Today, I'm back with a short review of The Perfect Nanny.
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount.
I had been so excited to pick this up after being gifted a copy, but was disappointed to find that it didn't live up to the hype (surprise, surprise).
I have to start off by saying that the premise of this novel was so captivating. I really enjoyed the characters and seeing the plot unravel, but there was one huge problem with The Perfect Nanny: THERE WAS NO DIALOGUE. I'm not sure if this was something that happened as a result of translation (the novel was not originally published in English), but it was a let down nonetheless.
If the book had included dialogue and more personality from the characters, it would have been wonderful. Unfortunately, the lack of conversation and communication between the cast made the story anticlimactic.
The Perfect Nanny is most definitely a pass from me, but I'd love to know what you all think.
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