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The Housemaid
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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An addictive psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist that's burning up Instagram, Freida McFadden's The Housemaid is perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Lisa Jewell, and Verity. "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...
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Absolutely chilling 🥶😱, just what I love and expect from a thriller. After finishing I wanted to borrow more McFadden books from the library and they‘re all checked out!! She is popular!!

#ReadAway2024
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳Great! 1w
Eggs @DieAReader 💙 👀 🤍 1w
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Nessavamusic
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This is a bonkers good time of a mystery thriller. I‘m glad I picked it up due to the buzz around it, but I didn‘t know any details so nothing was spoiled for me. If you like fast paced, unhinged Eat the Rich/ Good for Her thrillers, this is for you! 4.5⭐️

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Jjaxn95
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Oh yeah! Freida McFadden is too good. I loved this book!! It was very entertaining and had a great twist.
3.75 out of 5

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maddie0518
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9/10!!

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deeannloso
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Another great book by Freida McFadden. I‘m so glad I came across her books because I‘ve enjoyed just about every single one so far. This is a twisty-turny psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It shows that you can‘t judge a book by its cover (no pun intended) and some people are just plain Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Great twist at the end! #SeriesLove224 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 💙 2w
Andrew65 Excellent choice 👏👏👏 2w
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deeannloso
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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, how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside.

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MysticFaerie
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4.5⭐️/5⭐️

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Michellesibs
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This book has all the ingredients for a terrible novel.

1. The writing is basic.
2. There's plot holes.
3. One of the main characters thinks wearing glasses makes them unattractive.
4. There's fat shaming everywhere.
5. A short white dress was the culprit in our main character having sex.
6. This plot has been done a thousand times over. The unreliable, unstable female character is far from new.

Yet I couldn't put this damn book down.

ShelleyBooksie I love this review! 1mo
Michellesibs @ShelleyBooksie 🤣🤣🤣 Thank you! ❤️ 1mo
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Greenebean
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If this book is in your "to read" list, put it at the top, get to reading this book next!! You will not regret it! I love a good twisty novel. Literally read this book in the middle of night when I was feeding my 7 months old. I bought a book light specifically because I wanted to read this book to stay awake while I pumped. Such a page turner!!

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rebbyj
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Phew.

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Monica5
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Wow, talk about twists. You never know what really goes on in a home. Millie is an ex-con on parole and needs to find a job after being fired from her last one. Nina is looking for a housekeeper. She hires Millie and strange things start happening.

I didn't see that twist at all. The whole time, I was thinking something totally different. I love a book like this. It totally shocked me.

#bookspinbingo

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ClairesReads
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Booktok doesn‘t always lie. This was the compelling, undemanding domestic thriller I needed. Fast-paced and no regrets.

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Monica5
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"If I leave this house, it will be in handcuffs.'

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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wen4blu
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Thank you @JessieKB !! I‘ve been eyeing this book for ages and I‘m so excited to have it. Time to ignore the holiday stuff to read and snack on chocolate. Thanks again and happy holidays!

@MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflod is the best swap!

JessieKB Yay!!!! I am so glad. ❤️🎄💚 Enjoy!!! 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A friend and a psychologist I know both bullied me into reading this one. My sister is also a psychologist. Too bad she doesn‘t like to read.

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BookBabe2018
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OMG. Ok top 10 of the year….finished this book in 10 hours. Could not put it down. Easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The.Great.Catsby You finished it in one work day. Probably more like 6 hours. 3mo
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Boss69Lady
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I went through this book so fast. It kept me on a rollercoaster of suspense, it‘s definitely a psych thriller. There‘s plenty of twists and moments of just wow. Will definitely read Freida‘s other books.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It did give me Turn of the Key (Ruth Ware) vibes.
The big reveal was expected, but didn't make it any less great. The other twists were like music to my ears. So so good. I'm really happy that this is part of a series. Can't wait to read the next one!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

11.20.2023

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Evita
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5 out of 5!

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Captivatedbybooks
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Book 22 of 2023- This book is definitely hard to get into but the twist factor makes up for it.

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Hilary427
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Total guilty pleasure. Super easy to read, has a few twists. Ending seemed pretty (aka incredibly) unlikely but overall this was a good, quick thriller!
⭐️: 3.75/5

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It‘s giving The Last Mrs. Parrish vibes with an ending I didn‘t expect.

