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The Housemaid

Written by: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Lauryn Allman
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“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own....

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....

©2022 Freida McFadden (P)2023 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Wow!!

This is my first Freida McFadden book and I’m an instant fan! Loved this thriller of a book and can’t wait to listen to part 2.

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Great voices from narrator!

The narrator gave the two main female characters very unique and contrasting voices which really added to the experience.

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wow

this was a great story. so many twists. gets you rooting for the housemaid

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Loved the story and the narration!!

IFinished this book in 3 days. Very good and suspensful. Also loved the different voices from the narrator.

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Reworking of Gaslight

Seemed to be a reworking of an old gothic thriller with somewhat unlikely results. kept me moderately entertained, but not worthy of the excessive praise heaped on it by other reviewers.

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just WOW!

A good psychological thriller as I haven't read for a long time! Lots of twists and turns, a few surprises along the way and just enough details to really understand the characters. LOVED!!

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Woww

Omg , okay , so this is probably one of the best ones I’ve listened to yet , or atleast up there with the best ..
it started a little slow . Not too much , because just a tiny ways in , i was HOOKED !! And didn’t stop . Stayed up pretty much a;l night listening !! … it kept me wanting more , pretty much the whole time !! Gave good twists an turns that I didn’t see coming ,I read a lot of physiological thrillers , and i was still shocked at many parts .. was a great read . Looking forward to reading more from this author

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Recommend!

I went in not expecting much… but wow! Excellent story. Writing was great with twists that I did not anticipate. I shall look for more by this author.

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It is not what you epect!!!

Totally enjoyed and you will have to keep listening to really find out what happens. I love stories that keep you guessing. I will definitely check out Freida McFadden other novels. Lauren Allman is a great narrator.

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twist and turns till the end

this is one of those stories where the whole time you're thinking to the character that they should just leave. just get out. just move on with your life. but of course they don't. lots of twists and turns had me guessing till the end. I did listen at speed 1.25 though because I found it a little bit slow

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