The Lindbergh Nanny, a review by Shelley

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Mariah Fredericks

St. Martin’s Press | Minotaur Books
Expected Publication November 15th, 2022
320 pages
Amazon | Goodreads

This is a story about the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., from the Nanny’s (Betty Gow) point of view. It is a very atmospheric tale and the author certainly gives the reader a sense of time and place. The author takes the reader inside the lives of the rich and famous and their help…An upstairs|downstairs kind of situation. I loved the intimate details about Betty Gow’s life and how much she cared for and loved that baby.

The book was so interesting and the characters jumped off the page because there was enough backstory to get a real feel for them. Even though I knew the ending, as everyone does, Mariah Fredericks manages to keep the reader engaged through the entirety of the book.

The two sections at the end of the book, about the real Betty Gow and separating fact from fiction was enlightening and I appreciated the author’s research for the book and the recommendations for other reads about the case. This was very well done and I recommend it to any historical fiction lover.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.


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