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The Housemaid's Secret

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Lauryn Allman
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“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife...she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe....

It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want.

It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything....

That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs. Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.

Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go....

Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window, and Gone Girl will be totally hooked! This book can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone.

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

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Another great book!

There are always twists and turns from this author which keeps the story interesting!

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Brilliant storyline yet again!!

Another great read from Frieda, loved listening to Millie's next adventure and again didn't manage to pick how it was all going to end as each twist occurred.

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Really loved this!

Didn’t see the twist coming with this book! So good, kept me on edge the whole time. Narrator does a great job also. Great book!

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Not as good as the first book

Story line feels like a side step from the first book, copying but trying to make it feel new. Also felt they changed the main characters ‘toughness’ to try fit better to this new situation. Bit disappointing.

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I smiled so much throughout this novel.

Wow. What a way to get revenge. Such a smart cookie. Loving Freida’s novels, will definitely read more.

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Loved the plot twist.

I’m usually good at guessing the plot twist in books but I didn’t guess this one. I really enjoyed the ice and the different points of view! Highly recommend

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Annoying narrator, good plot twists

Good plot overall with a few unexpected twists, however the author repeats herself a lot throughout and I found myself getting very bored and annoyed with the narrator, found it hard to finish the book.

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Good twists in the story; just when you figure it out there's something else.

I liked how the story was told from two different people's perspectives, and I really did enjoy Wendy's backstory.

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Loved it. Great to continue the story

I enjoyed it I guessed a few things and missed others. Another great book by Freida On to the next one now.

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Not this being the GR choice award winner

This was not even in the same league as Lisa Jewel’s ‘none of this is true’

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