Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a good contemporary mystery/thriller. Molly Gray is not your typical young woman. She has trouble reading the intentions of others and struggles with social skills. Until now, her grandmother helped her navigate the world by creating simple rules that Molly could live by. It’s those rules that kept her going when her beloved grandmother died.

Molly works as a maid in an upscale hotel. She’s perfect for the job due to her passion for cleaning and setting things back to a “state of perfection”. Molly’s proper etiquette helps her interact with guests, however her co-workers treat her with derision. One day she finds wealthy and powerful guest Charles Black dead in his suite and before she knows it, she is the police’s number one suspect. She’s caught in a web of deception with no idea how to get herself out, when friends she didn’t know she had join forces with her to get to the bottom of the matter.

I listened to this book and loved the narrator. She did a fantastic job conveying Molly’s idiosyncrasies without making her sound unintelligent. The author did a great job of portraying Molly’s inability to read social cues and understand the motives of those she interacts with without making her into a comical character or one that should be pitied. I enjoyed all of the twists and turns, and how the tiny bits and pieces of clues sprinkled throughout the book came together to form a picture at the end. There were some things that were predictable and easily discovered before they were revealed, but it’s almost as if the author made them obvious on purpose to draw the reader’s attention from discovering the real clues that led to the identity of the killer. I loved the conclusion and grinned like a fool as the story wrapped up.

If you’re looking for a fun, contemporary mystery/thriller with memorable characters and a satisfying ending, I highly recommend you read this book.