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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Perfect Nany by Leila Slimani


Rating: 2-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"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..." [+ More].

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would because Eustacia recommended it. I was looking forward to this one but I just got bored with the story.

The opening was interesting; it started with the kids already dead (or dying), so what was left for me to read was why had this perfect nanny done that.

Somehow I lost interest in the reasons for the nanny to go wacko; and here I am just assuming that she indeed went crazy for God's know what or why.

The plot seemed interesting but it didn't hold my attention.

This book is a translation from the French version and I didn't find anything wrong with it. It is just that some books click and some don't...