Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Housemaid

Book: The Housemaid
Series: The Housemaid #1
Author: Freida McFadden

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…-Goodreads

Review: The positive: this book is a page turner. The chapters are short and it's a quick read. The con? The book is a complete rip off of The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. The endings were different but there are so many elements that are identical I was honestly in disbelief as I read this. If you haven't read The Last Mrs. Parrish and you are a fan of domestic thrillers, you will most likely enjoy this. If you have read it, I'd skip this one. 

Grade: 2/5 

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