The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne @SherylBrowne @bookouture #blogblitz #review

the babysitter

I am very excited today to be part of the #blogblitz for the lovely Sheryl Browne’s The Babysitter.  Big thanks to the amazing Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me to join this firestarter of a blog blitz!

The Blurb

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

If you loved reading The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister, you’ll love the suspense of The Babysitter. This unputdownable read will have you turning the pages until way after dark.

What Did I Think?

I adore this cover!!!! The simplicity of it but it totally encapsulates underlying themes in this stunning psychological thriller.

Sheryl Browne really knows how to create a psychopath and how to destroy a family! You tell quite early on that Jade is up to no good but why is the question…..Sometimes it’s not about the who, it’s about the how…with Jade it is definitely about the what’s she going to do next?! She is a loose cannon, ready to explode. As the front cover suggests, she’s perfect, just too perfect!!

I thought the other characters were perfectly crafted.  Mark the loving father and husband….a busy detective, maybe a little too trusting. Melissa, a mother recently given birth struggling to adjust to life with two kids, paranoid about her appearance – I could identify with her. Their marriage is the epitome of normal! Before the arrival of Storm Jade who turned their lives upside down.

By the end of this highly addictive psychological thriller, my heart was racing with all the events in the closing stages.  Sheryl Browne had me hooked on The Babysitter.   I can’t wait for her next book!!!

If my review has piqued your interest, you can get your copy for a bargain price by clicking on the link

Don’t forget to catch the rest of the #BlogBlitz reviews at these fabulous blogs!


Who is Sheryl Browne?


Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. SheryI’s latest psychological thriller THE BABYSITTER – the first of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.

Please do find out more about Sheryl at

5 thoughts on “The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne @SherylBrowne @bookouture #blogblitz #review

  1. Gripping review, darling!!! I totally agree with you on the cover, simple but so efficient! I don’t have kids but I know people who struggle to find one, and sometimes I wonder how you can choose a stranger to take care of what’s the most important to you. SCARY THOUGHT!!!! I so wanna read about Storm Jade now! xxx

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