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The Housemaid's Secret
The Housemaid's Secret: A Totally Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist | Freida McFadden
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"Don't go in the guest bedroom." A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick's face as he touches the door with his fingertips. "My wife... she's very ill." As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can't risk losing this job-not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe... It's hard to find an employer who doesn't ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want. It's almost perfect. But I still haven't met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I'm sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I'm doing laundry. And one day I can't help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything... That's when I make a promise. After all, I've done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe. Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It's simply a question of how far I'm willing to go... This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to international bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl will be totally hooked! This book can also be enjoyed as a standalone. Read what everyone's saying about The Housemaid's Secret: "OMG!!! MIND ABSOLUTELY BLOWN!!!! Love, LOVE, LOVED this absolute page-turner!!... OMG the twists just kept on coming again and again!!!... I absolutely devoured it in one sitting!!... Addictive, mind-blowing page-turner that will keep you up with a racing heart until you've finished!!!" Bookworm86, ????? "An amazing psychological thriller!!... will grab you literally from the first line... Hold on to your jaws, because they will drop... Loved. It. So. Much!!" Goodreads reviewer, ????? "OH YEAH!!!... I flew through the pages like a bat out of hell. So, so good!! I absolutely loved every second of it!!... Will lead you down one path until you are completely turned around and screaming WTF?!" Goodreads reviewer, ????? "I DEVOURED this book quicker than I ever read any other book... I was sucked in... I loved every second of it... I will forever recommend this book." Goodreads reviewer, ????? "Made my whole year!!... This book is AMAZING!!! Twists on twists on twists!... I absolutely devoured it!" Goodreads reviewer, ?????
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BossLady305
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Freida McFadden is the queen of plot twists. This is the second book in the series and I flew through it. When you think you know the twist that‘s coming… you‘re still surprised. Really enjoy her writing.

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Eggs
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Millie‘s back and now working for the Garricks in their lavish penthouse…Douglas Garrick‘s wife is the unseen inhabitant in the locked room, into which Millie is forbidden to enter 😨Book 2 of the trilogy

#SeriesLove2024
#ReadAway2024

TheSpineView That sounds disturbing. 😳 2w
Eggs Great mystery ! @TheSpineView 2w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! (edited) 2w
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Eggs @DieAReader 😘🤗🥳 2w
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 I need to get to these. 2w
Eggs @Andrew65 I hope you enjoy !! Are you doing all right? 2w
Andrew65 @Eggs Yes better than I was, still some ongoing issues but that goes with the Crohn‘s Disease. Hopefully it will continue to settle. Hope you are well and thanks for asking 😍 2w
Eggs @Andrew65 Sorry to hear about the Crohns 😔 While teaching the homebound many years ago, I had a student with Crohns, she missed a lot of school between grades 6 and 12. I hope you continue to heal 🥰 2w
Andrew65 @Eggs Thanks, sometimes makes it difficult to concentrate on reading and other tasks. 2w
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LatrelWhite
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Another Freida thriller! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jjaxn95
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Perfect sequel to The Housemaid ! I picked it up right after finishing the first and ordered the third book (released in June) immediately after finishing this one! I could see this as a tv show or movie.
3.5 out of 5 stars

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JessieKB
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Playing a little catch up!!! Typical Freida with twists right up until the very end. Super quick read with the same end result…just love her. Not as good as the first one but close.🖤

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deeannloso
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The second book in The Housemaid series and this one is just as good as the first, if not better. Millie is at it again. She can‘t stand to see women being abused by their husbands. This story has a bizarre twist and Millie could land herself in prison. Another great twist at the end. Love Freida McFadden! #SeriesLove2024 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2mo
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deeannloso
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“As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can't risk losing this job – not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe . . .”

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TheSpineView Enjoy! 2mo
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I read this one before reading the first one in the series. It‘s the second book and it is so good. I love it for it‘s plot twists. I love a good thriller with a plot twist. Not all characters were lovable, but that‘s okay. Made it more interesting. Couldn‘t put this one down. Excited to read the first and third books in the series. ❤️✨

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ClairesReads
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Look team, is it more of the same? Absolutely. But if we‘re honest, the same is good, that‘s what we‘re all here for so no worries hey?

batsy Yep 😆 3mo
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Monica5
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To me this one started out slow. I struggled to read the first 50 pages and thought about DNFing it. But, it picked up after then, and I flew through the book. The twists were great. That one twist, I can't tell you about bc I don't want to ruin the book, really got me.

