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The perfect nanny

Slimani, Leïla
I’ve heard many reviewers calling this novel “the French Gone Girl” but honestly, when it comes to twisted and disturbing, I think this book surpasses even Gillian Flynn and goes right into We Need to Talk about Kevin territory. This book is harrowing but it is also an unflinching look at economic inequality, bourgeois Parisian family life and the potential dark side of hiring a stranger to be a constant presence in one’s home. Definitely don’t pick this up if you prefer a cozy read…but if you’re as fascinated by creepy stuff as I am, get ready for something spine-chilling and darkly magnetic.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)