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The Maid by Nita Prose. Ballantine Books New York 2022. 285 pp.

This book is rather charming and sweet, although there is a murder involved. The maid is Molly Gray. She has been raised by her Gram, and although I did not realize it at the beginning, she is on the autism spectrum. Her Gram understands her problems and has taught her how to cope with them. Molly always does the best job that anyone can do. Unfortunately, her Gram dies which really makes life difficult for her.

She works at a hotel and is friendly with the doorman, Mr. Preston, who tries to help her cope with a life without her gram. The rooms she is assigned to clean end up spotless.
But then she finds Mr. Black in the room she is about to clean, dead in his bed. Well, with anyone else this wouldn’t become so complicated, but she is so literal in her answers to questions, that the police began to think that she may have murdered him, and she is arrested. Friends come to her defense and of course it all turns out well in the end.

This is a different kind of book and entertaining to read.

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