Blurb; You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?
Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?
As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.
But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …
Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?
My Review; Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a rollercoaster of a ride that story was, bloody brilliant! The Babysitter has gone straight into my top twenty of 2018 already. Very impressed. Loved it. This story is jaw droppingly addictive, you won’t be able to put it down. Amazing.
The story is told through the main characters Jade, Mark and Melissa. Now I must admit the award for the most evil, twisted character of 2018 so far has to go to Jade. I absolutely hated this character from the get go, she had my blood boiling! But I must also admit she is a very clever and crafty character too. I felt sorry for both Mark and especially Melissa throughout! But the ending… Well you can find out about that for yourself!
The Babysitter highlights the importance and significance of bereavement, loss, mental health and abuse which may be a hard read for some readers but what I also suspect must have been hard to write too.
I would highly recommend you all go pre-order/buy The Babysitter now, one of the many thrillers of the year that you will not want to miss. A well deserved five stars from me. Brilliantly written. It had me hooked, gripped and my heart pounding throughout. I think The Babysitter would make a brilliant film too! If you enjoyed Girl On a Train and Gone Girl then this story is for you!