THE PERFECT NANNY
by: Leila Slimani
Author, Leila Slimani has French and Moroccan citizenships and thus this is probably why one of the main characters in her new novel is a French Moroccan lawyer named Myriam. Myriam decides to return to work and needs a nanny to look after her two young children. She and her husband find Louise. Louise is quiet, polite, devoted to the children and even cleans the house! The relationship between the couple and the nanny becomes more and more symbiotic and as it does, tensions rise to a shattering climax. Slimani has a beautiful writing style. The words and phrases she uses are descriptive and elegant. This is a short, compulsively readable thriller.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library