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The Housemaid's Secret: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

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This was brought into the storyline to help us understand Millie's thought process and helps us really engage with her character and her actions. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Things started picking up around 50% of the book with the thriller genre coming in to play massively and since then, couldn't help but binge. After loving everything but the ending of “The Housemaid”I dove right into the sequel “The Housemaid’s Secret. why is it that from the very start, you exude this irresistible charm that simultaneously gives me goosebumps?

i wanted to go on a whole freida binge and read all her books back to back, but my mind can’t handle that right now. she’s one of those dense people who would be dead by the opening of any horror movie because they weren’t smart enough to leave the danger behind, and kept purposely ignoring all the signs. She’s fantastic when it comes to them and they will literally have your jaw on the floor with how crazy they are once revealed.However, when her latest gig ends abruptly, Millie secures a last minute job looking after wealthy and influential business magnate, Douglas Garrick’s penthouse. however, things are not as they seemed, leaving millie torn between helping wendy and risking her job or compromising her values. I have no doubt that McFadden will probably stay close to her tried and tested formula and I’m not sure how much more she can up the craziness until it becomes entirely inconceivable, but I’m craving a little bit more than the saving housewives plot that we’ve seen in the last two novels. Stuffed full of secrets, lies, and underhanded motivations, there was one epic twist after the other right up until the very end.

Told through dual POVs, this domestic thriller has quite the dose of dark humor, yet also kept me on the edge of my seat. In "The Housemaid's Secret" characterizations were shallow, the plotline was convoluted, and the story dragged. Maybe because I didn’t know what to expect with the gaslighting and abuse (avoid both in this series if you’ve been the subject of either), but to a certain extent this sequel felt like a switched up retelling of the last book. Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. i sent my baby shei a picture of the goosebumps on my arm😭i had made a theory, but had forgotten about it because i really assumed i was wrong and when it happened i was freaking out as if i didn’t know it was going to happen…freida drives me crazy…a good crazy.

I was very happy to get right back into what is going on with the main protagonist Millie since the ending to “The Housemaid” was pretty wild. If you have to wait until February to read this book, I'm going to weep softly for you because this book is simply amazing. Tylko dlatego nie pięć gwiazdek, że pierwszy tom mnie wziął z totalnego zaskoczenia, a teraz już wiem, jak świetnie Freida McFadden konstruuje swoje książki, więc nie przeżyłam już takiego szoku jak przy „Pomocy domowej” ❤️ Co nie zmienia faktu, że to są absolutnie wybitne kryminały.

Addictive, mind-blowing page-turner that will keep you up with a racing heart until you've finished! The whimsical writing style on what could have been a great sequel to a great book left me unimpressed. I consider this a light, cozy thriller (with some killings), and I will certainly read more books by Freida McFadden as I have learned to expect the unexpected. no, scratch that, she's more like a red carpet stained with blood - okay, maybe i'm being a bit overly dramatic now. This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to international bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night.

I can't help but keep my hopes high for the next installment, perhaps one where we follow Millie the social worker, assisting individuals caught in tumultuous relationships and dealing with dangerous spouses who mistreat their significant others. Wendy and Fake Douglas make a plan to kill Real Douglas for his money… and to frame Millie for his murder, which really seems like a lot of trouble to go through. However, the pay and conditions are too tempting to refuse, and as the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers.

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