When she stumbles across the ad it seems like too good an opportunity to miss- live in nannying position with a very generous salary. When Rowan sees the house, she is smitten. A luxury “smart” house in the remote Scottish highlands with this seemingly perfect family. What she doesn’t know is she is stepping into a nightmare- one which ends in a child dead and herself in prison.
The book is written in the form of Rowan’s letters to her lawyer. She is telling him the events that unravelled in the house in the hope he will believe her version of events. I stayed up until 3am last night to finish this, so you could say I loved it 😂🤷🏼♀️ I really liked the characters- they each had so much depth and mystery surrounding them. The children even are given interesting characters which is sometimes missing. We spend a lot of the time trying to figure out why the two middle children, especially Maddie, are very wary of their new nanny, sometimes even seeming to hate her despite the fact they’ve just met. And the fact that the lady who comes in to wash the dishes seems to not like Rowan is curious and we’re left wondering why. Just when you think you’ve figured out why they have a problem, you’re proven wrong which I loved. Now while all this was great…. I have to say the ending wasn’t the best. Okay, it did clear everything up and tied up the book nicely. But I want to know is what happened to Rowan next?? It does end on a note where everything is explained but we don’t know what happens after that which is so infuriating!! @ruthwarewriter I need answers 😂😂 I also would have liked to see more of Sandra and Bill- the parents. They were a big part of the book and we never even got to see their reaction to the murder and their nanny being arrested, as well as other elements of the story which involved them. Other than that, I loved the book! If you’re considering picking it up, definitely do!