Updated: Aug 21, 2022
Mystery | Thriller | Contemporary
'I'll never understand it - why people find the truth more shocking than lies.'
I cannot stop thinking about this book! The Maid has popped up everywhere in bookstores and social media and it is certainly justified. Naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about (that's what I told myself to justify breaking my book buying ban.)
As a thriller fan, this book ticked off all the boxes. Not only was I invested in the plot but I felt strongly protective over the main protagonist, Molly. When you find the characters like Molly so loveable, it becomes very hard to put the book down because I never wanted to be left on a cliffhanger. What Prose has successfully achieved in this book is both a rich, well-thought-out plot combined with an array of wonderful and intriguing characters. I don't want to delve in too much about these characters to avoid giving any spoilers. Even after finishing the book, I'm still thinking about Molly the Maid and will happily fight anyone to the death if they try to hurt her.
Often with thrillers, you're more wrapped up in solving the riddle. I did not anticipate this book to make me so emotional. I genuinely cannot fault this book at all and it would be a perfect addition to any thriller fan's bookshelf!
Molly Gray may not have the best social skills, but she is an exceptional maid. After the passing of her Gran, Molly feels much more alone in the world. The one consistent thing in her life is the Grand Regency Hotel.
Molly's routine is turned upside down when she discovers the corpse of the famous Mr Black in one of the suites. Molly's unique personality results in her being the prime suspect. Desperate to return to a life of normality, Molly seeks to uncover the truth.