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"An addictively dark tale full of psychological drama, long-hidden secrets, and the dangers of fabricating a pristine public facade, 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Housekeeper is a tense, compelling story of memory, madness and family secrets. You will fall under this novel’s urgent spell - page by page to its shattering betrayal - and will not be able to pull yourself away." - Karen Brown

"Suspenseful and intriguing, wise, funny, and shocking. Beautifully written, this is a thriller for an age obsessed with celebrity--and all too ready to give its heart away to glamourous gurus." - Elisabeth Gifford

"I loved, loved, loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough." - Lisa Jewell

"A compelling set up, intriguing characters, expertly handled plot, full of sharp details and insight. I couldn't stop reading it!" - Lottie Moggach

"Gorgeous writing, wonderful characterization, immersive atmosphere and a final twist that I did not see coming!" - Kate Moretti

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February 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Housekeeper: A Novel
Author(s): Suellen Dainty
ISBN: 1-4767-7140-5 / 978-1-4767-7140-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Housekeeper: A Novel
Author(s): Suellen Dainty
Publisher: Atria Books
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February 2017 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Housekeeper: A Novel
Author(s): Suellen Dainty
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK