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THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT IS FINALLY HERE, BLENDING THE CHARM OF ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE WITH AN AGATHA CHRISTIE-ESQUE MURDER MYSTERY.

Film rights already snapped up by Universal, with Academy Award Nominee Florence Pugh set to star as Molly.

I am your maid.
I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?

Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between …

 

A note from Nita Prose

Molly is the protagonist of my novel, a slightly awkward hotel maid, efficient and impeccable at her job. But when a guest turns up dead in one of her suites at the Regency Grand Hotel, she must navigate a dangerous web of deceit and lies to solve the mystery.

Her voice came to me after a business trip during which I stayed at a London hotel. I’d returned to my room and startled my hotel maid who was folding the jogging pants I’d thrown in a tangled mess on the bed. It occurred to me then what an intimate and invisible job it is to be a room aid. Simply by cleaning my room every day, this maid probably knew so much about me. But what did I know about her? On the plane ride home, I wrote the prologue of The Maid in a single burst. I didn’t know it then, but I’d just begun my debut novel.

In penning this book, I tried to meld a classic whodunnit with all the qualities I love about uplit. I wanted to write a book in which the mystery can only be solved through connection to others. I also wanted to write about the countless invisible workers in our midst, people who work diligently every day, yet are sometimes overlooked.

I do hope you enjoy this read!

 

About the author

Nita Prose is a longtime editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean.

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