The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden

Published: April 26, 2022


Pages: 338

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Freida McFadden is a 1 Amazon, USA TODAY, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author and practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, and she has been a Goodreads Choice Award nominee. Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages. Freida lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…

Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.

I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.

I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out… and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.

But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don’t know who I really am.

They don’t know what I’m capable of…

“A cautionary tale.”

Millie is trying to get her life back on track. Ten years in prison doesn’t leave you with many options. When she lands a position as a housekeeper for a wealthy family, Millie is willing to do just about anything to keep getting those paychecks.

HOLY. This book gave me The Last Mrs. Parrish vibes, and I LOVED IT. I devoured this book in a single sitting because it is impossible to put down.

I read this book, so I would be prepared to read The Housekeeper’s Secret, and boy, oh boy! This was fantastic in every way. The storyline was fast-paced and entertaining, and the twists- oh man.

This book is excellent. Freida is a talented storyteller, and she knows how to weave a thriller. My jaw hit the floor several times as I read this book, and I now understand why so many people rave about Freida as an author.

The character development was brilliant, and the way this story was curated left me speechless. I loved Millie. She may have some rough edges, but she wanted to be good. And I loved Nina. She was such a dynamic character.

This book will take you on a journey you are not expecting, and it will leave you stunned.

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