The Housekeeper

The Housekeeper

A Novel

Paperback - 2017 | First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
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When Anne Morgan's successful boyfriend--who also happens to be her boss--leaves her for another woman, Anne finds herself in desperate need of a new job and a quiet place to recover. Meanwhile, her celebrity idol, Emma Helmsley (England's answer to Oprah Winfrey), is in need of a housekeeper, an opportunity which seems too good to be true. Through her books, website, and blog, Emma Helmsley advises her devoted followers on how to live a balanced life in a hectic world. Her husband, Rob, is a high profile academic, and her children, Jake and Lily, are well-adjusted teenagers. On the surface, they are the perfect family. But Anne soon finds herself intimately ensconced in the Helmsley's dirty laundry, both literally and figuratively. Underneath the dust, grime, and whimsical clutter, everyone has a secret to hide and Anne's own disturbing past threatens to unhinge everything. The Housekeeper is a nuanced and nail-biting psychological thriller about the dark recesses of the human mind and the dangerous consequences of long-buried secrets".
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2017.
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476771403
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 25, 2017

Mesmerizing and suspenseful book. The author created such a interesting mix of characters. All so, very charming at the begining. I was enchanted by how the narrative evolved. I wanted to prolong the feeling the book gave me. Alas, all must come to an end.

Jun 02, 2017

An interesting character study about Anne who is trying to come to terms with her peel away layer after layer of secrets and lies until you find the truth.....easy read...I didn't find this book to be a thriller......

Apr 18, 2017

I decided to read this because it's compared to two of my favourite books: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller, and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. The comparison is a lie. This book is amateurish in comparison, especially to the razor-sharp writing of Heller and the more thoughtful, careful kind of Claire Messud.


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