#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.
FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD • “The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing to be accepted—a quest that gives The Maid real emotional heft.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
“Think Clue. Think page-turner.”—Glamour
ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Reader’s Digest
WINNER: The Anthony Award, The Fingerprint Award, The Barry Award
In development as a major motion picture
Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.
Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.
But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?
A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, The Guardian, Glamour, Elle, PopSugar, Newsweek, Mental Floss, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this dryly funny mystery, a hotel maid adds solving a murder to her list of daily chores. Molly Gray adores her job at the Regency Grand; no one is as good as she is at putting right dust, grime, smudges, and general disorder. What she’s not good at is judging character. So when Molly stumbles across the body of Mr. Black, the powerful tycoon staying in the penthouse suite, she finds herself putting her trust in the wrong people—and being arrested for the crime. First-time author Nita Prose has crafted a suspenseful murder mystery that doubles as a charming comedy of errors. Actress Lauren Ambrose (from Six Feet Under and Servant) handles Molly’s first-person narration brilliantly, making the maid’s non-neurotypical logic feel plausible. We adored spending time with this lonely and confused young woman who simply wants love, financial security, and perfect cleanliness. This is an audiobook that will make time fly by.
I bought this because I read reviews starting the writer had great prose. But if you’re looking for adverbs and cliches, this is the book. The writing was not bad, but I expected more.
The story flowed well, and the plot kept me interested because I just needed to know how the story resolved.
If you like crime mystery, you’ll probably like this book. If you’re looking doe literary fiction, pass in this one.
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