The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden is a thrilling page-turner that surely will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. It is a sequel to The Housemaid and the story follows the life of the main protagonist from the first book. Millie the housemaid, is desperately trying to keep her past a secret.
What sets the ebook – The Housemaid’s Secret apart from the other books in the thriller genre is its emphasis on the main character’s personal growth. Author McFadden has does an excellent job of explaining the protagonist’s inner turmoil. We also get to see her explore and evolve as she takes on the challenge of taking down a corrupt abusive man. It is really empowering to witness the housemaid take charge and use her intelligence to get the upper hand.
Book Details: The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden
“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife… she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe.
It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously gave me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, and stay quiet until I get what I want.
It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen her inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything…
That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.
Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go…
This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to the international phenomenon and New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl will be totally hooked!
- Full Book Name: The Housemaid’s Secret
- Series: Book 2 of 2: The Housemaid Series
- Author Name: Freida McFadden
- Publisher : Penguin (1 August 2023)
- Language : English
- Print length : 320 pages
- Amazon buy link: kindle-The Housemaid’s Secret by
Overall Thoughts on the Book:
If you have read my book review of The Housemaid by Freida McFadden, you would know how much I loved reading it. And there was no doubt I wouldn’t pick its sequel. One thing is for sure, when you read any thriller book by Freida McFadden, the twists are amazing. You would think you have figured it all out, but then the secrets and twisted truth unveil and the ending shocks you. It was brilliant and twisted suspenseful mystery thriller with a shocking twist.
The pacing of the story is just perfect, with experts weaving together plot twists and beautiful character development. The book also touches on the issue of abuse and highlights the power dynamics in relationships. The message is powerful, and the story leaves a lasting impact on readers.
Overall, The Housemaid’s Secret is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys suspenseful thrillers. It is well-written, with a well-developed protagonist and a gripping storyline.
I give it five stars and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery with a satisfying ending.
P.S I have read and reviewed the first part. But if get your hands on this book, you can enjoy this book as a standalone too.
Rating 5/5 Stars (“;”)
Book Review The Housemaid’s Secret: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist
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