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What I’m reading: The Housekeepers

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Big thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I was more than happy to read The Housekeepers by Alex Hay, the description hooked me in and it went to the top of the reading pile.

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

UPSTAIRS, MADAM IS PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE SEASON.

DOWNSTAIRS, THE SERVANTS ARE PLOTTING THE HEIST OF THE CENTURY.

When Mrs King, housekeeper to the most illustrious home in Mayfair, is suddenly dismissed after years of loyal service, she knows just who to recruit to help her take revenge.

A black-market queen out to settle her scores. An actress desperate for a magnificent part. A seamstress dreaming of a better life. And Mrs King’s predecessor, who has been keeping the dark secrets of Park Lane far too long.

Mrs King has an audacious plan in mind, one that will reunite her women in the depths of the house on the night of a magnificent ball – and play out right under the noses of her former employers…

THEY COME FROM NOTHING. BUT THEY’LL LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING.

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay is set in 1905 Edwardian London. It’s a really fun book, think the cast of the film Oceans 8, but set in 1905 London. As you get immersed in the story you realise how complex the plot is, and the lives of the women involved. I loved the way the story unravelled and what seemed quite a simple plan, was really elaborate and multifarious.

The characters are a real motley crew and each have their own reasons for taking part in the plan. Will they succeed, or will their own circumstances prevent them from pulling off the greatest heist of the century?

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay will be published on the 6th July. Fingers crossed someone buys up the rights to the film because I would love to watch the story brought to life.

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    March 19, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    […] week I finished reading The Housekeepers¬†by Alex Hay. I wrote a review of it here and it’s book 6 of my Goodreads 2023 Reading Challenge. I really enjoyed this book and loved […]

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    Rhian Westbury
    March 20, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a really fun easy read here. I love it when you have a mixture in the cast so you know you’ll probably connect with someone x

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