Review: The Maid by Nita Prose

Author: Nita Prose
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Released: January 4, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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There are certain thrillers that people seem to be on the edge of their seats waiting for every year. The Maid, written by Nita Prose, seems to be the latest novel of that caliber. This thriller novel checks off suspense and cozy mystery all in one go.

Molly Gray has always needed a little extra help interpreting the world around her. Thankfully, Molly has found the perfect job for herself: being a maid. This job lets her take control of the world around her, polishing it all until it is perfect.

Naturally, that means her life is about to get thrown into upheaval. And it’s all thanks to her latest client, Charles Black. Now she will have to solve a murder mystery – or risk taking the blame.

“As for order, it is my express wish to live as ordered a life as possible. But the world is filled with random chaos that often devils my attempts at arrangement.”

The Maid was a delightful read, one that kept me invested from the first page all the way to the very end. This book very much felt like a nostalgic blend of Clue and Knives Out. And I loved that combination so much!

Earlier I mentioned that this was a book with high expectations – for me, at least. I literally counted down the days until it was in my hands. So, did it live up to my expectations? I would give that answer a resounding yes!

I adored Molly’s character. Her personality was very straightforward and dry, but there is something very charming about that, perhaps because I know (and love) several people exactly like that.

Part of me hopes that we’ll get a chance to see The Maid retold on the big screen. Something tells me that it would lend well to adaptation, though perhaps that is just me getting my hopes up once again.

Thanks to Ballantine Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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