The Maid - Nita Prose

The Maid

By Nita Prose

  • Release Date: 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4
4
From 529 Ratings

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.

Reviews

  • Its Ok

    4
    By yazzyd91
    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
  • couldn’t put it down!

    5
    By purpellie
    This book unfolded in a way that I did not expect it to. The scene was set beautifully, and I found myself feeling bad for the main character. I, in fact, also found myself underestimating her like the rest of the characters. Like every good mystery, there was a twist at the end and everything turned out alright. Great story!
  • So good I couldn’t put it down.

    5
    By OKByMe#3
    Refreshingly unusual lead character, wonderful writing. Too good to stop until finished.
  • Very disappointing

    2
    By tallsuperboy
    The pace is very slow with so many unnecessary details which take up half the book which is 200 pages. Molly was so annoying and she brought up her grandma on every which got repetitive. The ending made little to no sense when you line it to Mollys action from the beginning. Basically nothing happens except from 10 pages out of 400. The killer reveal was cool but at then end anticlimactic. Honestly it’s just a waste of time
  • In a word…stunning.

    5
    By law23333
    The writing was beautifully done. The story had many twists and turns. Highly addictive, hard to put down.
  • The maid

    4
    By hdhwfgjh da usjsvdu
    I love this book I’m not much of a book reader but this book inspires me
  • Highly engaging

    2
    By WWKeep
    The author created a character so lovable, so intriguing that us readers are compelled to read on. One could say this is a murder mystery involving greed, ambition, drugs, and deceit, but that would miss the point entirely. A wonderful read!
  • A look into a surprising kaleidoscope

    5
    By T Xmas
    I was sort of put off when I began reading. The style and VOICE of the character was a bit to digest. I found it plodding until the plot revealed the nefarious undercurrent. I read the whole thing and am happy I saw it through.
  • The Maid

    3
    By msgtb
    This book might have been marketed as a Young Adult choice. It has some charm, but is otherwise predictable, and not particularly clever. I think the author means to suggest that the main character is on the spectrum, and bright but oblivious to social clues. The author doesn’t stay consistent to that theme though, allowing the main character to be both mailable and keen enough to maneuver the ending.
  • Disappointing read

    1
    By fixtheproblem2019
    I was super excited to read the book but to my surprise the book was not good at all. It had a very slow pace for the first half and only started to get interesting towards the end. Molly maid was supposed to be a normal awkward quirky maid in this hotel and the first half of the book (which was really slow ) made it seem she was also very oblivious to her surroundings. Which is exactly why the ending did not make sense at all because they were too many holes in the book. The details were put in the wrong places.