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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Araminta Hall Narrator: Amy Elton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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A gripping psychological suspense read. Cupboards were sticky from spilt jam and honey, and the oven smoked when you turned it on because of the fat that had built up over the years. Agatha would never, ever let her future home end up like this. She would never leave it every day like Ruth did. She would never put her trust in strangers.

Ruth and Christian are - just - holding their marriage together, after Christian's disastrous affair a year ago. But chaos beckons, and when the family are suddenly left without any childcare, Agatha comes into their lives to solve all their problems. But Agatha is not as perfect as she seems and her love for the children masks a deeper secret.

Everything and Nothing is a stunningly assured debut, superbly evoking an atmosphere of inexorable and sinister menace that builds to a mesmerising climax in a story that is, at its heart, about thwarted and damaged love.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca tedder | 2/17/2014

    " Not the worst story in the world but it was a slow build. You expected more to happen than what it did and the end seemed short and hurried. Questions were answered but it could have been much more of a thriller. Enjoyable read but needed a little more depth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 2/16/2014

    " This was a readable bit of nonesense, with some thoughtful in sights into modern family life and the cult of 'having it all' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Su Larcombe | 2/12/2014

    " A good read! As the book progresses you are aware that something is brewing and the tension builds. Unsettling for anyone considering hiring a nanny I would think! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yousef | 2/12/2014

    " Very good book and very interesting. Well written too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Hughes | 2/8/2014

    " Review 'Unputdownable!chillingly well-drawn' Sophie Hannah 'An assured debut takes the Mary Poppins myth and turns it into a menacing tale of the enemy invited in! Araminta Hall has turned the perfect nanny trope into something much more disturbing. Imagine a mash-up of Mary Poppins with Stephen King and you get the general idea! What makes this smartly written first novel so disturbing is its moral ambiguity; Hall keeps us engaged with all the characters, even the duplicitous Agatha, right up until the end. I suspect that this will be the first of what promises to be a new genre: the nanny chiller.' Daisy Goodwin, lead fiction review, The Sunday Times 'Chilling and suspenseful' The Sun's 'Best of 2011' book picks 'An unsettling, menacing read.' Grazia, 2011 Reading List selection 'A suspenseful and emotive examination of a family in meltdown!Hall's tale is told assuredly and touches on the darkness, tensions and unhappiness behind the facade of daily family life. It's a skilfully executed debut novel that nestles perfectly alongside the dark, nuanced psychological thrills of Daphne du Maurier and Sophie Hannah.' Waterstones Books Quarterly '"Everything and Nothing" is a beautifully written, completely gripping novel that plays on the unsettling notion that sometimes the least safe place is your very own home.' Emily Mortimer Product Description A gripping psychological suspense novel, from an exciting new talent. There's no such thing as a safe house! As children, we are told not to talk to strangers. But as adults we welcome them into our homes. So how do we know exactly who to trust? On the surface, Ruth and Christian seem like an ordinary working couple with two kids -- and a home in chaos. As the cracks in their marriage widen, they decide to get their very own super-nanny, Aggie. Quietly efficient, she brings calm and order, and the children adore her. But why is Aggie so eager to gain their trust? Is there something sinister about her efforts to create the perfect family? And what is she really doing in their home? Everything and Nothing builds to a mesmerising climax in a story that is, at its heart, about thwarted and damaged love "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/6/2014

    " Could not put this down. Absorbing and totally gripping. Characters very believable. Compelling storyline. Would recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvette | 2/3/2014

    " Ok so it is pretty predictable but, nevertheless, is a great page-turner, whiles away a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne Chambers | 1/19/2014

    " Very readable in a creepy, unsettling kind of way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally Anfilogoff | 1/17/2014

    " Fast read, good for holiday (handy as that's where I was when I read it). Did not like any of the protagonists and pretty much guessed the ending. BUT the writing seemed to me to be promising and yielded some truths, particularly about the reality of marriage with kids and dual careers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilliana | 1/1/2014

    " This was a good read bu predictable. I would say that this is not a chillimg or menacing read as some of the reviews describe it but it was a good read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy Bird | 12/26/2013

    " Tedious, boring, predictable. No characters are likeable or engender empathy. Not recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aileen | 12/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book with the twists and turns, I was hooked until the end, although the ending was a bit rushed definetely recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne Mcneill | 12/19/2013

    " Brilliant book which warns on how easy it is to relinquish control and how childhood trauma can affect the mind of the young adult, fabulous character with a Fantasist mind x "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola | 12/17/2013

    " Story of a stalker really, it was ok , but not brilliant , an easy read , enjoyable but not earth shattering "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/13/2013

    " Nicely building suspense throughout, with a bit of a rushed ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/7/2013

    " hooked from the beginning. great story line and characters but felt the ending was rushed. I felt like I didn't have enough information for it to end. The ending definitely didnt do the book justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Tilston | 9/16/2013

    " Great read! Really quite chilling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/4/2013

    " Very good read, interesting and well-written. Enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/28/2013

    " I just about gave up on this one, but kept reading to see if anything exciting was going to happen, sadly I was disappointed "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ros | 4/22/2013

    " Sightly predictably the Nanny turned out to be pscho... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 3/28/2013

    " Amazing so many different layers to different characters and it all builds through out the story as you learn about their pasts and how it forms them as the people they are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dids | 3/9/2013

    " No so bad, but could have been much, much better. The psychology of the characters (especially that of Agatha, but also that of Sarah) isn't fully developed. In the end we've got a good story, and interesting characters and the promise of a good book, that wasn't written here, unfortunately. "

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