Need a tissue for your issue? Molly, the maid, has your back. If you loved Eleanor Oliphant, it’s fair to say you’d love The Maid by Nita Prose.
Molly Gray loves her job as a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel. She thrives by turning each room she cleans back into a state of perfection. She also appreciates that her training has taught her exactly what to say in any given situation. Molly is a bit socially awkward and has a difficult time reading people. She can’t always tell if people are laughing with her or at her. And she doesn’t always say the right thing, even if she meant to compliment rather than offend.
Molly’s gran recently passed, so she’s been working harder than ever to get the bills paid. It is on one of her shifts that her life will change forever.
She begins cleaning one of her regular rooms when she realizes the body lying on the bed is not sleeping but is undoubtedly dead. The body belongs to one Mr. Charles Black, a wealthy and frequent guest of the hotel. Due to Molly not displaying “normal” reactions to Mr. Black’s death, she soon becomes the lead suspect in the investigation. This charming and heartwarming story unfolds from there as Molly tries to understand and navigate these new circumstances.
Review of The Maid by Nita Prose
There are themes of not conforming to society’s standards, feeling invisible, and lasting friendships.
The Maid is a cozy mystery, but I’d still read it just to be in Molly’s head. The mystery itself is well-plotted, and while I didn’t correctly guess who did it, I wasn’t trying to – I simply enjoyed the ride.
This book is not even out yet, and there is so much hype surrounding it. In this case, the hype is totally warranted. Once I picked it up, I could not put it back down. And I believe it is being adapted into a film starring Florence Pugh. I cannot wait.
It is a very touching book and will be sure to steal your heart.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 4 January 2022
Thank you to Viking / Penguin Random House Canada for the arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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