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Summary

It was like something out of a fairytale.... 

The grieving widower.

The motherless daughters.

A beautiful house in the woods. Deep in a remote Norwegian forest, Lexi has found a new home with architect Tom and his two young daughters. With snow underfoot and the sound of the nearby fjord in her ears, it’s as if Lexi has stepped into a fairy tale.

But this family has a history – and this place has a past. Something was destroyed to build their beautiful new house. And those ancient, whispering woods have a long memory. Lexi begins to hear things, see things that don’t make sense. She used to think this place heavenly, but in the dark, dark woods, a menacing presence lurks.

With darkness creeping in from the outside, Lexi knows she needs to 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 stop the audiobook.

©2020 C.J. Cooke (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Vivid and compelling." (Sunday Times best-selling author Rosamund Lupton)

"A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone." (Sunday Times best-selling author Samantha Downing)

"A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe." (New York Times best-selling author Simone St. James)

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Sensational

Sensational storytelling and powerful narration, with a plot to chill your bones. Perfect for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Diane Setterfield.

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Brilliant and terrifying.

This was a very different tale in so many ways.. My chosen medium was audio book, and the story had me gasping in fear and crying over two wonderful little girls and sobbing for the story teller in the book. As for the narrator Aysha Kala, she brought each character to life for me; Lexi/Chloe, the other adults, and the children who play such an important part in the book. I didn’t know want it to end but I couldn’t stop listening! So, a brilliant book from C. J. Cooke, whose work I’ve never come across before but whose books I will definitely be reading more of. But the icing on the cake and what really made it for me was Aysha’s narration. My next task is finding another book read by her! 10 stars at least!

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Disappointing

I hoped for better but was disappointed with this audiobook. It certainly did not live up to the description.

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Different

I always read the reviews before I buy I realise one person's page Turner's an
others turn off .I think the narration was brillent!! but the content was at worse slow in parts and a bit far fetched I struggled with parts and all in all it wasnt what I had thought /hoped it would be .

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Eerily beautiful

This book is absorbing and intriguing. The author creates a setting that I never want to leave, despite the haunting tales. It’s easy to listen to and well performed. The characters are interesting the the storyline kept me guessing until near the end. While it has wonderfully spooky and supernatural elements, it really seems to be about people and the connections they make to both the world and other people. After this book and The Lighthouse Witches, I have a new favourite author.

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Loved it

Really good story, well defined characters, amazing performance! If you love C J.Cooke you'll adore this one!

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Creepy Norwegian set Gothic mystery

The Nesting is a thrilling gothic mystery thriller set in the Norwegian forests and fjords. After hearing a conversation on a train, down on her luck Lexi takes on the identity of another young woman and a applies for a nanny job looking after two youngs girls after their mother, Aurelia died.
The characters are realistic, and I really liked Lexi, who was at rock bottom at the start of the book, and I really wanted her to succeed in her deception. The girls, Gaia and Coco were adorable. The setting is like a character in it's own right, and made the book come alive with beautiful descriptions of the landscape. There is suspense throughout as we hear both Lexi;s and Aurelia's stories. and I loved the references to Norse folklore. Having previously read Ruth Ware's Turn 0f the Key, there are definite similarities but also many differences and I really enjoyed this book.

I enjoyed the narration by Aysha Kala.

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Really enjoyed this book. very visual Sorry when I finished it as the characters and locations were very well crafted.

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Dragged on.

Interesting parts were fleeting and the ending was very rushed. Shame. It had potential.

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A good drama with some folklore

the is a good family drama with a nice lead character who is weak but not too bad. it has some great Norwegian folk tales mixed in which are nice supporters.