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Unveiling the Mystery: A Review of 'The Maid' by Nita Prose

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️


I listened to the audiobook of The Maid by Nita Prose and I enjoyed it a lot. It is a cosy mystery novel that follows Molly Gray, a hotel maid who has trouble with social situations, but who loves her job and takes pride in her work. She works at the Regency Grand Hotel in New York City, where she cleans the rooms of the rich and famous with meticulous care. She also follows the rules and advice of her beloved grandmother, who raised her and passed away a few months ago.


The novel is told from Molly’s perspective, which gives the reader a glimpse into her unique and endearing character. Molly has a keen eye for detail, a sharp memory, and a strong sense of justice but she struggles with social cues and emotions.


One day, Molly enters the suite of a guest and finds him dead in his bed. She also gets entangled in some shady dealings without being aware of the risk and soon she becomes the prime suspect in the case. The police think she is lying or hiding something, because of her unusual behaviour and lack of alibi. As the walls close in on her, Molly is determined to prove her innocence and find out what really happened.


It’s a heartwarming story of self-discovery and human connection, as Molly learns to cope with her grief, find her place in the world, and make new friends. The novel explores what it means to be different and yet the same as everyone else. The one thing I didn’t like about this novel was that the mystery wasn’t very challenging. I figured out who the culprits were halfway through the book. From there on, the thing to explore was how Molly would overcome the situation, learn to trust herself and clear her name.


The Maid was a decent book. It was more of a drama than a mystery, and it lacked some suspense and twists. It still was an enjoyable read and I’d give it a 3.5 ⭐️ rating.

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