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Monica Stephens never knew her birth mother. Raised by a strict but loving adoptive parent, she blossomed into a woman with a thriving career as a pediatrician and a family of her own. But sometimes, she wondered about her origins. Especially her biological mother.

Until Grace arrives.

Confessing to be the birth mother Monica had long wanted to meet, Grace quickly becomes an indispensable member of the Stephens household. Cooking their meals. Looking after the children. Comforting Monica when the family dog is inexplicably killed. Tending to Monica as she falls ill to a mysterious sickness that, every day, makes Monica look and feel older.

Meanwhile, Grace is looking better. More vibrant. More youthful. More seductive....

Monica's husband, Troy, knows something is up. He launches an investigation into the woman who demands to be called "Nana" and has taken over his home.

But the truth is beyond their wildest imaginings.

It seems Grace has done this before....

©2018 Brandon Massey (P)2019 Tantor

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  • 06-06-2020

Nana is a predatory beast!

Another good horror novel by Brandon Massey. I listened to the entire novel in one sitting. I didn't want miss any of the details.

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  • LaPortia
  • 03-04-2020

Heard It All Before

narrator was awesome but it seemed as though I could hear him turning pages. would love to see this on screen.

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  • ND, Cultured Pearls
  • 02-03-2020

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Nana was pretty interesting. I think there should be a sequel. We need to know how Nana came to be and if any of her children/grandchildren were like Nana.

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  • Chuck
  • 27-11-2019

weak plot or ghost writer?

I loved this author's work, but this has to be a ghost writer. the story was too predictable to be his work. I also couldn't believe that scifi like ending, which really left you without a real ending.

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  • mrs.Q
  • 09-04-2021

Great story line

This book has a great story line. It has action all throughout and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Anissa
  • 05-02-2021

Synopsis Ruined It

I read the synopsis and the book had not a single twist. I saw it all coming.

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  • christina Williams
  • 06-11-2020

Brandon

This story was too drawn out, I am trying to understand why the book was called nana this wasn’t your best as my opinion

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  • gma
  • 22-10-2020

Loved it.

will have to read or listen to more of his books.
Really loved it. 👍

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  • Crystal Brown
  • 10-10-2020

Once you start, you can't stop

I enjoyed how this story kept my attention. I just had to know what was going to happen next as if I was binge watching my favorite TV Show. Monica's delay really tried my patience, as did the Reverend. I can't wait to see this in a tv series.

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  • Lyndenia
  • 16-09-2020

wow, predictable, but still good

I enjoyed this but in the beginning was like predicting what would happen. Still liked the book and will listen to more by Mr. Massey

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  • Simon
  • 30-11-2019

Close, But No Cigar

Brandon Massey treats us to an African-American horror story that pulls few punches but somehow fails to land that killing blow. It's narrated by Leon Nixon who does have a beautiful timbre to his voice and delivers a suitably chilling 'Nana'. Nana is Grace, who lands in the middle of Troy and Monica's lives as Monica's birth mother just as Monica is burying the adoptive mother that nurtured her as a child.

However, right from the off it's clear this isn't going to be some family drama and as things develop and things start to get nasty, horror is what's on the menu. For me it so very nearly worked but it fell apart a little for me around Monica. There were mitigating circumstances of course but she just never felt consistent to me. On top of that 'Nana' was just a little unsubtle and lacking in guile given what we discovered about her.

I'm duty bound to say that having looked over at Goodreads it seems a lot of people enjoyed this more than I did and in fairness I was still interested in how it would unfold until the end. Depending on taste it may well be a good buy for you but for me it didn't quite hit the mark. Possibly an additional hour of material could have woven in a bit more subtlety and character development.

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