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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
The Rosie Project Meets Murder Mystery
🧡 This is why I go into books with only the bare facts. I thought this was a psychological thriller. Nope. Instead it reminded me of The Rosie Project and the rest of the Don Tilman series, which I suppose makes it contemporary fiction. But this isn’t about Don. Or genres. It’s about Molly the maid. And Molly is in trouble, over her head in the stuff.
💚 Molly’s tale is a touching insight into a neurodivergent mind. No diagnosis is forthcoming, but she has trouble reading social cues, has a rigid disposition and interprets language literally. I love her to bits and I enjoyed every moment with her.
💛 This is about judging character, about loss and friendship and the nature of love. All of this is driven by the main plotline, a criminal investigation into the death of a guest in Molly’s hotel place of work. A mess in which she finds herself embroiled.
Big thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK Audio for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 It took me a few minutes to get my bearings, but Lauren Ambrose delivers such an immersive performance, I quickly settled in. The whole thing is a joy. Between the myriad characters and endearing portrayal of Molly, this made me smile throughout my day.
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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 everyone deserves to be seen. And how the truth isn’t always black and white - it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between....
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