Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Maid's Diary by Loreth Anne White


Title: The Maid's Diary
Author: Loreth Anne White
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date: March 1, 2023

Kit Darling is a maid with a snooping problem. She’s the “invisible girl,” compelled to poke into her wealthy clients’ closely guarded lives. It’s a harmless hobby until Kit sees something she can’t unsee in the home of her brand-new clients: a secret so dark it could destroy the privileged couple expecting their first child. This makes Kit dangerous to the couple. In turn, it makes the couple—who might kill to keep their secret—dangerous to Kit.

When homicide cop Mallory Van Alst is called to a scene at a luxury waterfront home known as the Glass House, she’s confronted with evidence of a violent attack so bloody it’s improbable the victim is alive. But there’s no body. The homeowners are gone. And their maid is missing. The only witness is the elderly woman next door, who woke to screams in the night. The neighbor was also the last person to see Kit Darling alive.

As Mal begins to uncover the secret that has sent the lives of everyone involved on a devious and inescapable collision course, she realizes that nothing is quite as it seems.

And no one escapes their past.

I love Loreth Ann Books. They are always a treat for me.

The Maid's Diary is another success.

Without giving too many details away, the story centers on Kit Darling, a maid for wealthy people. She likes to snoop around the houses she cleans.

When she gets a new client, she realizes she knows the couple (Daisy and Jon Rittenburg) and she can't stop herself from snooping and planning an act of revenge.

However, if she is successful how come there is a murder when the novel begins in the present?

There are different timelines with several points of view including diary entries by Kit, Daisy, Jon, and Detective Mallory Van Alst who is called to the scene of the crime.

I'm very pleased with the novel, its delivery, and its conclusion. Loreth Ann White will always be an auto-buy for me.

This time, I listened to the audible and I thought Jane Oppenheimer did a fantastic job.

Cliffhanger: No

5/5 Fangs

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