The Maid

The Maid


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Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life's complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly's orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it's too late?

A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780593356159.

Title:The Maid
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    The Maid Reviews

  • Emily May

    My brain is still having an argument with itself about this book. Emily1: How is it no one in this book thought "hey, maybe Molly is acting so 'strange' because she's neurodivergent?"Emily2: Could she...

  • JanB

    Unpopular opinion time! Molly is a maid at the Regency Grand, an upscale hotel. Her attention to detail and love of cleanliness and order makes this a perfect job for her. Molly is neurodivergent, al...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Don’t you dare to miss this book and celebrate its publishing day! This is FREAKING GOOD! 🥳🍾🎈This is fabulous! Absolutely marvelous! Entertaining, smart, riveting combination of cozy myster...

  • Yun

    Not gonna lie, The Maid was a disappointment. After all the praises heaped on it, I'm not sure I read the same book as everyone else.Molly loves order and cleanliness. It's a good thing she works as a...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK JUST OPTED FOR A FILM, LOVED IT***I absolutely fell in love with Molly Gray! She is one of the most unique, delightful and charming characters I have ever had the pleasu...

  • MarilynW

    The Maid by Nita Prose"Molly, the Maid" is different. She's always been the subject of taunts, jeers, stares, ridicule and cruelty. The ability to read social cues, intentions, expressions, or to even...

  • Elle

    Mmmmmm yeah, no. This was not good. I did not enjoy it at all, and I recommend it to nobody. Okay that’s the review, bye!!!!!Lol yeah, maybe one day I’ll be the person who can just rate and move o...

  • Lisa of Troy

    What a stunning debut novel!Molly Grey, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel, discovers a guest, Mr. Black dead in bed. Who is responsible for the crime and will Molly go down just for being a bit differ...

  • Meredith

    A State of Perfection “I am your maid. I know so much about you. But when it comes down to it: what is it that you know about me.” The Maid is a compelling and quirky mystery about the death of a...

  • Jayme

    Good Golly, Miss Molly!This was probably my favorite "COZY" ever!Twenty-Five year old Molly Gray is not like everyone else-she struggles with social skills and misinterprets the intentions of others. ...