The Nanny

Open Road Media
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Two years after killing his younger brother, an eight-year-old confronts a menacing nanny
 
In the High House School for Disturbed Children, the windows are narrow, the shadows are dark, and the secrets can be deadly. Unable to cope with his guilt, Joey Fane has been here ever since the afternoon when his little brother wouldn’t leave him alone in the bathroom—the day that Joey cracked a block across his Ralphie’s head and left him to bleed. Two years after the incident, Joey finally recovers and is released and sent back home—but he will soon wish he could have stayed locked away forever.
 
While Joey was away, his mother fell completely under the spell of the nanny who was hired before the accident to care for Joey’s now-long-dead brother. With Joey’s return, it’s time for Nanny to leave, but she’s not ready to go. Between these two ruthless souls, battle will be waged, and more blood will be spilled.
 
 
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About the author

Merriam Modell, pen name Evelyn Piper, was born in Manhattan, New York, in 1908. She is known for writing mystery thrillers of intricate, suspenseful plotting that depict the domestic conflicts of American families. Her short stories have appeared in the The New Yorker and two of her novels, Bunny Lake Is Missing and The Nanny, were adapted into major Hollywood films.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Feb 23, 2016
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Pages
163
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ISBN
9781504023566
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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