I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for stunning debut The Maid by Nita Prose. Thank you to Anne Cater and Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this outstanding book.
About the book:
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?
Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .
About the author:
Nita Prose is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean.
The Maid by Nita Prose is a stunning debut that captured my imagination from the very first page. With a clever plot and witty dialogue, it is everything I hoped it would be and more. Easy to read and full of the twists and turns that every murder mystery worth its salt should have, The Maid is a smart and beautifully written modern day tale that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. Still trying to come to terms with the loss of her dearly beloved Gran, Molly is used to carrying out her duties at the Regency Grand Hotel and staying very much under the radar. But when she discovers the body of infamous guest Mr Black dead in his bed, she suddenly finds herself thrust under the spotlight and being interrogated by the police. As she becomes more and more drawn into the hunt for the truth, Molly discovers that being ’only a maid’ gives her an insight into the lives of the Regency Grand Hotel’s guests that other people, even the police, do not have. But what is it she has seen that others have somehow overlooked?
Neurodivergent protagonist Molly is a character who captured my heart from the outset. With her socially awkward ways and old fashioned style of talking there’s a vulnerability to her that is as fascinating as it is endearing. With shades of Miss Marple and Eleanor Oliphant, Molly is a truly memorable character that once encountered is impossible to forget. Full of humour, intrigue and suspense, The Maid is a stunning read that is a pure delight from beginning to end. Not only is it a gripping murder mystery that keeps you on your toes throughout, but it’s also the unforgettable and heartwarming personal journey of Molly as she comes to terms with the loss of the person closest to her and begins to grow in confidence as the story progresses.
With a larger than life cast of characters and a central mystery that will keep you guessing, Nita Prose has written an outstanding debut that will stay with me for a long time to come.
I honestly can’t praise this book highly enough! Easily my top read of the year so far. Simply superb!
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