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What happens in the hotel room, stays with housekeeping.
“Isn’t it interesting how one seismic event can change your memory of what occurred?”
~ The Maid by Nita Prose.
Molly Gray is a housekeeper at a fancy hotel. The socially awkward 25-year-old is befriended by the second wife of the powerful hotel owner. When he ends up dead, sweet Molly becomes one of the leading suspects.
Prose’s delightful mystery showcases a charming underdog. Prose effectively reveals how perception and judgment can lead us astray and make us overlook people because of their quirks and seemingly unimportant status in life.
The Maid is a mine of aphorisms and quotations about how our ‘truths’ about what we see and believe are based on our perceptions, and experiences. These observations are thought provoking, especially in today’s society filled with assumptions and advice.
If you enjoyed Elinor Oliphant is Fine, by Gail Honeyman, and Fredrik Backman’s, A Man Called Ove, you may find a special spot for this unassuming maid.
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