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The Nesting by C.J.  Cooke
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it was ok
bookshelves: suspense-gothic, mystery, wrap-up-post-only

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book. THE NESTING is a Gothic mystery with Nordic folklore woven into the story, which sounds like something I'd love, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. The main character Lexi ends up as a nanny in Norway under false pretenses, with the false pretenses part being a weak plotline.

Was there a solid plot? Was this horror or mystery? I'm not sure about either question. The mother of the two girls Lexi is caring for died by suicide just months earlier. The father is building a home on a cliff in her honor. Weird occurrences start happening in the house, and Lexi finds the deceased woman's secret diary. What really happened to her?

There's also an environmental impact element to what's happening on the cliff, which I actually enjoyed, it's just the rest didn't make much sense. For me THE NESTING was drawn out and lacked real focus.
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May 12, 2020 – Shelved
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September 30, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Barbara oh well......

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