The Nesting

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 15, 2020 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A perfect atmospheric thriller for this Halloween . . .

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 you turn the last page . . .

‘Vvivid and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton
‘A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone’ Samantha Downing
‘‘A dark but gripping read’ Bella
‘So eerie I wanted to sleep with the light on’ Prima
‘Atmospheric’ New York Post, Best Books to Read

Reader reviews for The Nesting

‘Worth far more than five stars’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very atmospheric and eerie’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A real treat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very atmospheric and a fantastic read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A brilliant combination of a gothic style mystery and a cast of troubled characters, all with secrets to hide’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A great tale for a winter read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is perfect for lovers of gothic, dark, ghost stories’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Haunting and wonderful’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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User Review  - gpangel - LibraryThing

The Nesting by C.J. Cooke is a 2020 HarperCollins publication. Had potential, but missed the mark Lexi Ellis, recovering from a suicide attempt, is desperate for work a place to live. She manages to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookworm842 - LibraryThing

After a break-up with her boyfriend and finding herself homeless Lexi finds her perfect getaway - nannying for a family who have lost their mother, and a father desperate to finish building their ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.

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