Book Fun Friday ~ *The Maid’s Diary by Loreth Anne White* #bookbeginnings #friday56 #FLF #BBH

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence of the book you’re reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice and asks you to grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader and share a non-spoiler sentence or two.  First Line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Reading is my Superpower that asks you to share the first sentence of the book you’re reading. Book Blogger Hop asks a question of general interest or discussion hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer

My book for today is: The Maid’s Diary by Loreth Anne White

Publication Date: March 01, 2023

Kit Darling is a maid with a snooping problem. She’s the “invisible girl,” compelled to poke into her wealthy clients’ closely guarded lives. It’s a harmless hobby until Kit sees something she can’t unsee in the home of her brand-new clients: a secret so dark it could destroy the privileged couple expecting their first child. This makes Kit dangerous to the couple. In turn, it makes the couple—who might kill to keep their secret—dangerous to Kit.

When homicide cop Mallory Van Alst is called to a scene at a luxury waterfront home known as the Glass House, she’s confronted with evidence of a violent attack so bloody it’s improbable the victim is alive. But there’s no body. The homeowners are gone. And their maid is missing. The only witness is the elderly woman next door, who woke to screams in the night. The neighbor was also the last person to see Kit Darling alive.

As Mal begins to uncover the secret that has sent the lives of everyone involved on a devious and inescapable collision course, she realizes that nothing is quite as it seems. And no one escapes their past.


First Sentence: Slowly, she slides between sleep and consciousness. A shard of cognition slices through her-no, not sleep. Not in her bed. Not safe. Panic stirs. Where is she? She tries to swallow, but her mouth is dry. There’s an unfamiliar taste at the back of her throat. A sharper jolt of awareness cracks through her. Blood-it’s the taste of blood.

Page 56: All she can think about is the threat left in her mailbox and Charley Water’s words: This is about Kit, isn’t it? And her neighbors words: Just the maid. The usual one, same as always.

Todays Question Is:

Todays Question: What is the significance of your blog header? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

A: My header signifies how I feel “so many books, so little time”. Sometimes I wish I had all the time in the world to just sit and read, but that’s not my reality unfortunately.

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