Book Review: The Maid

THE MAID | Nita Prose
01.04.2022 | Ballantine Books
Rating: 5/5 stars

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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. Since Gran died a few months ago, Molly has been navigating the world alone. She has thrown herself into her work as a hotel maid. Her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette make her the perfect employee. Her orderly life is upended on the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black and finds him dead. The police are targeting Molly as their number one suspect. 

There was so much hype surrounding THE MAID when it released earlier this year and now that I’ve read it, I totally get it! Molly Gray is easily one of my favorite fictional characters. Prose brings her to life within the pages of THE MAID and makes the reader fall in love with her. I loved watching Molly navigate the troubling situation she finds herself in with determination and wit. In addition to Molly, Prose gives readers a well-rounded cast of secondary characters that help to build the story. THE MAID isn’t quite what I would classify as a cozy mystery. It’s more of a blend of genres that happens to revolve around a crime. This book has a little bit of everything: fun, intrigue, heart. I truly loved every moment of my reading experience with THE MAID!

A huge thank you Random House for my gifted copy!

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