The Nesting

The Nesting

Hardback Published on: 15/10/2020
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The Nesting
Chilling modern Gothic thriller....
Here is how the story starts; a young woman pretends to be a nanny to two motherless young sisters who live in a perfect house in the woods with the grievi... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
The Nesting
Just what happened?
The grieving widower. The motherless daughters. A beautiful house in the woods... When Lexi applies for a nannying job to two young girls, it seems like th... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.
The Nesting
A supernatural tale for those dark winter nights
Firstly thanks to Harpercollins for an early reading copy, it made my day. Lexi is desperate, she has no where to go and no one who cares about her. So w... READ MORE
Jo Morpeth
The Nesting
This beat all expectations for me. Steeped in folklore, this kept me on the edge of my seat (well, bed) as I read this until the early hours of the morning... READ MORE
Jess at Worcester
The Nesting
Something Watches Those Who Do Not Listen To The Tales Of Old.
When Lexi reaches rock bottom, there's only one way up & out... Lie. But when she takes on a nanny job, is she the only one with secrets? When she arrives... READ MORE
Nicole @hemelwstones


‘Vivid and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Three Hours 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 turn the last page… ‘A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone’ Sunday Times bestselling author Samantha Downing ‘‘A dark but gripping read’ Bella ‘So eerie I wanted to sleep with the light on’ Prima ‘gothic and suspenseful’ Woman and Home ‘Atmospheric’ New York Post, Best Books to Read

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008341862
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 510g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 34 mm

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The Nesting
Chilling Nordic Thriller
After a break-up with her boyfriend and finding herself homeless Lexi finds her perfect getaway - nannying for a family who have lost their mother, and a ... READ MORE
Julie Allen
The Nesting
A highly atmospheric Gothic folk horror set in Norway
My thanks to HarperCollins U.K. for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Nesting’ by C.J. Cooke in exchange for an honest review. Serendipity has brought Lexi to... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Nesting
Perfect for dark, winter nights
The Nesting is a compellingly and haunting novel full of mystery, Nordic folktales, hints of the gothic and the power of the natural world. It evokes the m... READ MORE
The Nesting
A perfect balance between tense, gothic scares and beautifully heartbreaking scenes
Lexi, having recently been hired as a nanny, moves in with her employer Tom and his two young daughters. Tom’s house is located deep in a remote Norwegian ... READ MORE
Emma Tupitsa
The Nesting
Chilling folklore
Wow! I'm going to be gushing about this one for a while. I found the writing to be super easy to get into and literally could not put this book down. First... READ MORE