Devotion Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Ella Crawford is 26, lonely and so broke that she seduces strange men when she suspects they'll buy her dinner. Her fate changes the day she begins nannying for a rich and beautiful Upper East Side mother. Both women are just 26 - but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, artistic talent and old family money. Ella is mesmerised by Lonnie's girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage, but resentment grows too, alongside this dizzying attraction.
Crackling with sensuality and heart-quickening suspense, Madeline Stevens's searing debut novel explores themes of class, aspiration, female friendship, sexuality and obsession.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 48 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||09 April 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 139,819 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
4,933 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
9,064 in Suspense
24,647 in Literary Fiction (Books)
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I'll admit, it took a few pages for me to invest in the story, but as the events progress and "Elle" sinks into her role as Nanny in James and Lonnie's home, an intimacy woven into the narrative crosses the line into claustrophobic, unsettling, obsessive territory—and the compulsion to read more becomes unignorable. Stolen teeth, a running inventory of Lonnie's belongings, eavesdropping on secrets that hold the power to ruin a "perfect" family... Written with the conviction of someone who has witnessed the innards of inherited privilege—told with the borderline envy/desire of an outsider looking in—ignited with the fixation, the all-consuming hope that the unreachable might fall within reach—that same fixation turning toxic, lonely, pernicious as the novel draws its conclusion.
DEVOTION raises questions about maternal instinct, weaves an interesting narrative on the seductive power of femininity, and delivers a vivid, unflinching character study that is both provocative and unsettling to the very last word. An excellent debut novel and well worth the missed sleep. I can't wait to read more from the author!