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Publisher's 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)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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The Housemaid

5 ⭐️
Really good story. I literally could not put this one down. Ex-con gets a job as a Housemaid for a family with one child, a 9 year old girl. You don't know why she was in prison, but she has trouble getting and keeping a job. She is living in her car when she gets the job as the live-in house keeper. The family is extremely wealthy, but her room is a former closet and the door lock is on the outside. The wife is bitchy and unpredictable and the husband is gorgeous and understanding. The 9 year old is a spoiled brat. All is not well in this house.
I highly recommend this audio recording!

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Absolutely brilliantly terrifying

Must read!!! Find yourself cringing and twisting in your seat as you listen to this one!!! Loved it!

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Twists and turns galore!

The Housemaid is a fantastic listen! It’s full of twists and turns that keep you on your toes!

The narrator did a great job as well. Definitely worth a credit!

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You’ve heard this story before

Spoiler alert if you’ve read ‘The last Mrs Parrish’ this book is extremely similar. It’s almost as if it was intentionally copied there were so many things in common. That being said, ‘The last Mrs Parrish’ is my favorite book, so I still enjoyed hearing a different take on the clever story. It’s definitely worth the listen.

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Read this NOW!

AMAZING BOOK! I LOVED LOVED LOVED it. I did not know what I was getting into when I started reading but from that jaw dropping first chapter, I knew I was in for a whirlwind. I love that I still didn’t know anything after part one ended… or part 2 for that matter. It kept surprising me. I couldn’t recommend the book more.

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Wow!

This was so good. Didn’t see the twist coming. Keep me entertained the whole time. Face faced rollercoaster of emotions. Loved it!

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Plot Convenientls and Contrivances Abound

Horrible characters doing horrible things and somehow getting away with it all. Abandon logic and rationality with this one.

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Nope

This was ridiculous from start to finish. Like she had to use every cliche she could think about.

The maid is beyond stupid. Don't need to hear her inner dialogue about keep a phone screen on. She did that a lot.

The story is laughable. The revenge scale was a little off. You lock someone in the attic for couple days and that means he should be murdered. The ending was beyond belief.

You get they story from the maids view. Then you get Nina's. It definitely could have been done in half the time.

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Excellent

Excellent story, I hung onto every word, I listened to the whole book in one day!

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Could not stop listening!

This is a great book and was pretty dark. I loved it. Had to spend my day cleaning so I could listen to it all!

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  • 04-29-22

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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  • 07-04-22

Excellent

Loved this book , great twists , I will be looking out for more books by this author, thank you

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  • Hannah Ferris
  • 07-04-22

FANTASTIC!

It had me gripped from the first chapter! An impressive plot full of intrigue and unpredictable twists that kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing. I didn't want to put the book down. A really absorbing first read by Freida McFadden. It definitely won't be my last!

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  • Alex
  • 07-03-22

Starts gripping, ends up meh...

It's really gripping until all this cheap full of clichés romance (the incredibly handsome and rich husband, the dark-haired muscular Italian gardener) starts and then you get bored to death. The twists are either trivial or far fetched. The narration is awesome.

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  • HOMEBIRD
  • 06-26-22

Riveting

Absolutely loved it. This is the first book, by this author, that I've read, it certainly won't be the last.
What a story. What a plot. What a bunch of characters.
I didn't see the ending at all, even though I thought I'd got it all figured out. I wasn't even close.
I highly recommend this book, and author.

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  • Curly
  • 06-25-22

Loved it!

Never used Audible before and I loved the narrators voice on this story.
Really enjoyed the twists and turns of this story.
Thoroughly recommend.

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  • 06-24-22

Liked this a lot!

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was addictive to listen to abs had some good twists!

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  • 06-18-22

A total masterpiece!!!

So I’m a very fussy reader and usually go the typical crime / thriller with a hint of scandal. I bought this due to the high ratings and oh my goodness it did not disappoint.
I was hooked right from the beginning, and ended up having to listen whilst at work because I was so desperate to find out what happened next! The story is so full of twists and some brilliant characters. 100% recommend this book, superb in every way.

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  • E E Smith
  • 06-17-22

Superb!

Binged listened to this one! Enjoyed immensely. Great story - well narrated - good twist! Was actually sad it was over!

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  • Mrs C
  • 06-12-22

LOVED THE TWISTS AND TURNS!

A great psychological thriller with some fantastic twists, especially the one at the end! In the first half of the book I was convinced I had things sussed out but then the second half brought some great twists and turns.

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  • Linda
  • 05-22-22

Excellent!

Kept me thinking and the story was surprise after surprise. Enjoyed this very much and highly recommend.