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The Housemaid

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Lauryn Allman
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Summary

“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....

©2022 Freida McFadden (P)2023 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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sensational

This is an author to follow absolutely unputdownable, a word I see used often but not by me. Loved the characters even the baddie a some points. Just one of those books you don't Want to end. If I have nothing good to say about a book I say nothing at all I mean everyone has to make a living but when a book rates high with me I like to rate. This book and author done just that.

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Starts gripping, ends up meh...

It's really gripping until all this cheap Harlequin-like cliché romance (the incredibly handsome and rich husband vs the dark-haired muscular Italian gardener) starts and it's boring as hell. The twists are either trivial or far fetched. To be fair, it is a page turner for the bigger part. Also, the narration is awesome.

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4 1/2 out of 5

Every now and then I discover an outstanding author.
The Housemaid is perfectly written, with twists and turns that leave you feeling like you are on a rollercoaster at the funfair.
Such believable characters who you invest in from the first page.
Just buy this book, it's frankly brilliant.
Thankfully Freida McFadden has written quite a few books and I for one can't wait to read them ALL!

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Brilliant, what a twist

Brilliant story line, loved the twist, caught me by surprise! If I could re-read this again I would. Narrator really good too!

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Wow!!

This was gripping! So many twists and turn and an unpredictable end. A must read. The storyteller also made it.

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Loved this

Really liked the story. Narrator is excellent. Very enjoyable and has a good unexpected twist that makes it darker.

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Couldn’t put it down! Amazing audiobook

I’ve recommended this to so many friends. Loved the characters and plot. Narrator was fab too!

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edge of my earbud

I cannot praise this book enough, it was brilliant, scintillating, had me all stressed a s anxious, and fir the first time in many many years I didn't know what was going to happen, that is rare for me, I absafeckinlutely loved it. cannot recommend enough. and the ending, chef's kiss 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Oooo the change in perspective

Loved this book and seeing the situation from another point of view brought a whole new dimension to this story

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Excellent

Excellent book, full of suspense. Original idea and good ending. Very good narration. I would Definitely recommend.

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