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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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cemsreadingcorner
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was so good. I was originally going to give it 3 stars, but I decided not because it turned out to be awesome. My problem with the book was that the main character did not defend herself when her boss, Nina, treated her badly. Now I understand why Nina treated her that way, and for that, I give the book 5 stars. It deserves 5 stars. I am satisfied with how the story ended. It ended the way it should have.

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eldiaquemeodies
The Housemaid (La Empleada) | Freida McFadden
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Fantastic!! I highly recommend it.

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Mjm1
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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I am late to the kindle game, did not think I would like reading on a device. Turns out I love it. It‘s so convenient. Really enjoyed this book. Onto the next one.

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jamield1911
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Freida McFadden smashed this out of the park! I absolutely devoured this in a day. Quick chapters packed with suspense and main characters you're really cheering on the sidelines for.
I did see the twist coming, but I still enjoyed the ride! Verity meets Gone Girl.

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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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I absolutely LOVED this book! If you haven‘t read this yet, it‘s a must read! The way Freida pulled the story line all together is mind blowing, I closed the book at the end and said “yes ma‘am that‘s a good book”!!

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WildeFantasy
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Really enjoyable! Lots of twists and an outcome I didn't see coming.

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britt_brooke
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ So much gaslighting. Parolee Millie lands a position working for a wealthy family. Is “housemaid” even a common term? Is it regional, or? Anyway, it‘s evident pretty quickly that you can‘t trust any of these fools. Lots of very stupid choices are made. McFadden‘s writing is mediocre at best, but the story is entertaining enough to keep going. Acceptable poolside reading. I think I‘ll out check out book two.

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anushareflects
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A domestic thriller filled with abuse, revenge, and murder. An engaging story filled with a few twists - although I found a number of plot holes. Great for folks new to this genre and has a little something for veterans too. Overall, it‘s a good fast-paced read. Audible narration is clear but relatively unexciting.

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Sharpeipup
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Where I read way past my bedtime last night. #summersolstice

wanderinglynn What a fantastic place to read! 1mo
ElizaMarie Wow! So peaceful! 1mo
IndoorDame Looks magical! 1mo
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BethM Wow!! 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Pretty! 1mo
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Kshakal
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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I was a little worried that this wouldn‘t live up to the hype but it totally did! It was an unputdownable book that was deliciously twisty! I can‘t wait to get my hands on the next two!!

Texreader Ooooh stacked 1mo
kspenmoll Good! I just got it! #blameitonlitsy (edited) 1mo
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britt_brooke
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Freida McFadden is perfect poolside reading. That‘s my hubs in the hat. 🩷 Our boys are swimming!

kspenmoll It‘s summer!!! 1mo
britt_brooke @kspenmoll ☀️📖 4w
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Kshakal
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Apparently someone doesn‘t want me to be reading right now!

Meshell1313 Too cute! 😻😻😻😻 1mo
AnnCrystal 😍💕😻💝. 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
peanutnine 😻😹😻 1mo
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Kshakal
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Let‘s see if this one lives up to the hype!

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TalesandTexts
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This is such a strangely compelling book. It isn‘t by any means a stunning piece of literature, but it is one that you won‘t want to put down.

The twists and turns in this book will shock you. Definitely one that will make for an excellent movie.

Go ahead and listen. The narrator does an excellent job.

Now i‘m off to learn this Housemaid‘s secrets 🤪

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jdiehr
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Prior to The Housemaid, I had read 2 McFadden books - one I liked and one I didn't.

This book breaks the tie. I loved it!

A quick page-turner that kept me riveted from start to finish.

ShelleyBooksie Excellent bookends! 2mo
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MindyK59
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I liked this book. It was a twisty psychological thriller. Many of my friends have talked about it so I jumped on the bandwagon. Frieda McFadden is a new author to me but I plan to read more of her books.

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starlight97
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Mehso-so

A sick little book for sure, but I have to remember not to trust the blurbs of thrillers anymore. I probably read too much and I'm just not easy to thrill anymore. ☹️
#fiction #thriller #crime #adult

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MyNamesParadise
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This book definitely has a similar plot to a very popular book, but won‘t say to avoid spoilers. Although aspects of it were different. It was fast-paced & intense. A couple of things I felt were convenient at the end, but otherwise a very good read! I‘m eager to read the next book in this series!

