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The Summer Nanny: An Emerald City Thriller Novella

Narrated by: Veronica Pace
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins

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It was the perfect summer job—until it turned into her worst nightmare.

Bridgett is enjoying an idyllic summer as the nanny for Leo, the son of Paul and Emily Cooper—a famous actor and renowned charity founder. Not only is she generously compensated to care for Leo at the couple’s Seattle waterfront estate, she develops a special bond with the little boy. In addition to the financial perks of the job, Bridgett has fallen into a summer love affair with Chris, a landscaper who works at the property.

It’s the Fourth of July. Leo’s parents are holding a major event for their charity at the top of the Space Needle. When a masked intruder breaks into the home and takes Leo hostage, Bridgett will do anything to save the boy’s life. She complies with the burglar’s demands to retrieve a multi-million-dollar heirloom necklace from the home, yet she quickly discovers that he hasn’t come for the necklace at all…

Detectives Blake Stephenson and Tess Richards are celebrating the Fourth at the Cooper’s charity gala where Tess is being honored for her volunteer work. However, their evening is dampened when Tess’s younger brother, Chris, fails to show up for the event. As they leave the event early, hoping to find answers, they learn the security system is down at the Cooper’s mansion…and that Chris isn’t the only one missing from the party.

Get ready for chills and thrills in this Emerald City Thriller Novella!

©2019 Audrey J. Cole (P)2019 Audrey J. Cole

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  • Milica
  • 06-12-2019

Fast paced thriller with a twist

Bridgett, a nanny to wealthy family's son, gets caught up in a suspenseful situation as the boy she is looking after gets taken hostage in order for her to retrieve a treasure from the house he lives in.

The story developed quickly and well. It was realistic and intriguing and i was excited to hear it till the end. It had a very interesting twist, i quite liked it!

The narrator had an excellent tone in her voice perfect for the suspenseful and tension building theme.

I highly recommend this book, it is thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable!

Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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  • Book Lover
  • 26-05-2020

great novella

you find yourself fully submerged in the action within a few minutes of listening. it's. terrific thriller

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  • JDub
  • 03-05-2020

A captivating listen

The Summer Nanny: An Emerald City Thriller Novella was just dark enough to hold my attention with taking me too low.
This novella had some great character development. I totally bought in. Its a quick listen with a face pace. Veronica Pace did an excellent job narrating. It’s a nice escape and perfect quarantine listen.

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  • Cindy
  • 30-04-2020

The Summer Nanny

The Summer Nanny was short but it was full of danger and suspense with lots of twists and turns. I have loved every book in this series and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller. Veronica Pace did a great job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Christy D
  • 04-02-2020

The Summer Nanny

This a fast paced fun short story. The narration is nice and easy to listen to. I did feel a bit lost at times since this was my first book in the series An Emerald City. I also felt that a bit more back story could have been added. Overall great plot and defiantly worth a listen.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 02-02-2020

Great Read

The Summer Nanny: An Emerald City Thriller Novella was a great read by Audrey J. Cole. Bridgett has been enjoying her summer job as a nanny for a famous actor. She is very generously compensated but also has a strong bond with the little boy. She has also fallen for Chris, a landscaper on the property. On the Fourth of July, her boss’ hold a major charity event. While Bridgett is working that night, a masked intruder breaks into the home. She will do anything that she can to save the baby. I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait to read more by Audrey J. Cole.

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  • Amanda Urbinato
  • 27-01-2020

Loved this!! <3

I am really enjoying this series! I love the writing style and the narration is excellent. I am not usually a fan of novellas. I always feel like I need more than these little short stories can provide. Not the case here. But I am glad that the next book in the series is a full sized one!

This book was given to me at my request. I am providing a voluntary and honest review.

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  • MeDi
  • 20-01-2020

The Summer Nanny

This audiobook is full of thrilling suspense and mystery that kept me wondering what would happen next.

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  • April H.
  • 14-01-2020

Who Knew?

The Summer Nanny
Audrey J. Cole

This is a short exciting listen.


Bridgett is enjoying a wonderful summer as the nanny for an adorable little boy. As time passes she and Chris the landscaper begin a romance. One evening when the parents are out, everything changes. Fast pace, full of action this thriller novella will keep the listener on edge. It is pretty graphic, so if you are offended by blood and mayhem it may not be for you.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Veronica Pace brought the story to life.



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  • Deedra
  • 03-01-2020

The Summer Nanny

I loved it!There was so much going on for as short a story as it is.I need MORE of Bridget and Emilys back stories!Veronica Pace was a wonderful narrator. was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • mangankillarney
  • 04-06-2020

short but good

A great start to The Emerald City series. I loved it and the characters. Recommend especially if you like fast paced thrillers!

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  • Amanda Elliott
  • 25-05-2020

Great audiobook

I thought this was a good layout with the story at a really well thought out pace . I immediately was thrown into the head of Bridgett and the warmth I felt towards her . As the story took hold I was captivated and couldn’t stop listening, the sequence of events leading up to the final throw down was edge of the seat and I loved the plot twist . The story was well thought out and the narrator was brilliant!! I absolutely loved this book from start to finish and could’ve listened to more and more . I recommend this little gem of a book to anyone . It was like a movie in my mind and I pictured every scene as though I was watching it with the lights low . More like this please !

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  • Angelbear
  • 24-02-2020

Short and bitter and fab story

Really enjoyed the story, didn’t see who the murderer was until last second. Enjoyable listen.

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  • Aggie
  • 09-02-2020

Very enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this book. It's short but to the point. Lots of action that keeps you on your toes. Very good narrating.

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  • Short Story Lover
  • 02-02-2020

Suspenseful Tale and Emotional Performance

I had no idea what to expect because I hadn't read the preview excerpt before listening (I was given a free promo code). But I thought that the writing was well done, and the narrator impressed me with her range of emotion and pacing, plus she has a very nice voice. The wrap up at the end may have felt a bit rushed, considering that the whole book took place in one night, but that's what you get with a short novella like this I guess! It might have just been the fact that I knew it was coming to an end too soon, and I'd have loved to keep listening for a few more hours.

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  • Julie
  • 24-11-2019

Wow, just wow

Wow, I just loved this book. It was full of suspense and really kept me hooked until the end. I just wish it could have been longer. I have listened to the other stories in this series and they weren't in order so it was nice to find out what happened to Tess's brother. It didn't effect the story not being in the right order and won't make any difference if you haven't heard the rest but I ask you why wouldn't you? All the book are excellent and it is definitely a must listen to series. The characters are like able but it is the plot and suspense that make it so enjoyable as you never know what is going to happen next. It also has plenty of mystery and action.
Bridgette has the ideal summer job working for the perfect couple and there adorable son. That is until the baby monitor clicks on revieling someone in a mask standing over the cot with a knife. Not complying could cost the baby his life but complying could cost Bridgette hers. It is a race to out think a dangerous foe all by herself but is burglary the only thing on the intruders mind?
I really like the narrator she does a good job with the voices, even the little boy and the added effects adds to the tension building up. All in all a great book and an excellent series. I hope there is more to come.