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Summary

A house stands alone in the woods. 

Deep in the forests of Norway, Lexi finds a fresh start with Tom and his two young daughters, working as their new nanny.

The darkness creeps closer. 

But Lexi is telling lies, and she’s not the only one. This family has a history – and this place has a past. Something was destroyed to build this house, and in the dark, dark woods, a menacing presence lurks.

Lexi must protect the children in her care – but protect them from what?  

Atmospheric, gothic, spine-chilling, the new thriller from C. J. Cooke will haunt you long after it ends....

©2020 C.J. Cooke (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Vivid and compelling." (Sunday Times best-selling author Rosamund Lupton)

"A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone." (Sunday Times best-selling author Samantha Downing)

"A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe." (New York Times best-selling author Simone St. James)

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Sensational

Sensational storytelling and powerful narration, with a plot to chill your bones. Perfect for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Diane Setterfield.

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Brilliant and terrifying.

This was a very different tale in so many ways.. My chosen medium was audio book, and the story had me gasping in fear and crying over two wonderful little girls and sobbing for the story teller in the book. As for the narrator Aysha Kala, she brought each character to life for me; Lexi/Chloe, the other adults, and the children who play such an important part in the book. I didn’t know want it to end but I couldn’t stop listening! So, a brilliant book from C. J. Cooke, whose work I’ve never come across before but whose books I will definitely be reading more of. But the icing on the cake and what really made it for me was Aysha’s narration. My next task is finding another book read by her! 10 stars at least!

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Different

I always read the reviews before I buy I realise one person's page Turner's an
others turn off .I think the narration was brillent!! but the content was at worse slow in parts and a bit far fetched I struggled with parts and all in all it wasnt what I had thought /hoped it would be .

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What a wonderful story.

Spooky, intense, weird and sad. But also moments of fun and laughter. Poignant in places as broken lives are taped together only to shatter once more before the perfect ending.

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Creepy Norwegian set Gothic mystery

The Nesting is a thrilling gothic mystery thriller set in the Norwegian forests and fjords. After hearing a conversation on a train, down on her luck Lexi takes on the identity of another young woman and a applies for a nanny job looking after two youngs girls after their mother, Aurelia died.
The characters are realistic, and I really liked Lexi, who was at rock bottom at the start of the book, and I really wanted her to succeed in her deception. The girls, Gaia and Coco were adorable. The setting is like a character in it's own right, and made the book come alive with beautiful descriptions of the landscape. There is suspense throughout as we hear both Lexi;s and Aurelia's stories. and I loved the references to Norse folklore. Having previously read Ruth Ware's Turn 0f the Key, there are definite similarities but also many differences and I really enjoyed this book.

I enjoyed the narration by Aysha Kala.

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I hoped for better but was disappointed with this audiobook. It certainly did not live up to the description.

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yawn fest

this book was dull. There was no tension, nothing gripping, and I just didn't care about the characters. I listened to the end but it was a struggle.

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Loved it

Really nice story and great storytelling. I really loved the book and want to read more from the same author (is my second book of hers) .

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Magical and disturbing in equal measures

Wonderful story narrated beautifully by Aysha Kala. I enjoyed the imagery conveyed by the writing very much .

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BRILLIANT 👏🏽thoroughly enjoyed this book! 10/10

Wow what a story! Beautiful story, Aysha Kala was OUTSTANDING! She read this EXACTLY how it should have been read👏🏽BEAUTIFUL! I have purchased another book by this author, so im off to read the next one🤗i have also looked for more books read by Aysha. Sad this has ended, it was such a beautiful, little bit creepy story. Thank you C.J Cooke for a lovely amazing story, thank you Aysha for reading so beautifully ♥️👏🏽 and thank you audible for another amazing book!10/10👏🏽♥️xx