The Maid

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jan 20, 2022 - Fiction - 352 pages
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You don’t see her. But she sees you . . .

*The instant Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller*

*The New York Times No.1 bestseller*

*One of Buzzfeed’s highly anticipated BookTok reads in 2022*

‘An escapist pleasure’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Totally entertaining’ STEPHEN KING
‘A true 21st century heroine’ JANICE HALLETT
‘An instantly gripping whodunnit’ STYLIST


I am your maid.
I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?

Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?

But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?

Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .


‘Gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist in Molly. I'm recommending it to everyone I know' EMMA STONEX

‘Beautiful writing, an intriguing mystery, and a colourful cast of friends and sleuths ensure The Maid sparkles with wit and tension’ LUCY CLARKE

‘Fresh, fiendish and darkly beguiling. The Maid is so thrillingly original, and clever, and joyous. I just adored every page’ CHRIS WHITAKER

A Sunday Times No.4 bestseller for w/c 24/01/2022

A New York Times No.1 bestseller for w/c 31/01/2022

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User Review  - texasstorm - LibraryThing

Disappointing. I like the unreliable narrator and was sure the book was going to be a stocking stuffer for my sisters this Christmas. Nope. I was pretty happy the first third or so, but then it was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - lisahistory - LibraryThing

In the newish tradition of heroines who are neuro-atypical or autistic (see The seven imperfect rules of Elvira Carr, or Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine), The Maid is about a maid who is quite ... Read full review

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NITA PROSE is a long-time editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean.

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