Gothic and mysterious!
1904: Ruby is a Norland nurse with an impeccable reputation. She is sent to a new placement at an isolated family estate in the English countryside. She has an immediate connection with the four children and finds herself drawn into the mysterious relationship between her employers, Mr. and Mrs. England. Ruby becomes wrapped up in the mysterious happenings and questionable circumstances within the dark and eerie mansion.
This was highly enjoyable from start to finish. I am always drawn to stories involving nannies and the children they care for. This novel included everything I love in a historical mystery. It carried a constant air of foreboding tension and suspense. The pace and flow kept me fully engaged and invested. The atmosphere was palpable and had me consumed and engrossed. I loved the family estate and forested lands that surrounded it – the author did a phenomenal job making the setting part of the intensity of the story. The characters were fantastic! I was curious and had my suspicions about each of them. I especially loved Ruby who I connected with immediately.
This is my second book by Stacey Halls and I can confidently say I love her writing!
Thank you to the publisher for my physical review copy!