“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife… she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe…
It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want.
It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything…
That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.
Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go…
This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to international bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl will be totally hooked! This book can also be enjoyed as a standalone.
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“An amazing psychological thriller!!… will grab you literally from the first line… Hold on to your jaws, because they will drop… Loved. It. So. Much!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OH YEAH!!!… I flew through the pages like a bat out of hell. So, so good!! I absolutely loved every second of it!!… Will lead you down one path until you are completely turned around and screaming WTF?!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This one continues almost directly from The Housemaid. I made a blunder and didn’t realise they were a series. I started reading this one first. I was advised to stop halfway through and read The Housemaid first—so I’m passing that advice on. You can read this as a stand-alone, but there are little homages throughout that hark back to the first book.
We follow Millie into another post, but it’s a very brief spit and polish before she gets sacked, and we’re pulled straight into her next position. It isn’t a happy household, and mystery lurks across every stair tread.
Millie should mind her own business and concentrate on bleaching the loo—but she doesn’t—and therein lies her downfall.
Another fantastic story in the same style as The Housemaid with the same fantastic writing and description. Millie isn’t the only character thatfollowsw over, and we reconnect with an old friend.
Fabulous writing, easy reading, and a plot that keeps you guessing. What more do you need?
Another page turner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 15 May 2023
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 20 February 2023
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 8 May 2023
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