The Nesting

The Nesting

The woods are creeping in on a nanny and two young girls in this chilling modern Gothic thriller.

Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he's building in Norway – in the same place where he lost his wife, Aurelia, to suicide. It was their dream house, and he wants to honor her with it.

Lexi Ellis takes a job as his nanny and immediately falls in love with his two young daughters, especially Gaia. But something feels off in the isolated house nestled in the forest along the fjord. Lexi sees mysterious muddy footprints inside the home. Aurelia's diary appears in Lexi's room one day. And Gaia keeps telling her about seeing the terrifying Sad Lady…

Soon Lexi suspects that Aurelia didn't kill herself and that they are all in danger from something far more sinister lurking around them.

Title:The Nesting
ISBN:9780008341879
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    The Nesting Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    What a solid gothic thriller! No one is more surprised that I am that a book which initially felt like a The Turn of the Key copycat became so much more. Please note going in, that you will need to su...

  • Paromjit

    CJ Cooke writes a hauntingly atmospheric novel with gothic overtones set amidst Norway's magnificent ancient forests and fjords, a location that serves as a central character in itself. The fragile an...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Nordic folktales dances with gothic, claustrophobic vibes and waltzes with ghost stories. It’s a gripping, riveting, fast-pacing, astonishing page-turner even though it had some small plot holes and...

  • Gabby

    So fucking good! Definitely one of my favorite thrillers of the year - it has such Turn of the Key / The Haunting of Bly Manor vibes. I’m absolutely obsessed with this. All the imagery of the elk an...

  • Debra

    C.J. Cooke checked all the boxes and crossed them with a F (for Fjord, frightening, fantastic, etc.) is this Gothic tale set in a house on a cliff over a Norwegian Fjord! I love books where the locati...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars**Lexi is at rock bottom. Her life has never been easy, but at this point, she has days where, truth be told, she would rather not be alive.After her long-term relationship ends and her bes...

  • Oscar

    "Vile that the hornet nest should take the shape of a womb, she thinks. With a shudder she imagines a baby inside, its head lowered into the cone." CJ Cooke's The Nesting isn't necessarily ...

  • Julie

    The Nesting by C.J. Cooke is a 2020 HarperCollins publication. Had potential, but missed the markLexi Ellis, recovering from a suicide attempt, is desperate for work and a place to live. She manages t...

  • Bridgett

    **AVAILABLE NOW!** A beautifully compelling tale of Gothic suspense and Nordic folklore from (new-to-me) author, C.J. Cooke, who has just earned her way onto my 'must-read' list. Admittedly, after ...

  • Beata

    The offering by Ms Cooke combines elememnts of Gothic novel, suspense and thriller all set in modern-day Norway, with references to Norwegian folklore. Lexi Ellis, after at attempted suicide, manages ...