The Howards don't know who I really am, but I'm learning all their secrets.
It seems like the perfect job. The wages are great, and accommodation is provided within the walls of an actual mansion. Not many little girls dream of becoming a maid, but this is an opportunity for me to get back on my feet. And to revisit my past...
But the strict housekeeper, Mrs Huxley, watches my every move, emerging from the shadows when I least expect her. And Lord Howard's son, Alex, takes an interest in me. I'm drawn to him because I know he's bad for me. There's a general atmosphere of unease at Highwood Hall, from the narrow tunnels laced throughout the sprawling house, to the abandoned north wing, rumoured to be haunted.
No one outside the hall knows where I work and yet a gift box arrives. One tug of the pretty ribbon unveils a miniature doll version of me trapped inside a dollhouse. In this scene I'm dead, lying in a pool of red paint at the bottom of the perfectly recreated staircase.
Someone sent this threatening package to me, but who?
And what do they want?
All I know is that nothing is what it seems here. And now I know what the Howards are hiding, I could be in grave danger…
Rebecca meets Gone Girl in this atmospheric thriller by Sarah A. Denzil, the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child.
Read what everyone's saying about The Housemaid:
"A poignant, deliciously dark novel which kept me gripped." Vikki Patis, author of Girl, Lost, ★★★★★
"As the story unfolds and secrets unfurl, it leaves you gasping for breath!" Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
"An excellent mind-bending story tricking your thoughts in all directions!" Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
"One of the creepiest, craziest books I have read this year." Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"Twists & turns aplenty with a killer of an ending!" - Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"Amazing book. Truly a Denzil thriller, you never guess what's coming!" - Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"This took so many turns my head is still spinning! The characters are so well developed I feel like I know each of them. Such a great read!" - Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
Started off a little slow but ended up being really good.
This book kept me on my toes. Every time I thought I figured it out, I hadn’t lol
Not a dull moment in the storyline