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rachelk
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Mehso-so

Everyone seems to adore this book but I thought there were details that didn‘t add up and too many ‘how is that possible?‘ moments.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this one.

Read for reading challenges.

5/5

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DenaeReads
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How do I even put into words how much I LOVED this book?!? My jaw has been on the floor ever since I finished. Millie is my new favorite character after the way she handles business with the Winchester‘s. Way to go girl. Diving into book 2 as soon as possible!!

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PageShifter
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I adored the characters: I felt for Millie and wanted her to success and get better life. Nina was awful and more so when story went forward.

This was super mysterious, I was so curious and wanted to know more. At some point I started to hope to get something more and soon after that came many twists and I fell in love. This wasn't the most believable story but so so fun & entertaining. Loved this so much!

#SeriesLove23 #SummerEndReadathon

TheSpineView Excellent! 5mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 5mo
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Sometimes a fresh start
Isnt always what it seems
History repeats itself
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May have cheated and spoiled myself by reading ahead, but it was still an awesome story, and despite spoiling myself early on, there were other twists as well I didn't account for. This was the perfect vacation read - had me locked in while laying in a hammock, sunning on the beach, and roasting in front of a fire. Flew through this in 2 days. #haikureview

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alecia3dixie
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This book is...SO.GOOD. The twists and turns, just amazing! I don't want to say too much, just READ IT!!!!!! 5/5

BooksNBowls This has been on my TBR for a while but I know it‘s one of those books I‘m going to finish in one sitting and I‘m waiting for the perfect day to do it lol 7mo
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TheReadingReceptionist
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it was readable... a rather quick read tho..... it wasn't bad it was just not worth the hype.

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DaniJ
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Read in one sitting. So entertaining. Lots of twists and turns!!

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NikkiKey94
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I hate that it took me so long to pick this book up! I‘ve read several of Freida McFadden‘s books and I‘ve loved every one. This one was no exception. I read this book in a matter of hours because I couldn‘t put it down. What a thrill ride! Now I‘m ready to read the second one!

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Amandakay
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#bookspin
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.

+ quick read
- a bit redundant

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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lauramisiara
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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The book truly began for me at about 65%. The entire first half is very slow. It does buildup to what comes after but I believe it could have been done in less pages. Most of the first chapters were repetitive in a way and it felt like the book overall was lacking for me. There are twists but no character development.

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Maggie4483
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It lost me when it ripped off this CLASSIC Simpsons joke, but won me back with the shocking twist. The writing improved as the story went on, and I honestly wish it had been a little longer, mostly for more details after the twist was revealed. I will definitely read the sequel, but for now I‘m starting The Inmate for an IRL bookclub.

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Amandakay
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!!! 8mo
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Bzosche
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“He has no idea, this is just the beginning.”

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KateM774m
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Finally some sun! Current read, hoping to finish at the beach! Psychological thriller that has me turning the pages and ignoring any responsibilities.

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graysonslibrary
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This was an incredible page turner! I didn‘t expect the ending, even though I was sure that I was going to. I was pleasantly surprised by this book and would recommend to anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers! 4/5 ⭐️

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟keeps@you turning pages but it‘s pretty predictable. Characters are pretty shallow and not fleshed out well which makes you not really care.

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MelliMel1980
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On to the second book.. this book was just crazy hopefully the second book will be just as good

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MelliMel1980
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What in the.. well I didn‘t see that twist coming

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Gabbymags123
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This is the book club choice for June… started early and completed in less than 2 days it‘s a great book fast paced 10/10 enjoy!! 2023

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Cassafrass
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Binged this bad boy in less than 24 hours. It was so great I couldn't put it down. It's said to be an addicting psychological thriller, and I'd have to agree :)

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ReadingOver50
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This was interesting the whole way through. I thought the ending was satisfying and the thought of this being a series is interesting. I can see myself reading the next book.

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KristiAhlers
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I read a lot of books. I mean a lot so it's hard to get one pass me where I don't see the end coming. This is just one of those books. So many twists and turns. I highly suggest you add this one to your summer reading list. It's also free with KU.

Clare-Dragonfly You read a lot of books? You don‘t say 😂 9mo
KristiAhlers @Clare-Dragonfly right 😆 maybe just a few. 9mo
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