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The Nesting by C.J. Cooke

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Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he’s building in Norway—in the same place where he lost his wife, Aurelia, to suicide. It was their dream house, and he wants to honor her with it.

Lexi Ellis takes a job as his nanny and immediately falls in love with his two young daughters, especially Gaia. But something feels off in the isolated house nestled in the forest along the fjord. Lexi sees mysterious muddy footprints inside the home. Aurelia’s diary appears in Lexi’s room one day. And Gaia keeps telling her about seeing the terrifying Sad Lady. . . .

Soon Lexi suspects that Aurelia didn’t kill herself and that they are all in danger from something far more sinister lurking around them.


Condition: New

Paperback, Published September 29, 2020 by Berkley

ISBN: 9780593197660


1 review for The Nesting by C.J. Cooke

  1. Chandra

    In need of a gothic thriller mixed with Nordic folklore? Look no further – you NEED this book! When I read the prologue, I was expecting a completely different story from the one I got. If you read a ton of thrillers like I do, you may think the prologue is familiar to what you have read before but fret you not – this is such a unique and suspenseful read. And the prologue comes full circle towards the end of the book and I love how everything intertwined.

    Lexi truly grew on me as a character and Cooke really makes her shine. At first I had to side eye her and figure out what was going on in that head of hers. I was also equally fascinated by her and truly enjoyed watching her growth. And c’mon with Gaia…. LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL SO HARD. Honestly, all these characters had such depth! I kinda really want more. Can we see Gaia and Coco grow up?!

    I think one of my favorite things, however, is the Nordic folklore we get to learn about. I really would love to get my hands on Nordic folklore stories now! I don’t know how Cooke managed to thoroughly bring everything together so seamlessly but I’m glad that she did.

    You’ll definitely have to suspend a little bit of reality for certain parts but I almost never have an issue with that. It IS fiction after all. And personally, the overall story outshines any nit picky things I could point out. This one hooked me right away, did lull a little bit in teeny tiny places, and then crescendos to a satisfying ending. Enjoy, readers.
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