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The Housemaid

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Lauryn Allman
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“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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Satisfying thriller

This was such a juicy thriller!! Hard to describe without giving away the storyline but an ex-con takes a job working for a wealthy family as their maid. She works her butt off but she is very skeptical about the tiny room in the attic which they put her up in which only locks from the outside and has obvious scratch marks on the door from the inside. I can’t say any more without ruining the book but I was truly holding my breath for the entire book!

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Good story, narration just okay

This story had a lot of unexpected twists and turns, which I enjoyed. However, the narration could have been better. Most characters sounded the same, and there were occasions where there was some accidental crossovers in voice (for example, a female's voice being accidentally spoken with the deeper tones of her husband), which made things a little confusing here and there. That said, I would still recommend this as a good, engaging listen.

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Love it!!

Brilliant! Gripping story and outstanding performance. Couldn’t stop listening and I was very sad when it was it was finished

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Excellent

I really enjoyed this. Sure it had a slightly unbelievable ending but the ending was so satisfying it didn’t matter!

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Brilliant!

A brilliant story whegere things kept switching and changing and I couldn't decide which story to believe. I'm off to listen to more books from this author.

The narration was excellent too.

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Devoured this book.

I could not stop listening to this book. So super addictive. Wasn’t expecting the twists. Literally stayed up all night listening to this.

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Easy listening.

If you’re after a book that’s easy, totally based in fantasy devoid of contemporary issue exploration…. this is a good choice.
For what is was I enjoyed it.

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Very good book

I enjoyed this one. It was a good listen and went for long enough to let us get involved in everything.

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Crappy story & crappy characters

Story just weirder.& weirder. I read only 40% of the book couldn’t bear reading any more

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The best thriller book I’ve ever listed to

Simply amazing…. Kept me on the edge of the seat the whole time! Brilliant and suspenseful

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