Lullaby by Leila Slimani – Book Review

When Myriam wants to return to work, she and husband Paul hire Lousie as a nanny for their two children. Louise is very quiet and quickly becomes part of the family. However, the reader knows from the first sentence “The baby is dead” that things are going to end tragically.

What I found fascinating about this book is that I still don’t really know exactly what happened. This is more a look into the thoughts and lives of the main players, in particular Louise and Myriam. He writing felt somewhat removed, very much like looking in at having these lives told from a distance. It was certainly intriguing, though I did finish feeling somewhat unsatisfied.

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