The Housemaid

Freida McFadden

“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…

Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.

I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.

I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out… and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.

But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don’t know who I really am.

They don’t know what I’m capable of

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller and winner of a 2023 ITW Thriller Award. This unbelievably twisty read will have you glued to the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Woman in the Window, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to put down The Housemaid!

Read what everyone’s saying about The Housemaid:

“I got severe whiplash from the twistiest turns… Every time I thought I had it figured out… WRONG!!!… I am still reelingoutstanding… If you love a top notch psychological thriller that will have you questioning your own sanity, then this 5 star read is for you.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a wild ride!!! Freida definitely delivered the best twisty endingGripping from start to finish… honestly, I just could not put it down… An absolutely mind-blowing shocker that kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat literally until the very end.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One wild ride!So many twists and turns… I was hooked right awayI even read my Kindle while waiting in my kid’s school pick-up line so I wouldn’t have to put this book down!… addictive… pure perfection!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!!!… Blimey! What a roller-coaster ride this was! It had me sitting on the edge of my seat!Superb book!… Fantastic ending!!!!… I highly recommend… fantastic… Big fat 5 stars from me.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

SO GOOD… I didn’t want to put it down! I read 70% in one sitting… I was on the edge of my seatyou will not see the ending coming! Drop what you are doing and pick up this book!@Thriller_book_sisters, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

You will NOT believe the direction this book takes… A jaw-dropping twist… A truly stunning thriller that I could not read quickly enough.” @carriereadsthem_all, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I was obsessed with this story… couldn’t get through the story fast enough… I was continuously gasping or saying “noooooo” out loud.” Sarah in Readerland

“I could NOT put it down!… An incredible roller-coaster ride… This book left me hungry for more and I could not believe the ending!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Terrific! Finished The Housemaid in one night, totally compulsively readablethe ending packs a wallop!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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