Review: The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden

Publisher’s Description

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.

Thrilling Reads Review

Millie from THE HOUSEMAID is back and cleaning for a new wealthy couple, the Garricks who live in a super swanky penthouse in Manhattan.

Wendy Garrick, the reclusive wife, bears visible bruises, and Millie’s persistence leads her to uncover a bathroom smeared with blood. When Millie gets Wendy to open the door she sets off a thrilling and twisty set of events that will keep you reading until the end.

McFadden’s expertise in the psychological thriller genre is evident in this gripping and disturbing tale of domestic abuse. The novel is both entertaining and witty, despite dealing with a somber topic. The characters are well-developed and engaging, making it a highly recommended read.

Interview with the Author (Freida McFadden)

I recently had the honor of interviewing the renowned thriller author, Freida McFadden, for an episode of my podcast, Meet the Thriller Author. As an avid fan of McFadden’s gripping and suspenseful writing, it was an incredible opportunity to delve into her creative process and gain insights into what motivates her as a writer.

If you’re a fan of thriller novels or simply enjoy learning about the craft of writing, I highly recommend checking out the episode. You can listen to it on your favorite podcast platform or by visiting the podcast’s website.

During the interview, McFadden shared some of the challenges she has faced as a writer and how she overcomes them. She also provided valuable tips and advice for aspiring writers looking to break into the competitive world of publishing.

Overall, it was an engaging and insightful conversation that I’m excited to share with my listeners. So if you’re looking for a new podcast to add to your listening queue, be sure to check out Meet the Thriller Author and my interview with Freida McFadden.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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