Nothing to See Here
Lillian and Madison are pen pals now, but in the past, they were boarding school roommates and close friends until Lillian was kicked out of school. Madison has gone on to be an influential politician’s wife, while Lillian’s life has stagnated. But that all changes when Madison asks Lillian to be a live-in nanny to the kids from her husband’s first marriage. One tiny catch, though: the children spontaneously combust when they’re upset.
Kevin Wilson is a master when it comes to creating believable characters and then placing them in insane, unlikely situations. Nothing to See Here is his best novel yet because he has once again crafted a peculiar playground for his protagonist, and she never once feels less than genuine in her reactions.
In doing so, he also pierces one of the sacred balloons of storytelling: the miraculous transformation into a better person. The major driver of the novel is the idea that you can decide to be a better person (or, at least, make a conscious effort to be less of a douchebag), and that it’s not something that happens to you… it’s something you must work at.
Nothing to See Here is the perfect title for this story, because it’s precisely what you’re supposed to say when a lot is happening behind closed doors or just under the surface.
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