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The Housekeeper

A Twisted Psychological Thriller
Narrated by: Susie Berneis
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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When Claire sees Hannah Wilson at an exclusive Manhattan hair salon, it's like a knife slicing through barely healed scars. It may have been 10 years since Claire last saw Hannah, but she has thought of her every day, and not in a good way. So Claire does what anyone would do in her position - she stalks her. 

Hannah is now Mrs. Carter, living the charmed life that should have been Claire's. It's the life Claire used to have before Hannah came along and took it all away from her. 

Back then, Claire was a happy teenager with porcelain skin and long blond wavy hair. Now she's an overweight, lazy drunk with hair the color of compost and skin to match. And that’s why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized - especially since she has time on her hands, revenge on her mind, and a talent for acting.... 

What better way to seek retribution - and redress - than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter's own home? 

But it's not just Claire who has secrets. Everyone in that house seems to have something to hide. 

And now, there's no way out.

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Great story

I this book was very entertaining. I wish the narrator had a younger sounding voice though, Claire sounded like a much older woman. The story was fun with some dark humor along the way.

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So good! Grabbed me from the start...

This is what excellent narration can do. Yes, good story right from the start. I kind of figured out where it was going but the journey was still fascinating. The narration was absolutely stellar. Don't miss this one. Natalie Barelli has never disappointed me.

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Best Psych Thriller EVER Until the Last Two Hours

I listened to this book in one day. The narrator was excellent and the story was so interesting that I carried my phone with me everywhere. There is a jaw-dropping “Whoa”!, which is my favorite part of every book, but then it seems like the author explained everything in a rush (that actually lasted an hour and a half). The explanations and other “reveals “ had me rolling my eyes quite often. I gave it 4 stars because it is 80% great and 20 I just need to hear the end. I’ll still check out more books by this author and narrator.

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Pretty good

Kept me engaged and the ending wrapped up well. I would recommend. The only thing that bothered me was the narrator’s voice. She sounds too old for the character.

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great story!

I listened to this after I watched the show "You" on Netflix and I enjoyed the parallels. The story was captivating, the performance was spot on, and I didn't think I could put it down!

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Ravishing Appetite for this plate of Suspense.

The story was so well crafted and left me on the edge of my seat throughout! I binge listened, trying to predict a totally unpredictable ending! This is my first introduction to the author and will not be the last! Her first-person voice is amazing; I had to keep looking over my shoulder to make sure she wasn't in the same room as me. This author knows how to connect with her readers. The Narrator was one of the best I've ever heard.

I would highly recommend this book!

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fantastic read!!

Loved this story line!! perfect twist at the perfect time. Worth the credit for sure!!

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Good twist but a little slow to get into

it took a while for the story to pull me in one thing that kept throwing me was the voice of the reader seems too mature to be playing a 24 yr old and the voices of the other characters didn't sound that great either. all that aside once I got into it I enjoyed the story and the plot twist was great.

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Twisted, Fun, and Surprising!

NO SPOILERS! I listen to a ton of psychological thrillers and listened to this with low expectations, but it held my attention right from the beginning. Often times books say there are many twists, but I often see them early on. This book however, actually does have some great twists and it’s well thought out.

This was a true psychological thriller and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys the genre. The narrator was good however her voice didn’t fit the main character. Regardless, it was an enjoyable listen.

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Enjoyable read/listen

The Housekeeper has a great plot, unique and spellbinding. I highly recommend it to mystery listeners.

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  • Mrs. Lesley K. Urwin
  • 01-05-20

The housekeeper

Couldn’t stop playing this. Full of twists and turns.
A great read.
Will look out for more from by this author.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 01-04-20

Odd but gets better

I nearly stopped reading this but persisted. It’s not too bad. Not brilliant mind you but am ok read. Might try another one of hers.