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A perfect atmospheric thriller for this Halloween . . .
A house stands alone in the woods.
Deep in the forests of Norway, Lexi finds a fresh start with Tom and his two young daughters, working as their new nanny.
The darkness creeps closer.
But Lexi is telling lies, and she’s not the only one. This family has a history – and this place has a past. Something was destroyed to build this house, and in the dark, dark woods, a menacing presence lurks.
Lexi must protect the children in her care – but protect them from what?
Atmospheric, gothic, spine-chilling, the new thriller from C.J Cooke will haunt you long after you turn the last page . . .
‘Vvivid and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton
‘A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone’ Samantha Downing
‘‘A dark but gripping read’ Bella
‘So eerie I wanted to sleep with the light on’ Prima
‘Atmospheric’ New York Post, Best Books to Read
‘Worth far more than five stars’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very atmospheric and eerie’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A real treat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very atmospheric and a fantastic read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A brilliant combination of a gothic style mystery and a cast of troubled characters, all with secrets to hide’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A great tale for a winter read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is perfect for lovers of gothic, dark, ghost stories’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Haunting and wonderful’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Norwegian Fjords and folktales are beautifully evoked in this vivid and compelling novel’ Rosamund Lupton
‘The Nesting is a gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone. The perfect escape book into the deep woods of Norway, where nothing is as it seems. C.J. Cooke just became one of my favourite authors’ Samantha Downing
‘An original and haunting thriller, filled with secrets, ghosts, and Norse folk tales. The Nesting is an evocative and chilling tale that will keep you guessing, and is best read with the lights on’ Alice Feeney
‘It's been such a tonic – chilling, totally engrossing and full of intrigue. The pages just whizzed by while I ignored everyone! It's marvellous’ Katherine May
‘Nordic folklore, snowy landscapes, and an ever-turning screw of tension – a fun, gothic treat’ Kirsty Logan
‘gothic and suspenseful’ Woman and Home
‘This claustrophobic, cloying read with Gothic undertones was so eerie I wanted to sleep with the light on’ Prima
‘A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe’ Simone St. James
from the bestselling author comes a modern fairytale thriller with a gothic twist for 2021
C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.