A house stands alone in the woods.
Deep in the forests of Norway, Lexi finds a fresh start with Tom and his two young daughters, working as their new nanny.
The darkness creeps closer.
But Lexi is telling lies, and she’s not the only one. This family has a history – and this place has a past. Something was destroyed to build this house, and in the dark, dark woods, a menacing presence lurks.
Lexi must protect the children in her care – but protect them from what?
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For readers looking for a high creep factor, THE NESTING delivers...A captivating bedside thriller for chilly autumn nights.
The Nesting is an intriguing mix of gothic drama and domestic noir, with some lovely writing.Sophie Draper, author of Cuckoo
[I]t was a fast, immersive read [...] it's a really compelling read for fans of both domestic thrillers and horror.Bookbrunch
The Nordic landscape alone would make this a book worth reading, but the gothic and folktale elements seal the deal [...] If you enjoy gothic stories, then definitely check this one out.
Portland Book Review
Gothic and suspenseful.Woman & Home
A truly hair-raising, atmospheric novel… The author beautifully conveys the mystique of the atmospheric Norwegian hinterlands, which are the perfect setting for this dark story… A genuinely unsettling thriller with a clever storyline that provides plenty of spine-chilling moments
An atmospheric thriller...
A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe. I was rooting for the heroine all the way to the terrifying conclusion. This one will definitely keep you up at night.
The Nesting is a gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone. The perfect escape book into the deep woods of Norway, where nothing is as it seems. C.J. Cooke just became one of my favorite authors.
[Y]ou NEED this book!’
Norwegian Fjords and folktales are beautifully evoked in this vivid and compelling novel.
A thrilling blend of lore and suspense, The Nesting is a gripping, deliciously tense
page-turner that will give you chills.
The Nesting is a razor-sharp, garrote tight thriller that will leave readers chilled
[A] nail-biting, Gothic suspense novelOK! Magazine
The story is peppered with well researched folklore and startling tendernessDaily Mail
A wonderful dark nordic tale, filled with twists and turns.
This one has all of the elements of the perfect thriller for spooky season.
Nordic folklore, snowy landscapes, and an ever-turning screw of tension – a fun, gothic treat.
It's been such a tonic – chilling, totally engrossing and full of intrigue. The pages just whizzed by while I ignored everyone! It's marvellous
An original and haunting thriller, filled with secrets, ghosts, and Norse folk tales. The Nesting is an evocative and chilling tale that will keep you guessing, and is best read with the lights on.
New York Times
The Nesting is at once a taut psychological thriller, an eerie Nordic fable, and a thoughtful meditation on stewardship––not only of children, but of friendship, of truth, and of the natural world we take for granted at our peril. Ms. Cooke tells her story with a spare, elegant prose that betrays a poet’s ear, and also a poet’s discipline. The language is beautiful, but effortlessly so, pushing the story forward in two deftly handled timelines. The characters are heart-breakingly three-dimensional, yet tell us only what we need to know when we need to know it. This is my favorite kind of book––a quick read with a long echo.Christopher Buehlman, author of Between Two Fires
A dark but gripping read
A darkly magical gothic thriller.Sunday Mirror
[A] haunting thriller laced with dark Nordic fairytales, as a family's dream home in the forest is menaced by something unseen.