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The Maid by Nita Prose

The Maid

By Nita Prose

My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars


Cozy Mystery, Thriller, Fiction


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.

My Thoughts

To be honest, I wasn’t planning on reading this at first. It sounded like every other murder mystery book from the description. Then I started seeing the reviews and caved 😂. I actually really enjoyed this book and the character of Molly gave it a twist I didn’t expect. Molly is a very strange, but lovable character. The book doesn’t quite mention or give a term for the differences but she is very OCD and clean with some trouble processing peoples emotions and expressions. I absolutely loved the way the author wrote this character and placed her in the middle of the murder mystery. Filled with your typical hotel guests and workers with the murder of a VIP guest. Molly learns a lot along the way and gains some new friends. This book had a very surprising twist ending that I didn’t see coming and also left the reader with a sense of happiness. I am definitely glad I gave this book a chance! I am excited to see what else the author releases in the future.


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