The Housekeeper (Paperback)

By Suellen Dainty

Washington Square Press, 9781476771403, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

"An addictively dark tale full of psychological drama, long-hidden secrets, and the dangers of fabricating a pristine public fa ade, The Housekeeper will satisfy any reader's cravings for family drama." --Redbook

" The Housekeeper] will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page." --Buzzfeed

"A tantalizing glimpse into the everyday lives of the rich and famous--and the people who work for them."--Shelf Awareness

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 Martha Stewart and 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 soon threatens to unhinge everything...

For fans of Notes on a Scandal and The Woman Upstairs, The Housekeeper is a nuanced psychological drama about the dark recesses of the human mind and the dangerous consequences of long-buried secrets.