NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Kirkus Reviews (Michael Schaub).
In a 2018 interview with NPR, Slimani said she was inspired to write the novel after reading a French magazine article about a New York family murder.
“I began to [do] research about all the murders of children by nannies in France, in [the] United States, and I kind of do a mix between all those stories,” she said. “And I had the idea of this particular murder.”
Kidman will star in the HBO limited series along with Maya Erskine (Man Seeking Woman, PEN15). Erskine is writing the series, and she and Kidman are among the show’s executive producers.
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.