#bookspinbingo #jumpstart,2024

mom_of_4 Just finished this yesterday. So good 3mo
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mom_of_4
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This was such a great book. I gave it 5 stars on goodreads. Loved the first one and I loved this one and I am sure that i will love the third when It comes out in June. Had a twist at the end that I was not expecting. I was like OMG. Her books just do it for me.

suvata I‘ve pretty much liked all of Freida McFadden‘s books. The Housemaid‘s Secret was definitely one of my favorites. (edited) 3mo
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graysonslibrary
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This follow up book to “The Housemaid” exceeded expectations! After loving the first book, I can say I also completely devoured this read. Such a page-turner! 4.5 ⭐️

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Kboltz
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Liked this one as much as the first. I think Millie may be the QUEEN of domestic help!:)

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DaNae.Gr
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I like this series so far. Another pick for Millie.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I just realized my book matches my mums 🌺

#Badbossday
#AutumnPlease

Eggs Brilliant ❤️❤️ 6mo
AnnR Pretty! 🏵 (The mums. Not the bad boss. 😁👻) 6mo
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Geemom1118
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Running behind on my reading goal so I know once I start this one I‘m not going to want to put it down. Freida McFadden is amazing!! #38of2023

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reading.rainb0w
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Round 2, let's go. Hope it's as good as the first. And if not, I hope those 14 people who have this on hold behind me at the library like it more.

#bubblebathbooks #suburbansuspense

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lauramisiara
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I actually liked this one more than the first (The Housemaid). The beginning was also somewhat slow but it picks up sooner. The twists were interesting and unexpected, pretty hard to guess. Although, some might have opposing views, that is my take. Lastly, the book can stand on its own, but it is a continuation of the first story, and I would still recommend to read The Housemaid first.

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alecia3dixie
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Are we sure this is the actual second book to this series? Because I loved the first one, and this one was just bad. This was not the same Millie as the first book! The first book she was determined and strong! This book she was annoying and complained about everything! I saw the ending coming from the first 100 pages... it felt like bad acting, but in a book? Just cringey. 2/5

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DaniJ
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Excellent sequel. Just as page turning as the first book. Read in one day!

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟 I honestly think her books are ok. They are sort of not very realistic but are entertaining. I‘ve decided these are best consumed via audiobook. They are too light to engage me fully in a read but do pass the time when listening to them.

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KristiAhlers
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This is book two in this series(?) And Millie from The Housemaid is back. Whilst this was still a solid and page turning read...it's much different from the first. Not as good but still good enough to read if that makes sense. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Littlewolf1 I here this is really good. I am looking forward to reading it. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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MelliMel1980

A page turner to be sure

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Gabbymags123
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2023… some similar characters if u loved housemaid worth the read … but first book is better but still a good read 8/10 housemaid secret

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Cassafrass
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Very different than first book IMO. But still worth a read, twists and turns keep you hooked. I also really liked the short chapters. I'm not sure wh, but I found myselfsayingg "one more chapter" for the whole thing

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suvata
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#StoryGraph: fiction thriller dark mysterious tense
318 pages • first pub 2023 • 5 Stars

The Housemaid‘s Secret is the second book in The Housemaid series. Once again we follow Millie, still a housemaid and now also a student, freshly employed in a household that hides twisted secrets. Her new employer, Douglas Garrick, lives in a beautiful penthouse apartment and has a successful career. This thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Bklover I really liked the first one- can‘t wait to read this one! 11mo
suvata @Bklover I liked this one just as much. Very twisty and turney — just when you think you have the whole story, bam, another turn! I loved it. 11mo
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Jennaree3
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A bit of a dud in comparison to the Housemaid #1. Some people raved about this one but I found it a bit dull.

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One of my favourite things to do is baking while listening to a book. I started listening to the tagged book while baking my favourite lemon cake loaf. I find that my lemon cake loaf gets better with each new one I bake.

StaceGhost This looks SO good 🤤 12mo
fictionaddictbooks @StaceGhost Thank you very much❤ 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Had to leave work this morning and go to the doctor. Most of you know that I talk on the phone all day at work and I lost my voice a couple of days ago. Turns out I have strep and bilateral ear infections 😫I‘m going to try to start this one. I‘m having chills so I may not make it very far. Have you read it or any of this author‘s books! I loved The Housemaid and Do Not Disturb 🖤

