The Housekeeper

The Housekeeper

She's a liar. She's a stalker. She's in your house.

When Claire sees Hannah Wilson at an exclusive Manhattan hair salon, it's like a knife slicing through barely healed scars. It may have been ten years since Claire last saw Hannah, but she has thought of her every day, and not in a good way. So Claire does what anyone would do in her position—she stalks her.

Hannah is now Mrs. Carter, living the charmed life that should have been Claire's. It's the life Claire used to have, before Hannah came along and took it all away from her.

Back then, Claire was a happy teenager with porcelain skin and long, wavy blond hair. Now she's an overweight, lazy drunk with hair the color of compost and skin to match. Which is why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized. And since she has time on her hands, revenge on her mind, and a talent for acting…

Because what better way to seek retribution—and redress—than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter's own home?

Except that it's not just Claire who has secrets. Everyone in that house seems to have something to hide.

And now, there's no way out.


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    The Housekeeper Reviews

  • Jayme

    When I began reading this I couldn’t decide if I liked it, or felt it was a similar, but not quite as good, “Jane Doe”. (Victoria Helen Stone) Claire reminded me of our favorite character, Ms Do...

  • Bren

    "I don't want to be pulled out of it, April. I like my misery. It's taken alot of effort to be this miserable. Why would I throw it all away?"The Housekeeper by Natalie BarelliWhere do I begin?It is r...

  • Liz

    This book gets off to a slow start. Clare is not a likeable character, so I wasn’t thrilled to keep hearing about how she’s a pathetic loser, all because of Hannah. I wanted to tell Clare to wash ...

  • Michael David

    Natalie Barelli has got to be one of my favorite authors. I've loved each of her books, and this one is no exception. This is a tense thriller, and what I love about her books is the dark and bitingly...

  • MissBecka Gee

    Well written with all the bits you could want in a psychological....

  • Katie

    I'm pretty certain Barelli is not an author I love. I read her previous novel, The Loyal Wife, and it was really bad. I hated it. There is an amateur quality to her writing (I know, who the hell am I ...

  • Barbara

    3.5 Stars: Given the Covid-19 crisis, my book club needed a story that possessed enough of a thriller aspect to distract our sad hearts. “The Housekeeper” by Natalie Barelli is a highly rated thri...

  • Deborah Rogers

    I found this a really good read! The strong character voice kept me glued to the pages, wondering what was going to happen next. I confess, I'm a sucker for an unreliable narrator who has a little bit...

  • Laura Peden

    Fun, easy, quick little domestic thriller. Binged in one day. Free on Hoopla. Life is good 😎...

  • Books Just 4 Me

    This was a crazy read! Claire is definitely a sociopath, she is beyond messed up, but she owns it! This was quite a trip watching Claire enact revenge on Hannah. We find out pretty quickly why she’s...