a tense and well paced psychological thriller with some interesting characters and unexpected moments I liked the rich are different feel to the narrative and the mystery of what...

  9. Shalini says:

    Gilly Macmillan is simply brilliant This was my first book by her, and I was completely entranced by her writing to the point I took my kindle everywhere with me I loved her characters, each one was so different Wickedness flowed in the veins of some, helplessness and blindness in others The emotions she evoked from me rushed through my being, simply twisting by insides in a knot of panic I could see the insidious evil, yet I could do nothing to warn the daughter Jo about nanny Hannah who Gilly Macmillan is simply brilliant This was my first book by her, and I was completely entranced by her writing to the point I took my kindle everywhere with me I loved her characters, each one was so different Wickedness flowed in the veins of some, helplessness and blindness in others The emotions she evoked from me rushed through my being, simply twisting by insides in a knot of panic I could see the insidious evil, yet I could do nothing to warn the daughter Jo about nanny Hannah who was looking after her daughter Ruby in her mother s home The Holt Hall.The story started with Jo and Ruby coming back to her mum s place after the death of her husband A human skull was found in the lake near The Holt Hall That started the police investigation to dig into the past, which scared Jo s mum to the core It was presumed to be of nanny Hannah, but suddenly Hannah showed up ...

  10. michelle says:

    After the tragic death of her husband, Jocelyn and her ten year old daughter Ruby returns to England to Lake Hall where her mother Lady Holt lives Jocelyn as a seven year old child was never close to her mother But, to her nanny Hannah But she was left devasted, when Hannah left without a trace, never to be seen again The distance between them grew But, when Ruby meets her grandmother, a relationship blossom between them.There is nothing much to do at Lake hall and her mother warned her not After the tragic death of her husband, Jocelyn and her ten year old daughter Ruby returns to England to Lake Hall where her mother Lady Holt lives Jocelyn as a seven year old child was never close to her mother But, to her nanny Hannah But she was left devasted, when Hannah left without a trace, never to be seen again The distance between them grew But, when Ruby meets her grandmother, a relationship blossom between them.There is nothing much to do at Lake hall and her mother warned her not got to go onto the Lake The boat house has been locked up for quite a while When the get Geoff the handyman to open it They find a Kayak that is still safe to use, and they go out onto the lake When somethipng happens and Ruby s...

  11. Joanne Robertson says:

    When a favourite author brings out a new book there s always a worry that it s not going to live up to expectations but Gilly Macmillan is a class act and The Nanny was absolutely spot on I do love a dysfunctional family and here we have one of my favourite families of the year so far Three generations of the Holt women come together when a shocking discovery is made in the grounds of their home Does this tie in with events from the past that Jocelyn thinks she remembers And what happened to When a favourite author brings out a new book there s always a worry that it s not going to live up to expectations but Gilly Macmillan is a class act and The Nanny was absolutely spot on I do love a dysfunctional family and here we have one of my favourite families of the year so far Three generations of the Holt women come together when a shocking discovery is made in the grounds of their home Does this tie in with events from the past that Jocelyn thinks she remembers And what happened to The Nanny Once you picked up this book...

  12. Gaby (GNTxREADs) says:

    I was gripped by the first few chapters and found myself flying through the pages I absolutely loved the subtle similarities between Virginia and Jo s relationship and Jo s parenting of Ruby It s clear that Jo tries to be so different from her mother, but ends up adopting the dismissive and prescriptive parenting approach to her own daughter.I was constantly wondering whether The Nanny was referring to the childminder figure or the role of the grandmother as being key to this story It appea I was gripped by the first few chapters and found myself flying through the pages I absolutely loved the subtle similarities between Virginia and Jo s relationship and Jo s parenting of Ruby It s clear that Jo tries to be so different from her mother, but ends up adopting the dismissive and prescriptive parenting approach to her own daughter.I was constantly wondering whether The Nanny was referring to the childminder figure or the role of the grandmother as being key to this story It appears that there is so much entwined in this book, including issues of class, adultery, murder, false pretences andI liked how every now and again the reader was thrown back to the 1980 s and slowly finding outabout the complicated relationships At times this was elusive and the identity of the character in the spotlight was unknown which further added to the suspense It was really interesting to see how my feelings...

  13. Kirsty says:

    3.5 stars.

  14. Sheri says:

    I wrote a lovely long review of The Nanny, then accidentally deleted it before it could be posted Oh no Anyway, here goes again having loved Gilly Macmillan s previous books I was excited to read this one and delighted to be approved for an ARC Reeling from the sudden death of her husband, Jocelyn Jo returns to her family home, Lake Hall, with her ten year old daughter Ruby Jo s childhood was blighted both by the overnight disappearance, never to be seen again, of her beloved nanny Han I wrote a lovely long review of The Nanny, then accidentally deleted it before it could be posted Oh no Anyway, here goes again having loved Gilly Macmillan s previous books I was excited to read this one and delighted to be approved for an ARC Reeling from the sudden death of her husband, Jocelyn Jo returns to her family home, Lake Hall, with her ten year old daughter Ruby Jo s childhood was blighted both by the overnight disappearance, never to be seen again, of her beloved nanny Hannah, and by a relationship with her haughtily aristocratic mother, Virginia, which is distant at best Although Virginia is now also a widow, their long damaged relationship remains frosty in the extreme, although Virginia bonds to a surprisingly immediate extent with Ruby.When a shocking discovery is made in the lake, things escalate quickly Can it really be connected to the long ago disappearance of Hannah And how reliable...

  15. Tracy Wood says:

    Having to return to a home and country she thought she had left behind forever was never in Jocelyn Holt s plans but very few things have turned out the way she wanted since her beloved nanny disappeared thirty years earlier when she was seven.Now a mother herself and preferring to be known as Jo she finds herself having to deal with her own grief as well as that of her daughter while her own mother remains as aloof and distant as she remembers from her discarded childhood When she is offered a Having to return to a home and country she thought she had left behind forever was never in Jocelyn Holt s plans but very few things have turned out the way she wanted since her beloved nanny disappeared thirty years earlier when she was seven.Now a mother herself and preferring to be known as Jo she finds herself having to deal with her own grief as well as that of her daughter while her own mother remains as aloof and distant as she remembers from her discarded childhood When she is offered a lifeline Jo is amazed to find that her memories don t quite fit those of others from her past and as the police have become involved she has no ...