Happy Publication Day to this endearing, who-dunnit-style debut, in which long-time editor-turned-writer Nita Prose explores what it means to be different, and how our differences can draw us to each other.
25-year-old Molly Gray isn’t always understood. She talks differently from everyone else, and sometimes she has trouble interpreting social cues. Her beloved gran used to help her navigate life, but ever since Gran died, Molly’s had to face this confusing world alone. At least she enjoys her job as a maid at the elegant Regency Grand Hotel, as she thrives in cleaning up messes and ensuring everything is in its proper place.
But Molly’s perfectly-ordered world gets thrown into disarray when she discovers a guest dead in his bed—Charles Black, a rich and powerful man whose business dealings and personal life have recently incurred scandal. Molly is keen to help the authorities in any way she can, but her unusual observations and way of speaking puts her high up on the suspect list. Soon Molly finds herself in too deep, with no clue about how to get out. Not only does she need to find out who really killed Mr. Black, she needs to discover who her true friends are—and who aren’t—before it’s too late.
With a unique voice and endearing protagonist, Nita Prose’s heart-warming narrative reminds us that no matter how different we are, we all want the same thing: connection, community, and friendship. Great for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Love Story of Missy Carmichael.
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