Author Leila Slimani on the Murderous 'Perfect Nanny'

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Leila Slimani is the author of "The Perfect Nanny." (Photo: Catherine-Hélie-©-Editions-Gallimard)

It's every parent's worst nightmare. The person you trust to care for your children doing the exact opposite. That's the premise behind Leila Slimani's book "The Perfect Nanny," in which a mother comes home to find the bodies of her two murdered children. The book was inspired by the real-life story of a nanny who killed two children in New York City in 2012. Slimani joins us to talk about what drove her to write such a riveting and horrendous story and why readers might actually relate to the villain in the tale.

Leila Slimani,
author, "The Perfect Nanny"