“The Housemaid” by Freida McFadden – Book Review

If you are in the mood for a compelling, twisty, domestic thriller you need look no further!

This is the type of novel that you could easily read in one sitting. It is riveting, and would make an awesome movie.

There are two main narrators at play here, and each has a distinctive and uniquely engrossing tale to tell. Millie, the ex-con maid is in her late twenties, is desperate to keep her position as housemaid to the Winchester’s. Nina, the wealthy, spoiled wife, is prone to mercurial moods, and she has her own secret agenda… Strong characterization made both narrators easy to relate to.

This novel contains many elements of the classic suspense thriller, gaslighting being just one. There were also themes of spousal abuse, manipulation, and desperation.

“The Housemaid” was the first novel I’ve read by this author, and rest assured I will have her name on my radar for future reads.

Recommended highly to those readers who covet major plot twists, strong characters, and domestic thrillers that chill you to the bone…


This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Lauren Sum and Grand Central Publishing.

ISBN: 9781538742570 – ASIN: ‎ ‎ ‎ B09TWSRMCB – 336 pages

#1 Amazon and USA Today bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practising 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.

Visit Freida McFadden’s website, or connect with her on Twitter and/or Instagram.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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3 Responses to “The Housemaid” by Freida McFadden – Book Review

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  2. Carla says:

    Wonderful review, Lynne. This sounds quite gripping. I just found it on KU, so will try and read it while I am snowbirding.

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