From the moment seventeen-year-old Madilyn sets foot in the enormous Chateau Maison, she feels an uneasiness that won’t leave her. She’s working as a maid to support her sick mother and sister, so she can’t afford to be superstitious…but what could explain the constant coldness that seems to radiate from everywhere in the house? Or why all of the staff are so terrified of going near Lady Elbourne’s bedroom on the third floor? Then one night, Madilyn overhears something horrific being planned for Lady Elbourne–something that will happen very soon. With no time to lose, Madilyn must find a way to stop it before it’s too late.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for mystery, thriller and suspense readers who are looking for a new take on the haunted house story. With a strong heroine and plenty of spine-tingling moments, “The Maid” will keep you glued to the pages until the very end.
- The plot is well-developed and keeps the reader engaged.
- The characters are realistic and likable.
- The suspenseful scenes are well written and tension builds effectively.
- The writing is choppy in a lot of places
- The plot doesn’t move as quickly as it could
- It can be a little bit repetitive
Learn more about the author
Nita Prose is the author of The Maid, a suspense novel set in 1895 about a young maid who must stop an heinous murder from occurring. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she holds a degree in communication studies from LSU and worked for many years as a corporate event planner before becoming an author. When she’s not writing or reading, Nita enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons.
“Nita Prose knows how to spin a mystery that will keep you turning the pages. The Maid is an edge-of-your seat thriller with believable characters and an engrossing plot.”
“I loved this book! The characters were well developed and the plot was fast paced. I didn’t want to put it down!”
“Couldn’t put it down! A great thriller with an unexpected ending.”
“Nita Prose’s The Maid is a spine chilling tale of intrigue, murder and suspense. Set in the sprawling English countryside, Madilyn , a young girl striving to care for her sick mother and sister becomes ensnared in the web of dark secrets that surrounds the wealthy Elbourne family. When she overhears a sinister plot against Lady Elbourne, Madilyn must take action to save her life before it’s too late. This fast paced thriller had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.”