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Monday, August 24, 2020

The Babysitter by Nancy Bush

The Babysitter

Kindle Edition, 421 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Zebra

Goodreads synopsis: 
The whispers may scare you . . .
In River Glen, Oregon, rumors are spreading about the Babysitter Stalker. One victim was fatally stabbed. A second fell—or was pushed—from a rooftop deck. High school sophomore Jamie Whelon, scheduled to watch the Ryerson twins tonight, isn’t worried. She’s more interested in the party she’ll go to later, as soon as her sister Emma arrives to take over babysitting duties. But nothing goes according to plan . . .

But the truth . . .
Twenty years after that night’s vicious attack, Emma remains scarred in body and mind. Jamie, back in River Glen after their mother’s death, still feels guilty over trading places that fateful evening. Then suddenly another young babysitter is attacked. Jamie, with a teenage daughter of her own, fears something much more twisted than coincidence.

Is even more terrifying . . .
Is this new nightmare connected with those long-ago crimes? Emma’s fractured memories may contain the answer. But the deeper Jamie digs, the darker the secrets waiting to be uncovered—and avenged . . .


3.5 stars

I thought this book was just okay. 

This story felt really enmeshed in high school drama. It went round and round a bit too much for me. I think this book could have been much shorter if some of that back and forth could have been reigned in. I know that this type of community read is sort of Nancy Bush’s specialty but I just wasn’t in the mood to wrap my mind around all the nonsense.

Please don’t take my word for it. Check it out and judge for yourself. This might be right up your alley. You dive in and decide.

Just not my cup of tea but I really do recommend Nancy Bush’s books in general.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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