The Housemaids Secret by Freida McFadden @bookouture

Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for The Housemaids Secret by Freida McFadden.

“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife… she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe…

It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want.

It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything

That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.

Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go…

This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to international bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl will be totally hooked! This book can also be enjoyed as a standalone.

OMG-what have I just read?!?! I adored The Housemaid but did wonder how the author would be able to write another book featuring Millie and for it still to shock but SHE DID IT!! 
The Housemaid's Secret is a twisty and thoroughly entertaining read that kept me guessing till the very last page!

Millie is a brilliant character creation who definitely had more to give from her previous appearance in The Housemaid so it was intriguing to see where she had taken her new found found “talents” after her last employment. Things have changed for her but not in a positive way. Sacked from her latest job, she manages to land on her feet again working in an upmarket penthouse for a very strange couple. Douglas and Wendy seem to live separate lives with Wendy sleeping in her room most days and Douglas advising Millie not to speak to his wife. But one day Millie defies her instructions and let’s her instincts run free to discover a shocking secret…

Nothing is as it seems here and it was so easy to just sit back and enjoy the ride with Millie! There were twists and turns galore and just when you think you’re done, another one comes along to slap you in the face! Just incredible! I didn’t think Freida McFadden could do it again but she pulled it up perfectly.

Highly recommended!

#1 Amazon bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. She 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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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.