The Maid’s Diary by Loreth Anne White (Audiobook)

Brilliance Publishing, Inc.

Audible Release: March 1, 2023

Listening Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

Narrators: Jane Oppenheimer

Genre: Thriller

KKECReads Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KKECReads Rating for Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KKECReads Rating for Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I purchased this audiobook on Amazon, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Loreth Anne White is an Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and Bild bestselling author of thrillers, mysteries, and suspense. A recovering journalist who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now calls Canada home. She resides in the Pacific Northwest, dividing her time among Victoria on Vancouver Island, a ski resort in the Coast Mountains, and a rustic lakeside cabin in the Cariboo. When she’s not writing or dreaming up plots, you’ll find her on the lakes, in the ocean, or on the trails with her dog, where she tries—unsuccessfully—to avoid bears.

Have you ever stumbled onto a secret worth killing for?

Have you ever done something so heinous, so shameful, that you buried it deep and split your life into a before and after, never admitting your wrongs?

Have you ever wished someone dead—or worse?

The characters in The Maid’s Diary have.

I won’t say more about this book—if you’re a fan of psychological suspense told in colliding timelines, this is the read for you. Loreth Anne White is a writer at the very top of her game. We have worked together now for ten books, and I can confidently say that this is her most riveting, her most grab-you-by-the-guts-and-twist, her most unrelenting yet.

If you’re one of the lucky few who has yet to read one of Loreth’s novels, I envy your first foray into her moody, atmospheric world.

Cancel your plans. Order some takeout. Silence your phone. Get ready for an unforgettable read.

“Perfection is deception.”

Kit has been through something traumatic, but no one knows. Daisy is pregnant with her first child, living the dream life. Jon is a gold medal Olympian, living a lavish life where he gets what he wants, no matter what. Mal is struggling to decide what to do for her ailing husband. The past and the present are about to change the future irrevocably.

This was a ride. I enjoyed how the story was told and how the chaos unfolded. I was drawn in by Kit and her pretending. I found the characters interesting, and I was engaged with their stories.

The character development in this book is insane. The storylines all converge and whip you around, then back again. As the pieces crash together, we are left with more questions- and boy, does this book deliver.

The twists in this book will slap you in the face repeatedly. It is very “The Talented Mr. Ripley” but with a sharper edge. The way this house of cards is so precisely built and then destroyed is done with such care.

The imagery was fantastic, and I enjoyed how a sense of karma drove the plot. And of choices. The power to do what is right or face consequences. The dynamic of the relationships was brilliant. The complexity between the characters was so beautifully created, and the fine lines laid out made this sordid take even more delicious.

Jane Oppenheimer was incredibly dynamic as the narrator. She brought the characters to life beautifully. Her talent for connecting with each character and giving them a unique identity is flawless. She was able to slip into accents and provide the characters with such depth. She was the perfect fit for this novel.

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