It was like something out of a fairytale...
The grieving widower.
The motherless daughters.
A beautiful house in the woods.
And a nanny come to save the day.
So what if Lexi isn’t telling the truth about who she is? Escaping to the remote snows of Norway was her lifeline. And all she wanted was to be a part of their lives.
But soon, isolated in that cold, creaking house in the middle of ancient, whispering woods, Lexi's fairytale starts to turn into a nightmare.
With darkness creeping in from the outside, Lexi’s fears are deepening. Lexi knows she needs to protect the children in her care.
But protect them from what?
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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.
Norwegian Fjords and folktales are beautifully evoked in this vivid and compelling novel.
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
The Nesting is an intriguing mix of gothic drama and domestic noir, with some lovely writing.Sophie Draper, author of Cuckoo
Gothic and suspenseful.Woman & Home
An atmospheric thriller...
[Y]ou NEED this book!’
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.
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.
For readers looking for a high creep factor, THE NESTING delivers...A captivating bedside thriller for chilly autumn nights.
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
[I]t was a fast, immersive read [...] it's a really compelling read for fans of both domestic thrillers and horror.Bookbrunch
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