Book Club 18 - Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Welcome to the Violet and Percy Book Club!

This month's book is 'Lullaby' by Leila Slimani - a chilling psychological thriller.

There will be a new book every six weeks and once the review date has come around, please join in the discussion and leave your comments below or over on Instagram (@violetandpercy_) - the more the merrier!

See you back here on May 14th.

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"Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer and her husband Paul, a successful music producer, have everything; good careers, a happy home life, two beautiful children. When Myriam decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children.

They never dreamed they would find Louise: 40-years old, experienced and apparently devoted to her work. She’s quiet, polite, she sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. Before long the couple are boasting that they’ve found the perfect nanny.

But as the couple and Louise become more dependent on each other, cracks begin to emerge in their perfectly crafted ideal. And as jealousy, resentment and suspicion increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...

Tapping into every parents worst nightmare – the death of their children – Lullaby is both a tightly plotted, intricately woven thriller and a piercing investigation into society’s attitudes to motherhood, family and individual identity.

(Source: Waterstones)