The Nesting

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 15, 2020 - Fiction
‘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

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User Review  - gpangel - LibraryThing

The Nesting by C.J. Cooke is a 2020 HarperCollins publication. Had potential, but missed the mark Lexi Ellis, recovering from a suicide attempt, is desperate for work a place to live. She manages to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookworm842 - LibraryThing

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 father desperate to finish building their ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.