The Housemaid's Secret
by Freida McFadden
Discussion Questions:
1. Did you spot any early signs that things weren't quite right in Wendy and Douglas Garrick's luxury penthouse lifestyle?

2. Did you have any early suspicions that Wendy was setting up Millie to take the blame? Which clues did you spot that made you suspect Wendy?

3. Wendy is initially seen as a victim of abuse who is later revealed to be the villain. Did you like the way she was portrayed? What did you love or hate about her?

4. The Housemaid's Secret contains lots of twists, which twists did you find the most surprising? Was there a twist that you found particularly memorable or very original?

5. Did you feel like justice was served? Which of the characters got the endings they deserved?

6. Do you think Brock and Millie were a good match? Could they have ended up happily together?

7. How do to feel about Millie and Enzo getting together? Have they got a chance of a "happy ever after" romantic future together?

8. To what extent did you trust in Enzo and believe him in regard to the time he spent in Italy?

9. Now you know what Millie was in jail for, and more about her early life and how she conducted herself in this story how have your feelings about Millie changed?

10. Did you find Millie a little bit naive in not suspecting she was being set up or do you see her actions as proof of her good character and eagerness to help a woman in trouble?

11. How would you define the book in terms of the combination of elements of character story, psychological and domestic thriller and murder mystery? How did Freida McFadden play with the conventions of the genres to misdirect the reader?

12. Can you think of any parts that lend themselves to continuing for a third instalment?

Discussion Questions by the author

Book Club Talking Points:
This is an excellent psychological thriller with unique twists you do not see coming - this will undoubtedly generate much discussion. Other discussion-worthy themes are second chances, Millie's character development, and domestic abuse and its psychological effects..

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