The Housemaid – Book Review

Title:- The Housemaid

Author:- Freida McFadden

Date published:- April 26th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 338 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

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…

An unbelievably twisty read that will have you glued to the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Woman in the Window, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to put this down!

HOLY COW WHAT DID I JUST READ?!?!?!?! This is an unbelievably a five star rating!

Millie gets a job as a housemaid at the Winchester household. Everything seemed to be perfect until Millie realizes how demanding Nina can be and how Andrew, her husband looked broken and Millie felt that the marriage might be tearing apart. But one day Millie tries on Nina’s dress…and then things start to change then.

I simply couldn’t put the book down! This book is trending in Instagram and Tik tok no naturally, I decided to try out this book…and boy, this was so good! It took me less than forty-eight hours to finish this book and still, my mind is reeling from the end! This was such a fast paced thriller, filled with twists and turns, told in Millie’s POV and Nina’s POV, offering a perspective on both sides of the story. The ending…OMG!! That’s what I thought after I read the ending…and I like the small cliff-hanger in the end…which means we are going to see Millie in book 2 of the Housemaid series! Overall, I highly recommend this book–if you are looking for a fast paced, unputdownable twisted thriller that will keep you up all night, then The Housemaid will keep you at the edge of the seat–worth a complete five stars!

#1 Amazon bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. She 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.


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