Freida McFadden: The Housemaid’s Secret

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for The Housemaid’s Secret. My review is written with thanks to the team at Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


“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.


I read The Housemaid at the end of 2022 and I absolutely loved it so I was delighted to have the opportunity to read the sequel. The Housemaid’s Secret is every bit as thrilling, entertaining and difficult to put down.

I enjoyed being back with Millie. Although she has a colourful past, she is a character I warmed to easily and I really rooted for her in her various jobs. A large part of the story is told from Millie’s point of view and it was great to get under her skin and peel back her many layers. 

Freida McFadden’s plotting skills are absolutely immense. She has worked every single element of the plot out so carefully and it’s a joy to read as it all comes together. I had to pick my jaw off the floor several times! 

The ending of The Housemaid’s Secret is particularly tense and I was on the edge of my seat as everything came to a head. 

I don’t know if there is a sequel planned, but I definitely would love to meet up with Millie again!

The Housemaid’s Secret is available from Amazon.

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