The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne


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?

My thoughts:

Couldn’t resist a fireplace pic of the book. 💜

I’ll start by saying, I absolutely loved this book. The Babysitter – sounds sinister already and that’s just the title. It’s a multiple perspective psychological thriller that grips and doesn’t let go. As soon as I had a taste of the characters traits and desires, I had to keep going straight to the high-octane end, only stopping to sleep! Thank goodness it was Boxing Day.

Sheryl cleverly manipulates the reader into gradually letting down their guard until – bam! It’s like consuming the main course then realising the chicken was pink in the middle – doom and disaster!

As soon as the babysitter comes into Mel and Mark’s life, you know their troubles are about to start. Jade is so lovely, right? She loves the children? She becomes a tower of support for Mel, who is itching to begin working more after recently having a baby. You hope the tower of support won’t crumble but you know it will, just like a wobbly Christmas trifle. Just how far will it topple though? Will it be a mere splodge or will it ruin the carpet?

If you like your psychological thriller platter to be filled with huge dollops of evil and lashings of manipulation, then you need this on your reading menu. What are you waiting for, tuck in!

Thanks so much for reading. 💟💟💟
Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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4 Responses to The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne

  1. sherylbrowne says:

    Reblogged this on Sheryl Browne and commented:
    How perfect is this FAB review of The Babysitter for Christmas? Love it! 🙂


  2. Thanks for a fantastic review, Carla! Excellent. I love it – and the pic! Can’t wait to see your feature film. Wow! Clever lady! 🙂 x


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