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Nanny Dearest

(2021)
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“A well-crafted debut . . . horrifying . . . Psychological thrillers fans won’t be disappointed.” —Publishers Weekly

"Unsettling, compelling, elegantly paced . . . A slick, contemporary novel that explores the wispy, nagging memories of childhood.”
—Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark

In this compulsively readable novel of domestic suspense, a young woman takes comfort in reconnecting with her childhood nanny, until she starts to uncover secrets the nanny has been holding for twenty years.


Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she's orphaned in her mid-twenties, her mother already long gone. Then Sue meets Annie. It’s been twenty years, but Annie could never forget that face. She was Sue’s live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own.

Craving connection and mothering, Sue is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life; but as they become inseparable once again, Sue starts to uncover the truth about Annie's unsettling time in the Keller house all those years ago, particularly the manner of her departure—or dismissal. At the same time, she begins to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the two new charges currently in Annie's care.

Told in alternating points of views—Annie in the mid-'90s and Sue in the present day—this taut novel of suspense will keep readers turning the pages right up to the shocking end.


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"As delicate as it is brutal, deftly observed and smart. You won't be able to put this book down." - Emily Freud

"Nanny Dearest is not just an entertaining suspense novel but a therapeutic one for any adult who has faced disturbing holes in the family tree. Unsettling, compelling, elegantly paced--Flora Collins' debut is a slick, contemporary novel that explores the wispy, nagging memories of childhood, the dark side of relationships, and the unrelenting desire to be loved." - Julia Heaberlin

"A powerful debut about the fine line between love and obsession...haunting." - Miranda Smith

"Flora Collins is a sure-handed and inventive suspense novelist, and NANNY DEAREST is an impressive, immersive novel sure to be a big hit. I loved it." - Adriana Trigiani


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March 2022 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Nanny Dearest
Author(s): Flora Collins
ISBN: 1-63808-237-5 / 978-1-63808-237-8 (USA edition)
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September 2022 : UK Paperback
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November 2021 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Nanny Dearest: A Novel
Author(s): Flora Collins
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November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nanny Dearest: A Novel
Author(s): Flora Collins
ISBN: 1-66510-505-4 / 978-1-66510-505-7 (USA edition)
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November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nanny Dearest: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-66510-506-2 / 978-1-66510-506-4 (USA edition)
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November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nanny Dearest: Library Edition
Author(s): Flora Collins
ISBN: 1-66510-504-6 / 978-1-66510-504-0 (USA edition)
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November 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nanny Dearest
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November 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Nanny Dearest
Author(s): Flora Collins
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November 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nanny Dearest
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November 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nanny Dearest: A Novel
Author(s): Flora Collins
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November 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nanny Dearest: the chilling thriller that will get under your skin
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