Drama

The Maid by Nita Prose

The content in this book is hard to put into one box. The author may have intended it that way, and after the read, I looked at a lot of differing reviews and found myself agreeing with all of them and still being content with my own reactions to the book! That is not something that happens often.
Molly – the maid, is not your typical protagonist material. Not because of her difference in attitude or behaviour, but because of the varying facets that she tends to show throughout the story. The secrets she holds and the revelations she manages to make, for the eyes of the reader alone, are quite striking and out of the blue.
I liked the author’s narrative style. The writing fits the tone based on the situation. We are not meant to see the world through Molly’s eyes. We see the world as is and also simultaneously know the issues Molly is going through.
The mystery and the secrets, as well as the extra ‘aha’ moments, are delivered within a few pages of each other, and they align with many of the ‘thrillers’ released in recent years. I expected some of it but not all.
I will not go any further into the descriptions or plotline because it carries the weight of the book. I found it easy to read in a few sittings. I might have found a few forced connections more than was required, but I took it with the territory. In this particular case, I think I found myself interested in the characters and looking forward to their individual endings.
I would definitely pick up another book by the author.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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