The Babysitter - Sheryl Browne
Reading Challenge Category: Already on my Kindle
You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life? Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants … Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?
I’ve wanted to read this for ages, and I’m so glad it wasn’t a letdown! It wasn’t what I was expecting though; I wasn’t expecting to know Jade is evil the whole way through, and you just want to shake Melissa and warn her! I kept getting annoyed by the side story of Mark and his work, but then it all turned out to be relevant in the end. I should know better by now not to get annoyed by what I think is irrelevant details, but I still do. I’m looking forward to reading more of this author’s books, and I am surprised to discover that she writes chick lit too, so that’s going to be a different and interesting change of pace to try out.