The Housemaid is a bestselling novel by Freida McFadden, a physician and author of multiple psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. It is the first book in a series that follows the lives and secrets of the Winchester family and their housemaid.
The Housemaid tells the story of a young woman who takes a job as a housemaid for the wealthy and mysterious Winchester family. She hopes to start a new life and escape her past, but she soon realizes that the Winchesters have their own dark secrets that are far more dangerous than hers. As she gets closer to Andrew Winchester, the handsome and troubled husband, she becomes entangled in a web of lies, manipulation and obsession. She also discovers that the Winchesters don’t know who she really is, or what she is capable of…
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Reception and Awards
The Housemaid was published in April 2022 and became an instant hit with readers and critics alike. It reached #1 on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list and was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery & Thriller in 2022. It also won the 2023 ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. The book has received rave reviews from fans and reviewers, who praised its twisty plot, suspenseful atmosphere and shocking ending. Some of the reviews are:
- “I got severe whiplash from the twistiest turns… Every time I thought I had it figured out… WRONG!!!… I am still reeling… outstanding… If you love a top notch psychological thriller that will have you questioning your own sanity, then this 5 star read is for you.” (NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
- “What a wild ride!!! Freida definitely delivered the best twisty ending… Gripping from start to finish… honestly, I just could not put it down… An absolutely mind-blowing shocker that kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat literally until the very end.” (Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
- “One wild ride!… This book had me hooked from page one… The twists and turns were insane… I never saw that ending coming… A must read for fans of psychological thrillers!” (Amazon reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
Sequel and Adaptation
Due to the popularity and success of The Housemaid, Freida McFadden wrote a sequel titled The Housemaid’s Secret, which was published in October 2022. The sequel continues the story of the housemaid and the Winchesters, revealing more secrets and surprises along the way.
In addition, The Housemaid has been optioned for a movie adaptation by Paramount Pictures, with Reese Witherspoon attached as a producer and star. The movie is expected to be released in late 2023 or early 2024.