In this haunting and suspenseful novel, Nita Prose draws on her own family history to create a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and inheritance. The Maid tells the story of two sisters, Clarice and Louise, who are sent to live with their aunt after their parents die in a car crash. At first the girls are happy for the change in scenery, but soon they realize that life with their aunt is not what they expected. She is cold and distant towards them, punishing them for even the smallest infractions. The only person who seems to care about them is Anna, the maidservant who has worked in their aunt’s household since before they were born. As time goes by it becomes clear that there is more to Aunt Josephine than meets the eye – she may be hiding dangerous secrets from her past…Clarice and Louise come to rely on Anna as they try to uncover all of Aunt Josephine’s dark secrets – secrets that could cost them everything..
For who is this book for ?
This novel is perfect for those who love a suspenseful and haunting read. It draws on family history to create a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and inheritance.
- The Maid is a well-written, suspenseful novel that will keep you turning the pages
- The characters are compelling and believable, pulling you into the story
- Nita Prose does an excellent job of weaving her own family history into the narrative, creating a rich and multi-layered story.
- The book is slow and a little hard to follow
- The story line could have been better planned out
- It’s not the most exciting novel
Learn more about the author
Nita Prose is the author of several novels, including The Maid. She draws on her own family history to create gripping tales of love, betrayal and inheritance.
“The Maid is a beautifully written and evocative novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Nita Prose has crafted an intricate, multi-layered story of love, betrayal, and secrets that sucked me in from the first page and refused to let go until the end. This book is definitely one I’ll be recommending to all my friends!”
“A riveting and entrancing story of secrets, lies, love, and betrayal. The Maid is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.”
“Nita Prose’s debut novel is a beautifully written and haunting story of love, betrayal, and inheritance…The Maid will keep you engrossed until the very last page.”
“I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a beautifully written, spellbinding story that kept me hooked until the very end. The characters were brilliantly created and I felt like I knew them personally by the time I finished reading. This is an author to watch for sure!”