Review: The Maid by Nita Prose

Title: The Maid

Author: Nita Prose

Pages: 304 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

I am your maid. 

I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry. 

But what do you know about me?

Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?

But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?

Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .

The Review

I loved The Maid by Nita Prose. There. I have said it. It was one fine murder mystery.

The story centres on Molly, a hardworking maid with exacting standards who works at the Regency Grand Hotel. The more you learn about Molly, the more you see that Molly sees the world in a different way and this makes her colleagues judge Molly. She doesn’t quite fit in. The problem is that this leaves Molly vulnerable.

Alone in the world, Molly has no sounding board and has to judge social situations by herself. When this leads her into serious trouble Molly is left without anyone to rely on. Or does she…

The Maid is an absolute corker of a story. It is, in theory, a cosy crime novel but there were times during this novel that made my heart actually ache. I cared so much for Molly that I hated that she was going through this and I had to remind myself that she is a fictional character.

Honestly, The Maid is one of the best books I have read this year. An absolute must-read for anyone who is a fan of crime.

The Maid by Nita Prose is available now.

For more information regarding Nita Prose (@NitaProse) please visit www.nitaprose.com.

For more information regarding Harper Fiction (@HarperFiction) please visit www.harpercollins.co.uk.

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