crime · Detective · mystery

The Maid – Nita Prose ★★★★

Blurb; 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 Review; I snuck this one into my trolley while doing the food shop as literally everyone I knew was doing the read along for it and I felt left out okay. Ofcourse I had to see what I missing out on the hype as they say. Now I’m going to be blunt and say I didn’t get the hype but don’t get me wrong it was still a brilliant read I enjoyed every minute of. Great plot. But what was the hype over? Hmm. Easy reading.

Loved the whole main character being a maid as the story says they are often overlooked within the hotel industry and they work hard. Well Molly sure does. I loved the whole hotel setting and how her true friends helped her out and came together in the end. She’s just a lovely character, works hard and keeps to herself to find herself under suspicion is just absurd. But plenty of unexpected outcomes here. Clever story. A well deserved four stars and I would recommend just didn’t get the hype.

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