Tuesday, June 11, 2024

BLOG TOUR - The Housemaid is Watching



“You must be our new neighbors!” Mrs. Lowell gushes and waves across the picket fence. I clutch my daughter’s hand and smile back: but the second Mrs. Lowell sees my husband a strange expression crosses her face. In that moment I make a promise. We finally have a family home. My past is far, far behind us. And I’ll do anything to keep it that way…

I used to clean other people’s houses—now, I can’t believe this home is actually 
mine. The charming kitchen, the quiet cul-de-sac, the huge yard where my kids can play. My husband and I saved for years to give our children the life they deserve.

Even though I’m wary of our new neighbor Mrs. Lowell, when she invites us over for dinner it’s our chance to make friends. Her maid opens the door wearing a white apron, her hair in a tight bun. I know exactly what it’s like to be in her shoes. But her cold stare gives me chills…

The Lowells’ maid isn’t the only strange thing on our street. I’m sure I see a shadowy figure watching us. My husband leaves the house late at night. And when I meet a woman who lives across the way, her words chill me to the bone: 
Be careful of your neighbors.

Did I make a terrible mistake moving my family here?

I thought I’d left my darkest secrets behind. 
But could this quiet suburban street be the most dangerous place of all?

From New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Freida McFadden comes the next installment of the unbelievably twisty, tension-packed and globally bestselling Housemaid series. This book can be enjoyed as a standalone read: and once you start, it will have you up all night racing through the pages until the final explosive twist.





Title:  The Housemaid is Watching 
Author Freida McFadden
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   400
Date of Publication:   June 11, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars


The brilliant Freida McFadden has extended her Housemaid series with this third book, The Housemaid is Watching. If you want to see how the primary protagonist operates, you will definitely want to read The Housemaid and The Housemaid’s Secret. In this third book, several years have passed and Millie is now a seemingly happy wife and mother. The question just might come up: With Millie’s checkered past, can she lead a normal, productive life?

Since Millie now has a family, the tone of this book is a bit different than the first two, but it is no less exceptional. In fact, it was another fabulous page-turner by Ms. McFadden. As a maid, Millie had been quite invested in her clients, and this led to very interesting results. Married to Enzo, with two young children, they are about to move to the suburbs, in what just might be Millie’s dream house.

As excited as Millie is, she does have her concerns. For one thing, the cost of the house and impending mortgage payments have her more than a bit worried. As if that is not enough to cause enough stress, Suzette, one of her new neighbors, is rather handsy with her husband Enzo. Then there is the fact that Suzette is extremely nosy. As Millie has shown on previous occasions that she does not suffer fools gladly, Suzette just might end up in a world of trouble with Millie.

Life in the suburbs is exciting when it comes to watching things from Millie’s POV, especially as her unconventional methods of solving problems in her past are sure to come to light presently. I love that this series has continued, and I really hope there is more to reveal about Millie. Thank you Ms. McFadden for keeping me pleasingly entertained. 

Many thanks to Freida McFadden, Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


#1 New York Times, Amazon Charts, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. Freida’s work has been selected as one of Amazon Editors’ best books of the year, she is the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback, and she is a Goodreads Choice Award winner. Her novels have been translated into 40 languages.

Freida lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

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