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Description - The Maid by Nita Prose


*The instant New York Times bestseller*

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'A true 21st century heroine' JANICE HALLETT
'A dream of a debut . . . exquisite' NETGALLEY, Books of the Month
'Smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing ' LISA JEWELL
'An instantly gripping and delightful whodunnit' STYLIST

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 . . .


'With The Maid comes an exciting and formidable new voice' SANTA MONTEFIORE

'Gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist in Molly. I'm recommending it to everyone I know' EMMA STONEX

'Beautiful writing, an intriguing mystery, and a colourful cast of friends and sleuths ensure The Maid sparkles with wit and tension' LUCY CLARKE

'Fresh, fiendish and darkly beguiling. The Maid is so thrillingly original, and clever, and joyous. I just adored every page' CHRIS WHITAKER

A New York Times bestseller for w/c 10/01/2022

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780008435738
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x 26mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 02-Feb-2022
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: The Maid by Nita Prose - Reviewed by (29 Oct 2021)

5 stars The Maid is the first novel by Canadian editor and author, Nita Prose. Twenty-five-year-old Molly Gray is a maid in the Regency Grand, a very exclusive boutique hotel. She is diligent, discreet and courteous: “Is this a good time for me to return your suite to a state of perfection?”

Molly tends to interpret what is said very literally and has always relied on her Gran to help her read social cues. Her oddly formal way of speaking is likely thanks to her beloved Gran, but since she died, Molly’s having to manage alone.

She’s not an idiot, though, whatever people think: she’s learning: “The smile that wasn’t a smile. I’m beginning to understand the nuances of smiles, their cornucopia of meanings. I save each smile in a dictionary that I keep alphabetized on a shelf in my mind.”

One reason she loves her job so much is that the manager of the hotel, Mr Snow has a strict set of rules, and Molly is good at following rules. But what rules does she follow when she finds real estate magnate, Charles Black, dead in his suite on a Monday afternoon?

Molly is an interesting character and it is quickly clear that her (rather incredible) naivete, her tendency to give everyone she meets the benefit of the doubt, and her far too trusting nature have landed her in a nasty situation of which she is unaware. Luckily, not all her trust is misplaced.

In this brilliant debut novel, Prose offers the reader an irresistible protagonist, plenty of dark humour, and a few red herrings laced through a fast-paced plot that will keep even the most astute reader guessing right up to the final, stunning twist. Definitely lives up to the hype!! This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by Better Reading Preview and Harper Collins Australia.

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