Lullaby, Leila Slimani

Finally there is an English translation of this French thriller, which I read a couple of months ago in Dutch.

From the first page you know something terrible happened, and in the rest of the book you will learn how this could happen.

A Parisian couple with two kids need a nanny since the wife wants to go back to work again. They think Louise is a miracle, not only does she take care of the kids, she also cooks and cleans the house to perfection. All their friends are jealous and they cannot believe their luck.

But Paul and Myriam do not know how to keep Louise at a fitting distance and when the problems Louise has grow over her head, they will also have consequenses for Paul and Myriam and their family.

Lullaby is a gripping thriller, that will make you question why people bring strangers into their homes and lives, it will make you even question why you do so yourself! From the first page you cannot look away, you know what will happen and the chilling thing is that on every page you see the evidence something will go horribly wrong.

Very, very good!

Original French title: Chanson douce (2016)


  1. Ooo! I’m glad it got translated. I want to read it.

  2. I'm so glad there's an English translation of this one! I want to read it, too. :)

    1. I think you will like it, it is very good!

      Kind regards,


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