Wednesday, September 26, 2012

“Waiting On” Wednesday: What the Nanny Saw

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

What the Nanny Saw by Fiona Neill

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s the summer of 2008. For the past decade Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal:

Their Central London house is besieged by the press, Nick disappears, and Bryony and the children become virtual prisoners in their own home. And Ali, their trusted nanny, watches it all. As the babysitter, she brings a unique insider-outsider perspective to the family, seeing far more than even the family itself is capable of. But when a reporter with a personal connection to the story comes asking her for the inside scoop, will Ali remain loyal to the family who never saw her as anything other than the help? Or will she tell her side?

Written with Fiona Neill’s delicious humor and addictive style, What the Nanny Saw is a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn’t know how to play. It is a morality tale of our time, a tale of betrayal, the corrosive influence of too much money, and why good people sometimes do bad things.

Expected publication on August 2, 2012 by Riverhead Hardcover .


stepfordmomto2@yahoo.com said...

Great choice. Added it to my "books to look for list".

Tara said...

Okay, this doesn't sound like my typical book, but I'm intrigued by the summary and I'll read basically anything that takes place in London, hah! I hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it!

Tara @ Hobbitsies

Unknown said...

Great pick. It sounds interesting.

Unknown said...

This one does sound interesting. I haven't heard of it before, but I'll definitely have to check it out.

I totally need to read this series. I've been wanting to ever since I heard about the first one. I'm just going to have to break down and buy this series and exceed my spending limit on books for the year.

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