Book: The Caretakers
Author: Amanda Bestor-Siegal
*Book provided by Netgalley and William Morrow and Custom House
The Caretakers is a mystery about American women who travel abroad to become Au Pairs. The central character is Alena who is tasked with looking after a boy Julien. Julien dies and then the mystery unfolds trying to find out how he died and who killed him. It’s an interesting central plot but the book tends to go down different sub plots that have no consequence to the main narrative except to extend your time with the book.
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but that’s exactly what I did here. The cover was absolutely beautiful and I loved it, it made me excited to start the book. Sadly when the book started I was greeted by extremely long chapters that made the book a little hard to get into. I wish it would have stayed on target because the main plot was interesting but all the side stories made a lot of the book drag on.
Thankfully by the end, everything came together and the experience as a whole was enjoyable, just a little too long.
Thank you to Netgalley and William Morrow and Custom House for the advanced reader copy