The Housemaid’s Secret by Frieda McFadden

Published: February 20, 2022


Pages: 318

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

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.

It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want.

It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything…

That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.

Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go…

“I can never, ever walk away, even when I should.”

Millie has put some distance between her and her past. She has moved on, and she is trying to be better. She enrolled in college and is dating a new person. When she gets hired to work for a tech CEO, she figures it will be a regular job until she sees what is in the guest room.

OH. The twists in this book were deliciously twisted and expertly delivered. The build-up was perfection, and the execution was divine.

I love Millie so much. She has a good heart and a murky past. But she isn’t a bad person; she wants to help people. Women, specifically, escape dangerous situations.

I did not see any twists or turns coming in this book, and they all gave me whiplash! The beauty in this plot was the simplicity and the complexity- you will understand after you read it!

The way Freida writes her characters and concocts her plots with wickedly brilliant. There is such a deviously curated method to the madness, and I am obsessed.

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