Wanted, a respectable woman to care for a motherless child.
When William D. Thomas’s wife dies in childbirth, he places an
advertisement in his local newspaper seeking a nanny for his newborn child.
He is thankful when an experienced nanny arrives at
43 Laurence Street and takes over from his frazzled
housekeeper Mrs McHugh.
Mrs McHugh confides in her bedridden friend Betty, who has a bird’s-
eye view of all the happenings on Laurence Street, that the Nanny is
not all she seems. Betty begins her own investigation into the
When the bodies of twin babies are discovered buried in a back garden,
by a family who have moved from their tenement home into a country
cottage, a police investigation begins.
But it is Betty who holds the key to discovering who the Nanny really
is … and the reason she came to 43 Laurence Street.