Title:- The Maid
Author:- Nita Prose
No. of pages:- 346 pages
Date published:- January 20th 2022
Publisher:- Harper Collins
Genre:- Dark Humor
Rating:- 4.5/5 stars
I am your maid.
I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?
Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .
This is one of the most hyped debut books and I was super excited when the audiobook version was on the Scribid.
Here’s the thing–I strongly suggest for those of you who haven’t read this book yet to use audiobook rather than buying the actual book. The narrator did a good job telling this story and I feel because of the audio book only I was able to get into the story.
Molly Gray is a maid working in the fictional Regency Grand Hotel. She cleans the room to perfection with no specks of dirt or dust lingering around. She is lonely after her grandmother died, she is according to her colleagues “weird” and “creepy”.
She is just a nobody…until one day, she was thrown into the spotlight when an esteemed guest, Mr. Black was found dead in his suite. Then comes the story.
Molly is just a maid…but now one knows that she knows deep and well about secrets that is going on in the Regency Grand Hotel.
I have to say, Molly has become one of my favorite characters in the story and she was the reason why I became engaged into the story. Molly’s character reminded me a little of Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory (if you have watched Big Bang Theory) and how Molly seemed to be the type of person that people don’t really understand or have difficulty to understand. The whole story is told by Molly’s perspective and I do like the author’s way of writing–how she used different adjectives to describe the places and cleanliness “pristine clean”. There were favorite lines in the books or maybe quotes like “I’ll never understand it — why people find the truth more shocking than lies” and “People are a mystery that can never be solved”. I like Molly’s relationship with her own grandmother, where she would tell it in flashbacks and Giselle, the widow of Mr. Black.
There are some funny parts in the book that will make you laugh–Molly is really a funny character. The ending was a bit unexpected but honestly, I was sad when I had to say good bye to Molly when I finished the book–Molly really grew into me.
If you like a funny book that will make you laugh with a crime in the background, then this book is one for you–worth four and a half stars!
Nita Prose is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean. Visit her at nitaprose.com or on Twitter: @NitaProse.