Sundays in bed with is a meme hosted by Midnight Book Girl but I came across it recently on Jill’s Book Blog. It is simply a chance to share the book that is by your bed at the moment (or that you wish was by your bed). This week my book is The Maid by Nita Prose
I’ve been looking forward to reading this for ages and it finally arrived in the library this week.
Blurb from the book cover :
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody.
She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can easily be cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?
This is an entertaining read so far and I’m enjoying the plot. However, Molly is irritating me slightly as she seems to be portrayed inconsistently. She doesn’t cope well with social situations and finds reading social cues difficult. In the past she has been helped through situations by her Grandmother who is now dead. That’s fine and is reminiscent of other characters such as Eleanor Oliphant. However, there are times in the book when Molly seems very able to read quite complex social cues so I’m not sure which one is the true character. Is she that socially inept or is she an unreliable narrator and is actually more than she is portraying herself to be? I’m interested to see how all of this is going turn out.
What’s by your bed this weekend?