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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A twist-and-turn whodunit, set in a five-star hotel, from the perspective of the maid who finds the body. Think Clue. Think page-turner.”—Glamour

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Glamour, W magazine, PopSugar, The Rumpus, Book Riot, CrimeReads, She Reads

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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 4
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

yazzyd91 ,

Its Ok

The book is ok, i did enjoy it. However it had a slow start. The ending is a shock but also a disappointment. They build a character and then turned it into a twisted person. Read it

Naeray70 ,

Kept me engaged and fascinated

Fantastic read! Despite being on the spectrum, Molly is both relatable and delightful as she navigates the world in the best way she can - by cleaning and setting things back to order. A hairpin twist in the last few pages keeps the mystery going right up until the end.

LuvourGrandson ,

The Maid by Nita Prose

Totally enjoyed Molly the Maid and her eccentricities and quirkiness! I loved her take on people and life, as it is, in her world. Enjoyed all the characters and felt as though I was right there with her on her trolley cart! Supremely entertaining and delightfully crafted with its twists and turns!

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