Thus, it ha just that it was such a boring book that I kept wondering how it became a national bestseller.Myriam is a Moroccan-French mother who has left her career of being a lawyer because of the work her two children have put her on.
They love the way she keeps things tidy and organized, how she reads stories to their hildren, how she cooks, how she cleans, how she wants to make everything seem perfect, perhaps too perfect.
When Louise becomes close to Adam and Mila, the two children of Paul and Myriam, she shoul ’ t help but feel love and adoration for them, but also jealousy and envy when they ’ re close to someone else, when they don ’ t isten to her but listen to others, when they don ’ t think to be near her but want to e with her arents.
Bot of them, Louise knows, have stolen—just little thing, almost nothing at all—like a tax levied on the lov of others.
Influence by thi real-life story of he urder of the Krim siblings, we start off thi ook with a gory scene—a broken body of a baby is put inside a zipping bag as the mother is in state of shock, as investigators are photographing the scene, as the urderer is being treated, as he little irl is taken to he clini and convulsing out of state of panic, shock, bitternes, and tendernes.
There were certainl many unneeded obstacles in this short little ovel that all you need to do is skip to the ending because everything else is so unnecessary.Although I ’ m ot sure if the translation of this is very accurate, from French to English ( thank you, Sam Taylor), I understan how the author ende this, which is why it ’ s so gripping, but she reall knows how to ake a very manipulative.
Georgina and the author both manage to grip you into this and get your attention so you read every little page because you ant to make out verything that ’ s happened and WHY.The book is utterly creepy in the en that it has you holding on to every page because of what it ’ s about to throw at you, but there isn ’ t want.
We mak the boring and sad life of all these characters—Louise, Stéphanie, Paul, Myriam, and so some of Mila, but once in the eginning.
oing into this, I fel there was gon na be more about a friendshi between Myriam and her sibling, but this 200+ page book was clearly not gon na be that, given the fact that it is o larg and easily foldable that the obvious statement of the mysterious nanny is there, so we know it ’ s all about her.
We start off with the rap scene and then just suddenly jump to Myriam apparently buying pastries for her parent and nanny, picking out their favorites, and he chapter ends with that one sentence, as if Myriam, the other, knew this was going to sa?
It ’ s as if he author learns to you suspect the mother and think she killed them and she killed Louise, stabbing the knife in her stomach and slitting her wrists, not knowing death but introducing it.
You think, I actually just wan the author made this more comprehensible, easier to nderstand, but it was always a whole mess.This book is les of a character-driven book than a plot-moving one and I ould n't ven believ it 's thrilling or suspenseful since we neve know what the fuck happened anyways and all we ant to bothe is the eason for it, but rathe we end up reading about the love life Louise had, how she does n't now if her father is alive or dead, how she worked at a Children 's Day Care, and how she ended up becoming the perfect nanny for Adam and Mila.