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Madison91
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Mehso-so

This was alright, I just didn‘t like it as much as “never lie” I found the characters extremely unlikeable and found it a bit predictable

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Eggs
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 🙌🏻 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I got done with this book, and my spouse asked me how it was. I said it was cute, there was torture, and I could see it being made into a movie without much modification. "I don't plan on reading it, so don't worry about spoiling it for me," he said, encouraging me to say more. I shrugged. "I don't like it enough to say more." If I loved it or hated it, I'd have more to say. As our teen son says, this one was mid.

So, here's a Zion NP waterfall.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Breathtaking ❤️ 3mo
Shemac77 Beautiful! 3mo
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LazyLibrary
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Freida #3 This was fun! She writes some wild plots and I‘m here for them. I know this one is popular and I can see why. It was very twisty, as expected. I usually try and keep it spoiler free, but I was happy when Nina‘s sadistic husband dehydrated to death in the attic after ripping his own teeth out 😃 I can‘t imagine how this is a trilogy? But I think I‘m gonna read it lol

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Jilly6183
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I loved the concept of this thriller if not the writing itself. I figured out the who pretty early but not the how and why, so I read it in one afternoon!

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katiekat311
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Finished my book last night. Perfect timing! On to April‘s #bookspin board. My son‘s chose the color scheme and every book on here…thankfully, I should check some boxes off the TBR and #Roll100🤣 I hope everyone had a great Easter! Happy April!🐣🌼

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
PuddleJumper 💚💜 4mo
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Librarybelle
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Light pick…the writing was less than stellar - how many times McFadden repeats the same thing over and over got on my nerves - but the thrill of the story kept me reading and the various twists. And the end - wow! I can see why she has become extremely popular, with long waiting lists for her books at the libraries. Fast read that left me gasping in parts. #52BookClub24 #AnAuthorEveryoneHasRead

Hooked_on_books I keep seeing this everywhere, but I think the repititon you mention would drive me batty. Otherwise, it sounds fun! 4mo
Librarybelle @Hooked_on_books I probably would not have continued because of the repetition except for the twists she would throw into the narrative. That‘s what really got me through the book! 4mo
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Kristy_K Good choice! I also haven‘t read her. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Librarybelle @Kristy_K I debated reading a book by McFadden or one by Colleen Hoover, who also seems to be an author just about everyone has read. A mystery won over a romance! 4mo
LibrarianRyan The number of people I see with this on their best of the best lists. It just seemed to come out of nowhere. 3mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan I know! I guess Booktok really helped propel her to a “everyone wants to read list.” It won‘t make my top 20 favorite book list, but it was a decent read overall. 3mo
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Bookpearl
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Self-care was high on the priority list today. I think I took in all the feels as I was making my way through this nutty book! A few times I wanted to shout out “Millie are you crazy”!

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Bookpearl
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Millie. Millie, Millie!! I would have ran right after Nina gave me a tour of the house. Oh and I think I‘m obsessed with this book light. Shoutout to my sister for feeding into my addiction with books and all things books.

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I don't think I've ever experienced a book that in spite of having such bad writing, kept me turning the pages 😳. Weak sentence construction, filled with cliches, cringy dialogue, and highly predictable thanks to the author signaling plot twists early...and yet I poured through it in a night. I am at a loss to explain it 😂.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I feel the same about her books… 4mo
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Eggs
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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 @TheSpineView
#SeriesLove2024

DieAReader 🥳Great! 5mo
Eggs @DieAReader 💙 👀 🤍 5mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 4mo
Eggs @TheSpineView 🤗🥳😀 4mo
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Nessavamusic
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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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
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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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! 💙 5mo
Andrew65 Excellent choice 👏👏👏 5mo
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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
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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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! 6mo
Michellesibs @ShelleyBooksie 🤣🤣🤣 Thank you! ❤️ 6mo
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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 month old son. 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
The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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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!!! 7mo
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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. 8mo
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BossLady305
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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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The.Great.Catsby
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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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