The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect Nanny Review

When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the family's beautiful apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.

Title:The Perfect Nanny
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    Where do these stories come from? They emanate from Louise, in a continual flood, without her even thinking about it, without her making the slightest effort of memory or imagination. But in what bla...

  • Roxane

    This is one of this intensely interior novels that are claustrophobic and incredibly engaging and disturbing. I was very aware that I was reading a translation and I have no doubt that in French, this...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    FIVE STARSI still have chills days after finishing THE PERFECT NANNY. I’ve skipped over this novel many times thinking it would be the old “hand that rocks the cradle” plot. I could not have bee...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister

    4 slower-building, but gripping, stars to The Perfect Nanny! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐The Perfect Nanny opened with the what. There was a horrific scene to behold in this family’s home. For the entire book, I...

  • paulie

    4.726 stars - - to be released 01/09/18. the fact i read this in under twenty-four hrs (even though it is short in length, under 250 pages, i still usually take more time to read a selection even sm...

  • JanB

    The story opens with the horrific description of the killing of two children by their nanny. Then the novel travels back in time to the events that led up to that day. We know what happens but what w...

  • Paul Bryant

    The author says she wanted to write about nannies. You know, the uneasy ambiguity, how they’re an intimate part of your family but they’re an employee, how they’re poor (mostly black, mostly imm...

  • Elyse

    I was curious about this book....winner of the Goncourt Prize since last year. But not enough to pay for it. I waited - patiently- for my library-ebook turn.Long waitlist. I actually like the book cov...

  • Bkwmlee

    3.5 starsFor me, this book was originally a solid 4 stars – that is, up until the ending (which I’ll get back to later). The opening scene was quite explosive and emotional, hooking me from the st...

  • Holly  B

    Buddy read with Laurie from Cozynookbks. You will learn how the story ends on the first page of the novel. And my stomach was in knots as I read it.Told in third person from different view points, we ...