book review

The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden

Publication Date: April 26, 2022

Publisher: Bookouture

Pages: 329

Genre: Thriller

Rating: 5/5

I recently kept hearing people raving about The Housemaid so I knew that I wanted to pick it up asap. And I’m so happy that I did because I devoured this fun and twisty tale. Millie is living out of her car following her release from prison and is pleasantly surprised when Nina hires her to be her maid and help her with childcare and errands. Millie is eager to please Nina even when Nina treats her horribly and leaves everything a disgusting mess. Thankfully, Nina’s husband, Andrew, helps Millie navigate Nina’s mood swings and ridiculous tendencies.

Some of the twists in this book were obvious but the way they were done was excellent. McFadden has such an engrossing way of writing that I never wanted to put this book down. I constantly wanted to know just how far things were going to go and what the characters were going to do next.

Parts of this story are pretty dark so I do suggest looking up content warnings for this book. This was the first time I’ve ever read one of McFadden’s novels and I am so happy she has an extensive backlist. I feel like the word thriller gets thrown around a lot about but The Housemaid is very deserving of it’s thriller title. And there is a sequel to this book that I can’t wait to read soon. I have heard some interesting things about the premise of that book that makes me think it might even be better than this one.


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