#LitsyLoveReads

Beatlefan129 Oh no, hope you feel better soon Misty ❤️‍🩹 13mo
xicanti Oh no! I hope you make the quickest possible recovery. 13mo
IndoorDame Feel better soon! ❤️🥲 13mo
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ravenlee Goodness! That‘s certainly some dedication there. Hope you feel better very quickly! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @xicanti thank you ❤️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IndoorDame thanks Adina ❤️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ravenlee I didn‘t make it, I fell asleep 😴 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cinda.marie have you read this one yet? 13mo
LiseWorks Oh my goodness, feel better soon 13mo
Jas16 Feel better soon 💐 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiseWorks thank you!! ❤️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 thank you 💜 13mo
cinda.marie Haven‘t read this one yet, but I plan to. Her books are hard to put down!! I hope you‘ll feel better soon. 🤍 13mo
Read4life I‘m so sorry you‘re sick. I hope you feel better soon & at least can get some reading time. I haven‘t read anything by this author but I‘ve stacked it. 🤓💙 13mo
tonymp I read The Housemaid and I loved it. I read it from start to finish in one night, it was a huge page turner. I plan to read this next one soon. I hope you feel better soon! Strep sucks. I got it a lot when I was a kid. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cinda.marie I‘ll send it to you when I finish it… thank you 😊 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tonymp I agree! Thank you! Not very often an adults get strep 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
tonymp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You'd be surprised about adults getting strep! I got it quite often from childhood well into my mid thirties, although the frequency of it tapered off when I started college. I think I got it a total of 5 times throughout my twenties. Some people don't like being over 40. I really don't mind! I had one bad year, age 8. I got it four times! 13mo
curiouserandcurioser @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hope you feel better soon, sweet friend❤ love you💕💕 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tonymp omg!! That‘s a lot! I‘m 47 and don‘t like it one bit! It‘s better than the alternative though! I talk on the phone for 12 hours and the doctors were telling me today that I need to see a doctor and rest my voice 😂😂 they couldn‘t understand anything I was saying! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @curiouserandcurioser thank you Penny! Love you too! ❤️ 13mo
ShelleyBooksie Hope you feel better soon!! ♡ 13mo
dragondrool Feel better! I lost my voice for three days when I was in the middle of student teaching 31 sixth graders. It was just from strain. Katie loved it, because any time I needed everyone's attention, I would signal her and she'd holler for me. 13mo
tonymp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm also 47! Strep free for quite a long time, since my thirties. Honestly, and I'm not a scientist (actually, I'm a Spanish teacher, not good at science), I think it just has to do with random crap. I've always had to be a talker, and I mean a public speaker (you know, language teaching) so the more you open your mouth, the more your mouth is open. The bacteria just see you with your mouth open and fly in there. 13mo
Bklover Oh no! Strep is miserable! Hope you feel better quickly! Be cozy and drink lots of tea❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Rest up and feel better soon, Misty. ❤️ 13mo
eeclayton Feel better soon ❤️ 13mo
bthegood get well soon - 😊 13mo
cinda.marie Aw, you are the sweetest! Thank you! 😍 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover thank you! I‘m feeling a little better, but still can‘t talk 😳 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme thank you Donna 💗 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eeclayton thank you!! 💜 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cinda.marie ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Sleepswithbooks My poor cootie 🐛 bug friend. Hope by today you are feeling more snuggly 🐈‍⬛ and ready to read and chatter away to the hubs. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Sleepswithbooks awww I feel better just can‘t talk!! 13mo
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What is Will going to do without hearing your 🎶 melodious 🎶 voice??? 13mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Pumped for this one!

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KPS-BOOKS-45
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Enjoyed the second instalment, again full of twists and turns and kept me engaged and not wanting to put it down.

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Victoriahoperose
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I loved this sequel almost as much as I loved the first one. Such an awesome twist that I didn‘t see coming even though I had suspicions. This was so well crafted up until the very end. I loved that there were little pieces that I knew were important but I couldn‘t figure it out until the very last page. This book was another masterpiece by this author.

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EadieB
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#TheHousemaidsSecret #FreidaMcFadden #BookSpinBingo #SeriesLove2023

Millie Calloway was hired as a housemaid for Douglas Garrick and he told her not to go into the guest bedroom as his wife was very ill. She can hear Mrs. Garrick crying and can see blood stains on the neck of her nightgown so she does knock on the bedroom door to make sure things are ok. But what she sees she knows Mrs. Garrick needs help getting away from her abusive husband.

EadieB That's when all her problems begin. This is a very interesting mystery which I enjoyed reading. It has a cleverly plotted story that I had a hard time putting down. The characters were intricately believable as I read on in the plot. I loved the Epilogue of three months later when Millie gets her revenge. If you love crafty mysteries then you would love this book. 14mo
EadieB I would like to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for a copy for an honest review. I look forward to my next Freida McFadden book. 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
Andrew65 A good review. 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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It‘s finally here!! I really need to finish my other 2!! 🥴📚 When your book matches your snack! ❤️💛

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